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When can I call to request the report? Or should I just wait for the decision?

Gobbygirl66Gobbygirl66 Member Posts: 22 Listener
edited March 31 in PIP, DLA and AA
Hi All had pip telephone assessment last Wednesday lasted 45 mins waited till today to request hp report was told I could not have it because it had not been put on system told I would have to wait couple of weeks,after 1hour received a text saying they had received it but it will be up 8 weeks for decision,can I now ring again for report or just wait for decision.

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  • woodbinewoodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 4,522 Disability Gamechanger
    You can try again tomorrow, but even though you will get a copy it will still take  DM between 8-12 weeks, although a few have been quicker
    "Putting a child into care, isn't caring for a child" (T.Rhattigan)
  • chiariedschiarieds Community Co-Production Group Posts: 9,207 Disability Gamechanger
    As woodbine has said, you can ring asking for a copy of the assessor's report if it's on the DWP's system now. However, as mentioned, it can take up to 8-12 weeks to get a decision letter. The Decision Maker does usually go with the HCP's report, but you will have to await the decision letter to confirm any potential award. Please let us all know how you get on. thank you.
  • wilkowilko Member Posts: 2,357 Disability Gamechanger
    @Gobbygirl66, what a name you have. Yes request your assessment report and on receiving it you can work out what your award is or maybe. But you still have to wait for the award notification letter. If the reckoned award not what you expected you now have several weeks to gather extra information and evidence to support your MR if you feel you need to lodge one.Good luck .
  • Gobbygirl66Gobbygirl66 Member Posts: 22 Listener
    Thanks for your comments Wilko asking for my assessment report how do I make sure they will give me it because yesterday he just waffled a lot of nonsense and said I can only have it when they send me a decision notice.
  • chiariedschiarieds Community Co-Production Group Posts: 9,207 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Gobbygirl66 - don't be fobbed off - you can get your assessment report. I suggest ringing the DWP when they open, which seems to be the best time, so 9am. The chances are you'll get answered by someone completely different, & hopefully more helpful. This has happened to other members, but politely insist you get your report.
  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 6,637 Disability Gamechanger
    It’s hard to persuade people but there is huge merit in simply not bothering. It’s a thing that unrepresented clients do but if you’re a client of an advice service very few will suggest you bother. 

    This is because PIP decision makers are obliged to look at the evidence in the round. If you make the HCP report the focus of any discontent it will then be the focus of the DM and tends to entrench them toward following the report no matter what is recommended. Far better than to bypass it completely and focus on the strength of your own evidence and arguments were you to have to go to MR.
  • kes2611kes2611 Member Posts: 118 Connected
    It is ur rite to see copy of assesors report.When u ask for it they will say that the decision maker does not always go with report.In my case am hopeing it true! The report is only part of what the decision maker looks at.Good luck 
  • Gobbygirl66Gobbygirl66 Member Posts: 22 Listener
    Thanks All I rung yesterday requesting report this time not a problem person I spoke with very helpful will receive it in 7-10 days,fingers crossed its good news.Thanks everyone 
  • chiariedschiarieds Community Co-Production Group Posts: 9,207 Disability Gamechanger
    Pleased you got somebody that was helpful. Let us know how you get on, thank you.
  • Caz_AlumniCaz_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 626 Pioneering
    Hi @Gobbygirl66.

    Good to hear that you received a helpful response from the person that you spoke to yesterday - and you've got an idea of when you will receive your report as well. That's positive news for you!

    Hopefully, the time between now and then will go pretty quickly for you. Please do keep us updated on how you get on. 
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  • Gobbygirl66Gobbygirl66 Member Posts: 22 Listener
    Certainly will Caz_Scope.
  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 6,637 Disability Gamechanger
    kes2611 said:
    It is ur rite to see copy of assesors report.When u ask for it they will say that the decision maker does not always go with report.In my case am hopeing it true! The report is only part of what the decision maker looks at.Good luck 
    It is indeed your right to see it. That doesn't necessarily make it a good idea. From a WR perspective it is often the single worst idea as it totally skews peoples idea of what they need to challenge, which is almost never really the HCP report. 
  • Gobbygirl66Gobbygirl66 Member Posts: 22 Listener
    Well i am hoping mikehughescq that I will not need to challenge the report but that could just be pie in the sky knowing DWP.
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