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Hi, my name is Sammiecat75! I applied for PIP December 2020

Sammiecat75
Sammiecat75 Member Posts: 61 Connected
edited June 3 in PIP, DLA, and AA
Hi looking for some advice.i applied for pip dec 2020..they said they only received my claim on jan 2021.after several phone calls to them to see how my claim progressing all im being told is with the assesors.
Im currently off my work with stress and bereavement losing my partner last year i currently had Surgery on my leg to reconstruct my tendons..i habe told them all of this.
Making me unable to walk without crutches i will be off my feet for a number of months.
Everytime i call them they are so rude and give me any information.
Any advice out there

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  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 12,213 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome 

    Getting an assessment can take a while and other mvers have reported applying in nov and still waiting 

    As for them not getting your forms till Jan that's because they go ti a mail centre and get scanned onto dwp system only then di they show being recieved and there are backlogs which is why they are allowing 3 months now to return forms 

    Unfortunately it's just a waiting game and ringing them won't change anything 

    They are under great pressure trying to sort all new and existing claims bur this doesn't excuse rudeness 
    Here to help with my experience in hunan resources and employment rights 
  • Sammiecat75
    Sammiecat75 Member Posts: 61 Connected
    I understand yes they are back logged.but to yawn and sound bored is disgusting behaviour..i have gave up calling them now.
    So i will probaly wait another 5 months untill i hear.im struggling with mental.health and for someone to sound un interested over the phone is so unprofessional.
    I have given up with it.

    Thanks for reply
  • Ross_Scope
    Ross_Scope Posts: 4,912

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    Hello @Sammiecat75 and welcome to the community, I'm sorry to hear of the loss of your partner, have you received any support from your GP to recover from that event? It certainly seems to have had an impact on your mental health, and I hope you have techniques in place to manage your MH.

    As Jane said they are quite busy but of course that doesn't excuse rudeness and a general lack of enthusiasm when speaking with you. Hopefully you don't need to wait too much longer.
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  • Sammiecat75
    Sammiecat75 Member Posts: 61 Connected
    Thanks all..they gave me antidepresants..no help otherwise trying to talk to councillors over phone not the same as face to face..since all happened financialy im struggling..only getting £17 a week to live on.from working full time big difference does have impact on u
  • Ross_Scope
    Ross_Scope Posts: 4,912

    Scope community team

    Hi @Sammiecat75

    If you aren't happy with the current support you have for your mental health, you could always go back to your GP to discuss the situation further. I'm sure they'd be appreciative of how the current situation has impacted you and consider alternative options.

    £17 isn't a lot at all, are you receiving all the benefits that you may be entitled to at the minute? Of course you are in the process of claiming PIP, but do you claim anything else?
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  • Sammiecat75
    Sammiecat75 Member Posts: 61 Connected
    No i donot im not entitled to anything else this is all new to me
  • Leigh14
    Leigh14 Member Posts: 344 Pioneering
    Hi @Sammiecat75. I’m so sorry for your loss.
    Are you currently receiving Universal credit? If so, you could very well be entitled to LCWRA. 
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 12,213 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi 

    You say you are not entitled to any benefits whatsoever makes you think this ? 

    Try doing a benefits calculator or get a benefits check with welfare rights 
    Here to help with my experience in hunan resources and employment rights 
  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community Co-Production Group Posts: 10,463 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Sammiecat75 - there's a good benefits calculator you could try here: https://www.turn2us.org.uk/

  • Sammiecat75
    Sammiecat75 Member Posts: 61 Connected
    Hi guys.
    Im 46 years old i have my daughter at home 21 she is apprentice in a company so her wages are very low.
    I done the benefits calculator and all im entitled to us UC..as i say im used to working but due to all thats happened i got told to apply for pip.if anyone can point me in the right direction would very much appreciate it 
  • Sammiecat75
    Sammiecat75 Member Posts: 61 Connected
    What is LCWRA  
  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community Co-Production Group Posts: 10,463 Disability Gamechanger
    LCWRA is limited capability for work & work-related activity. Here's some info on UC:

  • ambo37
    ambo37 Member Posts: 26 Listener
    Hi @Sammiecat75 i applied in march and have my telephone assessment on the 15th june 
  • Sammiecat75
    Sammiecat75 Member Posts: 61 Connected
    Hi ambo thats great.but England seems to be moving quicker than scotland.thats good you have your appointment.did you receive letter confirming this
  • ambo37
    ambo37 Member Posts: 26 Listener
    @Sammiecat75 i got a text message first then a letter yesterday 
  • Sammiecat75
    Sammiecat75 Member Posts: 61 Connected
    Well hopefuly i should be soon then..do u have a phone assesment or face to face
  • ambo37
    ambo37 Member Posts: 26 Listener
    I have a phone assessment 
  • Sammiecat75
    Sammiecat75 Member Posts: 61 Connected
    Got my phone assesment on the 17th june..i phoned them today was lucky.letter been sent out.
    So another waiting game on the decision if i get awarded anything..so heres hoping good luck ambo..will update how i get on
  • ambo37
    ambo37 Member Posts: 26 Listener
    Oh good news gl @Sammiecat75 fingers crossed 
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  • dave392
    dave392 Member Posts: 42 Courageous
    Sammiecat75 Posts: 51 Connected
    Hi ambo thats great.but England seems to be moving quicker than scotland.thats good you have your appointment.did you receive letter confirming this.    Hi @Sammiecat75 I like you live in Scotland I notified pip of change of circumstances in October 2020 I finally had assessment on 15th of June and now awaiting cm decision I’m not holding my breath to hear before the 8 weeks they say but fingers crossed.keep hanging on in there it’s a long slow journey but hopefully will be right in the end.     Good luck 

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