If we become concerned about you or anyone else while using one of our services, we will act in line with our safeguarding policy and procedures. This may involve sharing this information with relevant authorities to ensure we comply with our policies and legal obligations.

Hi, my name is kazan! after months of waiting a finaly had my pip telephone assessment

Options
kazan
kazan Community member Posts: 1 Listener
edited August 2022 in PIP, DLA, and AA
hi after months of waiting a finaly had my pip telephone assessment.  was very stressed and emotional.  make me sad how they can make someone feel even lower then they already was.. I don't think it went well at all.. the assessment took 2 hours 59 minutes.  it was absolutely exhausting.  is it normal for an assessment to last that long.  are they allowed to do that

Comments

  • Alex_Alumni
    Alex_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,561 Disability Gamechanger
    Options
    Hello there @kazan and thanks for reaching out today, I'm sorry your PIP assessment was so exhausting and stressful as well. Well done for getting through it, that's the hardest part done :)

    A lot of members here are going through similar feelings with their own PIP applications, so you might like to visit our PIP category to share your thoughts. I've also moved this discussion over into it, just to make things easier to access. 

    Make sure you take some time for your mental health, and do what works for you- to help you feel comfortable and relaxed. It often helps to focus on things you enjoy, to help pass the time while you  wait for the decision. We'll be here to support you whatever happens.

    If you haven't already, please feel free to start a new discussion or have a browse of the forum whenever you are ready.  

    You can find all the latest conversations in our 
    recent discussions category, all the different topics in our categories page, and you can meet and chat with other members over in our virtual coffee lounge too!

    Let us know if you need anything further, and we'll do what we can to help.

    Alex

    Online Community Coordinator
    Scope

    Concerned about another member's safety or wellbeing? Flag your concerns with us.

    Want to give us feedback? Complete our feedback form now.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,250 Disability Gamechanger
    Options
    Sometimes they can last that long. It's perfectly normal to feel this way after an assessment because no one likes talking about their conditions and how we are affected. They need to ask you those questions so they can gather as much evidence as possible.
    At this stage it's impossible to predict anything. Once the assessment report is returned to DWP 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.
Complete our feedback form and tell us how we can make the community better.

Do you need advice on your energy costs?


Scope’s Disability Energy Support service is open to any disabled household in England or Wales in which one or more disabled people live. You can get free advice from an expert adviser on managing energy debt, switching tariffs, contacting your supplier and more. Find out more information by visiting our
Disability Energy Support webpage.
If we become concerned about you or anyone else while using one of our services, we will act in line with our safeguarding policy and procedures. This may involve sharing this information with relevant authorities to ensure we comply with our policies and legal obligations.

Find out how to let us know if you're concerned about another member's safety.