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PIP but no assessment

lowe
lowe Member Posts: 5 Listener
edited January 11 in PIP, DLA, and AA
Hi everybody I’m new to the group and luckily found you all by accident. I applied for PIP last September and I’ve received the standard letter saying they have all information and are now deciding if I qualify. My concern is that I haven’t had an assessment of any kind, is this usual?

Thank you :)

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 25,781 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,
    Whilst the majority of people do have an assessment, there are some who have paper based assessments. It’s rare for people to have these but definitely possible. I can only see that as a good thing. 
    Of course there’s nothing you can do until a decisions been made, which can take anything between 2-12 weeks. 
  • Alex_Scope
    Alex_Scope Posts: 878

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    Hello @lowe and welcome to the forum. I hope poppy has helped to reassure you, and do keep us up to date with how your PIP application goes. 

    To help everyone find this discussion more easily, I've moved it into our PIP category. Do feel free to take a look around the forum if you'd like, you can browse our categories page. 

    If you need anything further, just let us know :)
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  • lowe
    lowe Member Posts: 5 Listener
    Thank you to you both! I realise it’s just a matter of waiting now  and I will keep you updated. I’m just hoping not having an assessment won’t hinder the decision.
  • mikehughescq
    mikehughescq Member Posts: 8,361 Disability Gamechanger
    A paper assessment can’t hinder anything. They happen when DWP are clear that either a HCP assessment can’t take place or they have sufficient info to make a decision. 
  • Poppy_
    Poppy_ Community Volunteer Host Posts: 38 Connected
    Hi, how are you today? When I applied for PIP, I didn’t go for an assessment, so it is possible, even if it’s the minority of cases. My evidence was backed up by the physio I had at the time, so i wasn’t requested to go for an assessment. I can’t imagine that it would hinder the decision. 
    I hope this helps
    Poppy_
    Community Volunteer Host with a passion for reading.

  • lowe
    lowe Member Posts: 5 Listener
    Thanks @Poppy_ I’m ok thank you. It’s good to hear that you didn’t have to have an assessment. It’s the first time I’ve claimed for this so it’s a little nerve wracking at first and hear many people get rejected. I’m not the best at completing forms either so fingers crossed.
  • mikehughescq
    mikehughescq Member Posts: 8,361 Disability Gamechanger
    What you have heard is incorrect. Most PIP claims are awarded and that has long been the case. 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 25,781 Disability Gamechanger
    If you're reading internet forums or indeed facebook then yes you're most likely to hear all the bad stories because if someone's had a decision they're happy with, we don't hear their story because they have no questions to ask. The majority of people claim successfully, with no problems at all.
  • Sillymoo007
    Sillymoo007 Member Posts: 26 Connected
    My son had a paper based assessment. It was 8 weeks from Application to award. He was transferring from DLA to PIP though. I had myself nearly away in the head with stress reading all the awful stories. What a waste of my time. When it came to it,it was a smooth process,I had zero interaction at all with DWP. I posted application with evidence then they responded 8 weeks later with an award. Good luck x

  • lowe
    lowe Member Posts: 5 Listener
    Thanks everybody that’s great to hear. You’re all right, people only tend to shout about bad experiences. I don’t know why it’s got me anxious but I’ll continue to wait as I have done. 
  • Alex_Scope
    Alex_Scope Posts: 878

    Scope community team

    I'm glad to see you're feeling reassured @lowe

    Do let us know how you get on as and when you here more, and I hope you can enjoy the sunshine from somewhere warm today :)
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  • lowe
    lowe Member Posts: 5 Listener
    Thank you to everybody that responded. Good news I thought I’d share- I was awarded PIP and received my payment and letter today ☺️
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 13,416 Disability Gamechanger
    Great news thanks for letting us know 
  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Posts: 7,086

    Scope community team

    Congrats @lowe :) It's always good to hear positive experiences! I hope you're able to relax now.
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  • Alex_Scope
    Alex_Scope Posts: 878

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    That's fantastic @lowe I'm so pleased to hear! 
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