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Im worried! Is it a bad thing that pip have made a decision within a week?

Carla03Carla03 Member Posts: 10 Listener

Carla03 Listener

Hi all. Im new here.  Has anyone ever had a quick response after telephone assessment from pip? 

I applied 1st time 17th Dec. Had my telephone assessment last week on wednesday 17th March. Had a text 2 days later saying the dwp now have my report and i will hear back within 8 weeks.

So today, i plucked up the courage to ring and ask for assessors report. The man on the phone said "Yes, i will do that - Oh, it looks like they have already made their decision and sent it out to you on Wednesday 24th, but i will still send out your report".

 I didnt dare ask him what the decision is as was scared and also shocked its been done so quick Now im worried that its bad news! Anyone else had such a quick response with postive result or could it still be bad? Im worried sick even though i know theres nothing i can do. Thanks x

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  • calcotticalcotti Member Posts: 2,235 Pioneering
    I don’t think you can infer anything from the speed of response.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 11,201 Disability Gamechanger
    The quick decision doesnt mean anything other than the DM dealjng with it  had all the info they needed and didnt have huge backlogs to work through 
  • Carla03Carla03 Member Posts: 10 Listener
    Thanks for your reply. Its such a confusing system that its hard to judge. 
    I dont remember them asking me my bank details either. The assessor only asked me if i have a bank account but not details.
  • woodbinewoodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 4,522 Disability Gamechanger
    Its odd atm some decisions are very quick and others slower than you might expect, it's just the luck of the draw.
    Hope your decision is what you expected @Carla03
    "Putting a child into care, isn't caring for a child" (T.Rhattigan)
  • calcotticalcotti Member Posts: 2,235 Pioneering
    Carla03 said:
    Thanks for your reply. Its such a confusing system that its hard to judge. 
    I dont remember them asking me my bank details either. The assessor only asked me if i have a bank account but not details.
    Answered in other thread where you posted the same. You will have provided your bank details at the start of the claim. The assessor only asked about a bank account as part of their assessment of your abilities/difficulties.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • Carla03Carla03 Member Posts: 10 Listener
    Ah okay. Thank you. 
  • buffy6956buffy6956 Member Posts: 4 Listener
    What was the outcome please as same thing happening with me 
  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 6,637 Disability Gamechanger
    calcotti said:
    I don’t think you can infer anything from the speed of response.
    This. Nothing else to be said. You literally can’t read it either way but…
    woodbine said:
    Its odd atm some decisions are very quick and others slower than you might expect, it's just the luck of the draw.
    Historically there was always a hilarious period pre the end of the financial year when a decision makers 4 decisions per day needed to be accelerated to meet certain annual targets so, anecdotally, 4 would become 8 and the only way 4 could be 8 was if 4 were considered as normal and 4 were rushed through whilst barely being examined. Usually the ratio was that 1 would be awarded and 3 rejected. The unfortunate side effect of this was usually that the 1 awarded should never have had an award in a million years whilst the 3 rejects so clearly ought to have qualified it was embarrassingly easy to overturn just by lodging an appeal and forcing a review (pre MR). We used to love April to June. This stuff used to be so easy. 

    Nowadays the ones which go through quick are the ones with vulnerability markers. A “new” concept triggered by all the death reviews. 
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