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How many pages are in a pip assessment report

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grandmaof4
grandmaof4 Community member Posts: 22 Listener
Hi everyone 
This is my first post.
I applied for pip 24th June 2022 and had my telephone assessment on 15th September 2022.
I have had a text to say that Dwp have received my report.
 And I have requested to receive a copy. The man on the phone wouldn't give me any indication of what the report said, only that it was 25 pages long.
Is this unusually long?
Any info from people that have already received a copy of their assessment report would be gratefully received. Does the assessor write a summary at the end with their recommendations?
Look forward to hearing uour stories x
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  • bg844
    bg844 Community member Posts: 3,887 Disability Gamechanger
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    The PA4 (assessment report) is usually quite long and in-depth yes, the majority of the report will mainly be notes based. At the end of the report the assessor will choose certain points and give a justification per activity. At the very end it should say a recommendation for the review period and a reason for this. I’m sure you’re aware it’s down to the DWP Decision Maker to award you but once you have got the report you can use this link to work out what has been recommended:

    https://www.benefitsandwork.co.uk/pip-test-form
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,943 Disability Gamechanger
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    25 pages isn't long. I have my PA4 report here, which is what you have when you have an assessment and it's 28 pages.
    I also have a PA3 here, when you have a paper based assessment and this is slightly shorter at 18 pages.
    In the report there will be boxes with dots next to descriptors/activities. Underneath this there will be another box where the HCP will write their justification for choosing that descriptor.
    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.
  • grandmaof4
    grandmaof4 Community member Posts: 22 Listener
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    Thanks guys  :)
    I'm thinking as he refused to give me any information it won't be good news.
    The lady was lovely on the phone and my assessment lasted 1 and a half hours, but I have read on here that they can be really nice on the phone but when the report comes back there are no points issued.
  • grandmaof4
    grandmaof4 Community member Posts: 22 Listener
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    On the last page does it give a summary and an overall recommendation? 🤔 
  • grandmaof4
    grandmaof4 Community member Posts: 22 Listener
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    I am finding the whole experience very daunting, but this forum has been very helpful. I have been reading people's experiences and it has given me hope x
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,943 Disability Gamechanger
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    Thanks guys  :)
    I'm thinking as he refused to give me any information it won't be good news.


    That is no indication of anything other than he wouldn't read anything to you. To be honest, it's not their job to sit there and read what it says in the report.
    On the last page does it give a summary and an overall recommendation? 🤔 

    Only a recommendation as to when a review should be but it gives this even if there no points recommended.
    The points are not added in the report because it's a recommendation. Only a decision maker can award points. You can use the link posted above to add up any points they maybe recommended. You just transfer the dots in the report into the link above and at the end it will add them all for you.
    Also requesting the report isn't always a good idea because it causes so much more anxiety for so many people.
    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.
  • grandmaof4
    grandmaof4 Community member Posts: 22 Listener
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    Thankyou so much for all your  good advice :) I will wait for the report to arrive and go from there 😊 and keep everything crossed x

  • bg844
    bg844 Community member Posts: 3,887 Disability Gamechanger
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    Do come back and let us know the outcome.
  • grandmaof4
    grandmaof4 Community member Posts: 22 Listener
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    Thankyou @bg844 Will do x
  • helper
    helper Community member Posts: 46 Courageous
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    Thankyou so much for all your  good advice :) I will wait for the report to arrive and go from there 😊 and keep everything crossed x


  • helper
    helper Community member Posts: 46 Courageous
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    You can request the assessors report and there you will see how many points you have got and you can count the points up go online and check if you have got enough points to receive the personal independence payment
  • grandmaof4
    grandmaof4 Community member Posts: 22 Listener
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    Thankyou @helper I have phoned and have asked for a copy of the report  😊 
    Have you had you actual decision yet? Was it the same as the assessors report? X
  • helper
    helper Community member Posts: 46 Courageous
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    Hi Yes so let me let you know that I got the report and I check the descriptors and there was numbers at some of them like a 2 or a 4 etc.... Needs to use an aid or appliance to be able to
    manage toilet needs or incontinence.
    2
    c. Needs supervision or prompting 4.
    Cannot wash and bathe at all and needs another
    person to wash their entire body.
    8
    Etc etc. 
    So I counted up the points she gave me. 
    So I new then I had got low mobility and and standard.
    So then I got the decision and it was correct the same and you then I have got the pip.
    (pip descriptors search Google) You get the enhanced rate of daily living component if you score 12 points or more. If you score between eight and 11 points for your mobility needs, you get the standard rate of the mobility component. If you score 12 points or more, you get the enhanced rate of mobility component.. 
    Hope this helps and you can understand what I'm trying to say. 
    Regards 
  • grandmaof4
    grandmaof4 Community member Posts: 22 Listener
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    Thanks so much @helper that all makes sense.
    How long did it take for your decision once they received your report from the assessors?

  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 7,982 Disability Gamechanger
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    Glad we could help things to make sense @grandmaof4. If we can do anything else to support you, please don't hesitate to let us know.

    Hopefully, @helper will be able to answer your question soon when next online. In the meantime, we are all here for you and listening to you  :)
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  • helper
    helper Community member Posts: 46 Courageous
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    Hi. 
    Can't really remember but I think it was about 4 weeks. 
  • grandmaof4
    grandmaof4 Community member Posts: 22 Listener
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    Thankyou everyone for your support.
    Hopefully I will receive the copy of my report in the next week or so and then I will be able to at least see what the assessor has recommended. I know the DM makes the final decision on what points to award but it will at least give me some idea of what they are thinking.

    I'm dreading getting no points at all 😕 
  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 7,982 Disability Gamechanger
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    @helper Thanks!  :)

    @grandmaof4 You are welcome. It is the very least you deserve.

    Hopefully, you will receive a copy of your report soon and be able to see the assessor's recommendations. Please feel free to let us know how this goes and if we can do anything else to support you.

    We are all here for each other!  <3
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    Please note: if I use the online community outside of its hours of administration, I am doing so in a personal capacity only.
  • helper
    helper Community member Posts: 46 Courageous
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    Yes please let us know how you get on 
  • grandmaof4
    grandmaof4 Community member Posts: 22 Listener
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    Thankyou @helper and @L_Volunteer I requested it over a week ago and it still hasn't arrived  😢  do you think I should wait or phone again? X
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