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Hi, my name is winnersneverquit! Do they watch you before making a decision?

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winnersneverquit Community member Posts: 10 Listener
edited August 2022 in PIP, DLA, and AA
Hi everyone I’ve been waiting 28 weeks since I first applied for pip , do they watch you before making a decision ?

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  • Rosienelly1
    Rosienelly1 Community member Posts: 12 Connected
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    Why do you think they watching you 
  • winnersneverquit
    winnersneverquit Community member Posts: 10 Listener
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    Just randomly asking, as I’m not sure why my claim is taking lot longer than someone I know 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,031 Disability Gamechanger
    edited August 2022
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    No, they don't have a habit of watching someone.
    Just randomly asking, as I’m not sure why my claim is taking lot longer than someone I know 

    There's many different reasons why a decision can be delayed. This can be backlogs and individual cases may take longer than others. Timescales are only ever a guide and nothing more.
    28 weeks isn't really that long. We've got members here waiting 10 months. If you've had your assessment already then once the report is returned to DWP then a decision can take between 2-12 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.
  • winnersneverquit
    winnersneverquit Community member Posts: 10 Listener
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    Yes I had my assessment in February and had txt message 4th may saying I should hear in approximately 8 weeks. Thanks for replying 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,031 Disability Gamechanger
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    That's rather a long time to wait since having the assessment. If your report was in audit then this would have delayed the decision making process.
    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.
  • winnersneverquit
    winnersneverquit Community member Posts: 10 Listener
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    Yes telephone assessment it was , I kept telling her I couldn’t understand her clearly as she spoke in broken English 
  • Sue_Alumni
    Sue_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 485 Pioneering
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    Hi @winnersneverquit hopefully it wont be too long now until you get a decision.  Keep i touch and let us know when you hear something 
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  • winnersneverquit
    winnersneverquit Community member Posts: 10 Listener
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    will will do and thanks 🙏🏻 
  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 7,982 Disability Gamechanger
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    Good luck @winnersneverquit. It is the very least you deserve. How are things for you at the moment? I hope things are ok but if you need anything we are all here for you  :)
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  • winnersneverquit
    winnersneverquit Community member Posts: 10 Listener
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    I’m under pain psychologist & I’m speaking with healthy minds psychologist and there both saying my pain is a major contribution to my depression, I still haven’t heard anything as of yet for my pip claim 
  • Alex_Alumni
    Alex_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,561 Disability Gamechanger
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    Thanks for explaining how things are going @winnersneverquit it's positive to hear that both psychologists are in agreement, and hopefully they can work together to help you manage the pain you're experiencing.

    It's frustrating to hear about your PIP claim, have you rung the enquiry line for an update lately? If you don't feel comfortable doing this a friend can call on your behalf, as long as you are sat with them. 

    Here's the number if you feel ready to call for an update on the progress of your claim: 

    0800 121 4433 PIP Enquiry Line.

    Let us know how things go if you can, and we'll do our best to support you :)  

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  • winnersneverquit
    winnersneverquit Community member Posts: 10 Listener
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    Thanks for that Alex , I will leave it till after the bank holiday then il attempt to ring the enquiry line
  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 7,982 Disability Gamechanger
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    You are welcome @winnersneverquit. It is the very least you deserve. How are you feeling about leaving it until after the bank holiday and then attempting to ring the enquiry line? If we can do anything else to support you please don't hesitate to let us know  :)
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  • winnersneverquit
    winnersneverquit Community member Posts: 10 Listener
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    Well I’ve waited this long another couple of days isn’t really going to make much difference 
  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 7,982 Disability Gamechanger
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    I hear you @winnersneverquit. It is positive to hear you don't think another couple of days is going to make much difference  :)
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