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Pip Review - Waiting time for an assessment

sunnydays
sunnydays Member Posts: 35 Connected
edited November 23 in PIP, DLA, and AA
Hi, I've just submitted my pip review forms a couple of weeks ago, does anyone have an idea of wait time for an assessment? The very though of then make me feel sick. Thank you. 

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 24,725 Disability Gamechanger
    Backlogs are huge at the moment, going by lots of other threads it could be several months. Most people have assessments, even for reviews so you should expect one of those.
  • sunnydays
    sunnydays Member Posts: 35 Connected
    Hi Poppy, 
    Thanks for the reply. I'm expecting an assessment and a battle as always. 
  • DuffersMum
    DuffersMum Member Posts: 182 Pioneering
    In my case, it was a change of circumstances (but still a review of sorts I guess) and from submitting form to receiving decision was a mere 9 weeks, I wasn’t required to attend an assessment.

    so although most seem to have very long waits, some can be done far quicker, guessing a lot depends on the amount of cases being dealt with in the area you live.

    Hope you get to hear soon
  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Posts: 6,619

    Scope community team

    I hope that you don't have to wait too long to hear back @sunnydays :) 

    Is there anything in particular that's worrying you about the prospect of an assessment? Many people get anxious about them, so you're not alone in that feeling. 
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  • sunnydays
    sunnydays Member Posts: 35 Connected
    I just find the whole process really stressful. From dla to pip was an appeal that was successful then 2nd time around has to appeal again and dwp just telephone and I accepted there offer. Hopefully 3rd time lucky with my review forms. I'm just awful with the unknown. Shall keep you posted. 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 24,725 Disability Gamechanger
    When you filled out your most recent form did you treat it as a new claim and include as much information as possible? Adding a couple of real world examples of what happened the last time you attempted that activity for each descriptor that applies to you? 
    A lot of people are refused PIP because of poorly completed forms. I ask this because you’ve had to challenge your previous decisions.

  • sunnydays
    sunnydays Member Posts: 35 Connected
    Hi Poppy, The forms we completed and answers were in depth, I never wrote no change in any of the answers. I've sent up to date medical reports too. My problems are all too do with the assessments with Atos, it's the lies that causes the problems. Would be great if this just goes smoothly as I'm a real worry kind of person. 
  • sunnydays
    sunnydays Member Posts: 35 Connected
    Hi, I'm a bit worried this evening as I've relooked through my pip review that I sent 2 weeks ago I've put 1 of my meds down wrongly and managed to leave another med of the form that's on my repeat prescription list. So I quickly wrote a letter and sent it via special delivery so they will have it tomorrow. Do you think this will be OK? Any views would be helpful. 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 24,725 Disability Gamechanger
    It won't be received by tomorrow, more likely in a few weeks time. "Special delivery" or next day delivery means nothing at all for DWP. It still has to go through the same mail sorting process as normal delivery. It's signed for by someone from Royal Mail, not someone from DWP and in my opinion is a waste of money. It's not classed as arriving with DWP until it's been added to the computer.
    What you could have done is told the assessor the changes during your assessment. It doesn't matter now but in future you will know.
  • sunnydays
    sunnydays Member Posts: 35 Connected
    Hi Poppy, I knew you would be 1sr to answer that question, your so good. I just panicked when saw my mistake, I'm an all over the place person and my thinking is always all over the place. This maybe why always in an appeal. Thank you you so much for your help. Shall keep you posted 
  • Alex_Scope
    Alex_Scope Posts: 213

    Scope community team

    Hi @sunnydays I'm glad to hear our members have helped you feel a better about things! How are you doing today?
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