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Stuck in after assessment crazyness

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zoey86
zoey86 Community member Posts: 10 Connected
edited June 2022 in PIP, DLA, and AA
Hi first time posting,  I had my phone assessment for pip last Wednesday, recieved text to say they had my written report  Thursday, so I rang to request a copy on Friday. It's driving me mad!!! 2 hours I was on the phone for assessment got myself in a right state the assessor seemed lovely but I still have my guard up I'm googling alsorts and reliving assessment with different outcomes in my head every time 

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,289 Championing
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    When you receive the report please remember that it's not the decision. It's a recommendation. The only person that can make a decision is a decision maker from DWP. Before making the decision they will look at everything you sent and the report.
    It's never a good idea to sit there googling like this because it will just increase your stress levels because you'll mostly only every read the bad stories. Lots of people claim PIP successfully first time without any problems at all.
    Waiting times for a decision is anything up to 12 weeks.
    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.
  • zoey86
    zoey86 Community member Posts: 10 Connected
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    When you receive the report please remember that it's not the decision. It's a recommendation. The only person that can make a decision is a decision maker from DWP. Before making the decision they will look at everything you sent and the report.
    It's never a good idea to sit there googling like this because it will just increase your stress levels because you'll mostly only every read the bad stories. Lots of people claim PIP successfully first time without any problems at all.
    Waiting times for a decision is anything up to 12 weeks.
    Thank you 😊  
    This is actually my 2nd time I was declined last time report was full of lies and I just didn't have the fight in me to pursue its taken over 2 years to build up the courage to apply again 
  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Scope Posts: 12,499 Championing
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    Welcome to the community @zoey86 :) 

    I'm glad to hear that the assessor was kind. Fingers crossed you'll get the outcome you're hoping for this time! Please do keep us updated. 

    National Campaigns Officer at Scope, she/her

  • SueHeath
    SueHeath Community member Posts: 12,420 Championing
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    Morning @zoey86 welcome to our great group.
    I found the waiting for the results was the worst time.
    Try and keep your mind busy and don't keep looking into things
    You could come and join us in the virtual coffee lounge, that might help keep your mind of it.
  • zoey86
    zoey86 Community member Posts: 10 Connected
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    Thank you everyone 😊 I'm trying not to read to much into it, hopefully the report turns up soon and I can get some sort of indication the wait is awful 
  • zoey86
    zoey86 Community member Posts: 10 Connected
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    ****UPDATE**** 
    recieved report today  looks like I got 10 points on care and 12 on mobility according to assessor  a few things I don't agree with and a few contradictions but I'm scared to contest will see what dwp say 
  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Scope Posts: 12,499 Championing
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    I hope your decision letter doesn't take too long to come through @zoey86!

    If you do decide to challenge the decision further along the line, we'll be here to support you :)

    National Campaigns Officer at Scope, she/her

  • zoey86
    zoey86 Community member Posts: 10 Connected
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    @Tori_Scope thank you 😊 just a bit half overwhelmed half confused but don't want to rock the boat I'll see what happens when I get the decision x
  • zoey86
    zoey86 Community member Posts: 10 Connected
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    ***update***
    No news yet apart from a text this morning saying they still haven't made a decision is this normal?
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,289 Championing
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    Yes, they have started sending out more texts with updates, so it's perfectly normal.
    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.
  • zoey86
    zoey86 Community member Posts: 10 Connected
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    @poppy123456 thank you hopefully won't be too much longer I've started to make up a Mr just in case it's the waiting I got all flustered when I seen dwp text this morning the report reads good a few dubious bits but award suggested is a lot better than previous rejection I just still iffy knowing the report isn't always adhered to 
  • Alex_Alumni
    Alex_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,561 Championing
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    I'm glad they are communicating things more regularly, even if the news is that things are still being decided @zoey86 I hope it helps you feel reassured that you haven't been forgotten or anything.

    I know months without hearing anything can be very unsettling, and it can be easy to jump to conclusions. 

    Let us know when you have the decision, and we'll be here for you whatever the outcome :)
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  • zoey86
    zoey86 Community member Posts: 10 Connected
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    @Alex_Scope I will do thank you 😊  hopefully not much longer it's driving me mad specially now I've seen the report
  • Alex_Alumni
    Alex_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,561 Championing
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    I remember waiting for mine and getting quite frustrated, but sometimes the best thing to do is just focus on other things for a while, especially things we enjoy or which help us relax.

    You're welcome to spend time on the community of course, a good place is the Coffee Lounge if you've not visited already, you can play games and chat with other members :)
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  • zoey86
    zoey86 Community member Posts: 10 Connected
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    @Alex_Scope thank you I may head over to the lounge later on try stop my mind from whirling 
  • zoey86
    zoey86 Community member Posts: 10 Connected
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    ***update***
    I've been awarded!!! I'm so shocked exactly what was recommended by report standard Care enhanced mobility until Dec 2024!!! I no I was 1 point off enhanced care I don't think I'm going to contest that I'm just eternally grateful they've awarded thank you for all your help and advice keep fighting guys don't give up 
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,964 Championing
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    Great news thanks for the update 
  • Ross_Alumni
    Ross_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,649 Championing
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    zoey86 said:
    ***update***
    I've been awarded!!! I'm so shocked exactly what was recommended by report standard Care enhanced mobility until Dec 2024!!! I no I was 1 point off enhanced care I don't think I'm going to contest that I'm just eternally grateful they've awarded thank you for all your help and advice keep fighting guys don't give up 
    Super news, I bet you are quite relieved :) Well done and thanks for the update :) 
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  • Alex_Alumni
    Alex_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,561 Championing
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    That's great @zoey86 I'm so pleased to hear this latest update, you can relax and celebrate now :)
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