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Hi everyone I'm totally new. I've not heard back from PIP, does this mean I'm not eligible?

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Lozzert
Lozzert Community member Posts: 6 Listener
edited May 2022 in PIP, DLA, and AA
Hi I'm totally new to all this. I applied for PIP on February 24th , filled in the forms they sent and got a message saying they have received back but nothing since. Does this mean I'm not eligible?
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  • Ross_Alumni
    Ross_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,650 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hello @Lozzert

    Welcome tot he community :)

    Sorry to hear that you've had a long wait. It doesn't mean that you are not eligible, and is instead just a reflection of the delays that many people have experienced in recent times. Hopefully though it won't be much longer and they will be in touch with you regarding an assessment soon.

    I have moved your discussion over to our PIP category, which as you might imagine contains lots of threads about PIP and is well worth a read :)  

     

    I hope to see you getting involved more around the community. This is a very supportive and welcoming site to be a part of so I’m hopeful that you’ll find it to be a positive outlet. Feel free to have a look around and get involved wherever you’d like 😊 A few notable pages I’d recommend visiting would be:

    • The virtual coffee lounge which is one of our categories, in which we play games and talk about general subjects such as hobbies and interests
    • The recent discussions page, which shows an overview of everything happening across the community
    • The categories page, which shows a full list of discussion groups on the community

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,147 Disability Gamechanger
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    You only applied 3 months ago, which isn't long at all. It's not unusual for it to take at least several months, possibly longer. You should expect an assessment because most people have them, this will be through either telephone, face to face or video call. Once an appointment becomes available you will be contacted.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • Lozzert
    Lozzert Community member Posts: 6 Listener
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    Thankyou poppy123456 I have no idea how long any of it takes. Thankyou x
  • Kendo861
    Kendo861 Community member Posts: 53 Courageous
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    Hi @lozzert I didn't fi forms in untill February 1st and just had my asessment by fone 2 days ago , they should be in touch shortly,I advise you to prepare for it ,have you got a copy of your claim form, Kendo 861
  • Lozzert
    Lozzert Community member Posts: 6 Listener
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    Hi @Kendo861, that's useful to know thankyou.  No I don't did I need to take a copy? 
  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
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    Lozzert said:
    Hi @Kendo861, that's useful to know thankyou.  No I don't did I need to take a copy? 
    You are not required to but without a copy it’s hard to remember what you put on the form.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • Kendo861
    Kendo861 Community member Posts: 53 Courageous
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    Yeah @lozzert I was ignorant to the fact that I needed a copy as the asessor looks to see what you put on your form.you haven't been assessed yet ,ring them for a copy
  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
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    Kendo861 said:..,ring them for a copy
    I don’t think they’ll do that.
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  • Kendo861
    Kendo861 Community member Posts: 53 Courageous
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    No harm in trying @lozzert you've nowt to lose if they don't
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,147 Disability Gamechanger
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    You should always keep a copy of everything you send DWP.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • Kendo861
    Kendo861 Community member Posts: 53 Courageous
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    IV worked for 45 year and never had any dealings with claiming anything alot of people will be the same we don't know these things
  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
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    As a general rule I would say it is sensible to retain a copy of anything important you send to anybody - not just benefits. 
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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,147 Disability Gamechanger
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    On the front of the form in bold it says "only send photocopies"
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • SueHeath
    SueHeath Community member Posts: 12,420 Disability Gamechanger
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    I am with you there @calcotti i have always kept copies/notes/people i have spoken to about certain matters/ etc think it comes with a business head.
  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
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    On the front of the form in bold it says "only send photocopies"
    I was referring to keeping a copy of the form, not the supporting evidence for which, as you say, the originals should be kept. More widely I was referring to anything important, tax returns (when they were done on paper), letters to the bank etc.

    Perversely the modern method of messaging through websites can make it more difficult to keep a record unless you remember to take a screen grab before sending.
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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,147 Disability Gamechanger
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    calcotti said:
    On the front of the form in bold it says "only send photocopies"
    I was referring to keeping a copy of the form, not the supporting evidence for which, as you say, the originals should be kept. More widely I was referring to anything important, tax returns (when they were done on paper), letters to the bank etc.

    I realised that, which is what i was referring too as well but It applies to everything, as you said.
    calcotti said:
    As a general rule I would say it is sensible to retain a copy of anything important you send to anybody - not just benefits. 

    I've only just seen this comment as we must have posted around the same time but i totally agree with you.

    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
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    Sorry poppy, I didn't notice we’d posted at the same time and I read yours as a response to mine!
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  • Sue_Alumni
    Sue_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 485 Pioneering
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    Hi,
    Welcome to the online community.  Unfortunately I don't think you'll get any joy asking for a copy of your PIP form.  Going forward, as the other members have pointed out, it's always a good idea to send copies of supporting evidence and to keep a copy of any forms so you can refer to them later.  I don't know how long you will need to wait for a response from the DWP but the silence is not an indication that you are not eligible for PIP. You should be contacted at some point with a date for your health assessment so unfortunately you are likely to have quite a wait still until you get a decision on your PIP claim. 
     I attach further information with regards to the assessment and more is also available on the Scope site. The DWP bases its decision on the findings of the health professional who carried out the assessment and also the information you supplied in your PIP form and your supporting evidence. I do hope you have a positive outcome but if the decision isn't what you were  hoping for be aware that you can ask the DWP to reconsider its decision and, if necessary ,challenge that decision if it is not revised at that point.   It would be helpful to have had a copy of the PIP form at this point but lots of people manage to successfully challenge  their PIP decisions without. Details how to do this will be in the decision letter but are also set out here. 
    Preparing for your PIP assessment - Citizens Advice
    Challenging a PIP decision - mandatory reconsideration - Citizens Advice

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  • Lozzert
    Lozzert Community member Posts: 6 Listener
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    Thankyou so much everyone,  I really appreciate the replies that I have had, just wish I had seen something like this beforehand,  but you live and learn. 
  • flour
    flour Community member Posts: 78 Courageous
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    Lozzert said:
    Thankyou so much everyone,  I really appreciate the replies that I have had, just wish I had seen something like this beforehand,  but you live and learn. 
    Surprised no one has suggested you to do this instead:

    Just do a 'subject access request' on the gov uk website for PIP and they'll post their copy of the form right back to you a month later.
    Remember that people come on to this forum who may be in a vulnerable state and kindness goes a long way. Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.
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