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I got a message today saying my report is ready and back to DWP. What does this mean?

sarah1986
sarah1986 Member Posts: 37 Listener
edited February 2021 in PIP, DLA, and AA
Hi I had my pip assessment done yesterday morning, I have received a message this evening telling me my report is ready and back to DWP. What does that mean.

Thankyou

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  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 16,454 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi there 

    All it means I'd the assessor has done your report and sent it to DWP 

    You can request a copy of the report it isnt the decision but you can see what the assessor has recommended and thru usually go with the report 

    Now it is back it will go to a decision maker and you will get decision letter this can take around 8 weeks 
  • berry123
    berry123 Member Posts: 264 Pioneering
    @sarah1986 I had mine this morning the assessor was a female and was really nice calm.  Do dwp send sms once they received assessment report.
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 16,454 Disability Gamechanger
    @berry123 if you gave them your monole number they do usually inform you 
  • berry123
    berry123 Member Posts: 264 Pioneering
  • Ross_Scope
    Ross_Scope Posts: 7,487 Scope online community team
    Wishing you the very best for the outcome @sarah1986

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  • sarah1986
    sarah1986 Member Posts: 37 Listener
    It is my 1st assessment for anything and I've been poorly over 12 years I've terminal cancer and Parkinson's disease. My assessor was a woman and was really lovely lasted 40mins. I cried all the way through thou not my finest of moments. I did not know they sent a txt updating anyone because I've not gone through this process before 

    Thankyou everyone xx
  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Posts: 9,644 Scope online community team
    I hope that's put your mind at ease a bit @sarah1986. Fingers crossed you'll get the right outcome. 

    Don't worry about crying, I'm certain you aren't the first to do that! 
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  • sarah1986
    sarah1986 Member Posts: 37 Listener
    I know but I felt daft getting upset. I just don't really open up about my illnesses at all. I hope I get a good out come. I requested my report this morning xx
  • woodbine
    woodbine Member, Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,759 Disability Gamechanger
    @sarah1986 i'm sorry to hear you have a terminal illness did you claim on that basis? read the link for info:

    https://www.gov.uk/pip/claiming-pip-if-youre-terminally-ill
    Be extra nice to new members.
  • sarah1986
    sarah1986 Member Posts: 37 Listener
    They knew I was terminally ill. Cus my first claim 3 years ago was done in 2 weeks this time it has took them 5 months to even look at claim which was a renewal. I ended up getting my local MP involved cus it's wrong how I have been treated. Had the assessment on Monday cried all way through. How stupid is that. I was told my report was ready yesterday which was fast 24hrs after the assessment

    Thanks 
  • calcotti
    calcotti Member Posts: 6,378 Disability Gamechanger
    The phrase 'terminally ill' has a specific meaning for benefits purposes. It does not mean an incurable illness from which you will eventually die. It does mean having an illness from which it is thought you may die in the near future (within six months).
    It can therefore happen that people can claim under 'Special Rules' because their prognosis is poor but they then respond better than expected to the treatment they receive such that when they come to reclaim (after 3 years) they are no longer treated as terminally ill even though their diagnosed health condition remains the same.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • sarah1986
    sarah1986 Member Posts: 37 Listener
    I've had cancer 12 years I've been terminal three years now my life expectancy is 5 years I won't get better I'm not on treatment I'm on pain meds now that's how bad it is and on top of that I have Parkinson's disease which is not cure for and it gets worse over time also 
  • woodbine
    woodbine Member, Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,759 Disability Gamechanger
    @sarah1986 that's why you didn't qualify under special rules this time, PIP isn't about what's wrong with you but what care and/or mobility issues you have.
    My dad had Parkinson's and as you say there is no cure, but he was put on medication which helped a lot, perhaps a word with your GP?
    Be extra nice to new members.
  • sarah1986
    sarah1986 Member Posts: 37 Listener
    I've had the assessment now though and they was told I'm in bed 97% of the time I can't walk anymore than a couple of steps wiv out my legs giving up. Yes but my consultant signed a ds whatever form to say I was terminal which qualify me to b under special rules they have dragged their feet my local MP involved and also the benefits minster is involved. Pip ave had notes from my 2 consultants go social worker ot and my carers 
  • calcotti
    calcotti Member Posts: 6,378 Disability Gamechanger
    sarah1986 said:
    I've had cancer 12 years I've been terminal three years now my life expectancy is 5 years I won't get better I'm not on treatment I'm on pain meds now that's how bad it is and on top of that I have Parkinson's disease which is not cure for and it gets worse over time also 
    The point I was making was that although you have an incurable illness you are not classed as terminally ill for benefits purposes if your life expectancy is 5 years. If your medical team have provided a DS1500 it is unusual for DWP to query this but it does occasionally happen.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.

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