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Had my assessment yesterday! 🥹 Should I request a copy of the report?

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Floydiee1995
Floydiee1995 Community member Posts: 112 Courageous
edited October 2022 in PIP, DLA, and AA
Hi all! 

I had my assessment (f2f) yesterday!! I see a few people on here talking about requesting a copy from the assessment provider! Should I phone when I know DWP have recieved it and request a copy? In case of needing to go MR? 

Many thanks for reading, Amy x
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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,117 Disability Gamechanger
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    You can but you need to be aware that it often causes a lot more needless anxiety than you may already be experiencing. Even if the report is good the anxiety levels still increase while waiting for the decision.
    If the worst happens, you don't need the report to request the MR because more often than not all it causes is a distraction.
    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.
  • Floydiee1995
    Floydiee1995 Community member Posts: 112 Courageous
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    Ahhh! Thanks @poppy123456 I just saw some people had requested one but didn’t know wether too or not. I mean I’d rather not put myself under anymore stress! I’m on sleep tablets and still couldn’t get off to sleep worrying if I had done what I needed too at the assessment to get my point across. I took my cousin and he’s prettt confident I should get something! But you just never know with these assessors! So I probably won’t bother then. I mean it will come within my report and how they made there decision anyway, right? 
  • Adrian_Scope
    Adrian_Scope Posts: 11,381 Scope online community team
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     I mean it will come within my report and how they made there decision anyway, right? 

    Your decision letter doesn't normally contain a copy of the assessment report, just the decision and points awarded by the decision maker. 
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  • Floydiee1995
    Floydiee1995 Community member Posts: 112 Courageous
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    Thank you for clearing it up for me @Adrian_Scope 😊
  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 7,981 Disability Gamechanger
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    You are welcome @Floydiee1995. It is the very least you deserve.

    Please don't hesitate to let us know if we can do anything else to support you. We are all here for you and listening to you  :)
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  • Floydiee1995
    Floydiee1995 Community member Posts: 112 Courageous
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    You are welcome @Floydiee1995. It is the very least you deserve.

    Please don't hesitate to let us know if we can do anything else to support you. We are all here for you and listening to you  :)
    Thanks and I will do 😊
  • Floydiee1995
    Floydiee1995 Community member Posts: 112 Courageous
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    Just contacted them to see if they had the right mobile number for me as didn’t have a phone at time of application and they do. They have recieved my assessment 1 week ago (only had my assessment on Wednesday which baffled me lol) and was told I should hear within the next 3 weeks! 

    Fingers crossed 🤞 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,117 Disability Gamechanger
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    That 3 week timeframe is very optimistic. It’s more like up to 12 weeks, sometimes longer from when the report was returned to 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.
  • Floydiee1995
    Floydiee1995 Community member Posts: 112 Courageous
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    That 3 week timeframe is very optimistic. It’s more like up to 12 weeks, sometimes longer from when the report was returned to DWP. 
    That was exactly what I thought! 🤣 at the assessment they told me 2 weeks! No wonder people get high anxiety waiting! I knew that wasn’t right as soon as she said it on the phone! You never know though..
  • orangefresh
    orangefresh Community member Posts: 35 Connected
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    I had my assessment Monday, I told myself I wouldn’t get a copy of the report to avoid any further anxiety. But I couldn’t help myself so requested it yesterday so should be here within the next week. I suppose I was just eager to see if the assement lady was as genuine as she seemed. She seemed so lovely, compassionate and understanding. I have read some horror story’s about the reports following even the most kind and compassionate assessors. I need to stay off the internet but my anxiety doesn’t allow 😩 xx
  • Floydiee1995
    Floydiee1995 Community member Posts: 112 Courageous
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    @orangefresh I have also now caved and asked for a copy! Although my cousin who came with me to the f2f assessment said he would read it and not tell me anything unless it was completely against something we said! Knowing me I can be a little impatient so probably will read it! 

    I never got a text from them to say they recieved my letter! Did you? I phoned yesterday and asked as had the assessment a week ago today and they said they got it last week! Maybe it’s a select few that get the text messages. 

    This is my second time applying and first had a telephone assessment and thought she was lovely and understanding and reassured me a lot! Absolutely disgusted when it came through there was so many lies! That’s why at the face to face this time I took my cousin (my second carer with me)! So the horror stories are very real and that’s what’s scaring me again! 

    Wish you all the best of luck and hope you get awarded what you need xx
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,117 Disability Gamechanger
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    @orangefresh I have also now caved and asked for a copy! Although my cousin who came with me to the f2f assessment said he would read it and not tell me anything unless it was completely against something we said! Knowing me I can be a little impatient so probably will read it! 


    When you receive the report please remember that the assessment isn't there for them to write what you said verbatim. It's for them to gather more evidence to support your claim. The report is then written, which is their opinion based on everything you said in the form, what you said during the assessment as well as any other additional evidence you sent.
    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.
  • Floydiee1995
    Floydiee1995 Community member Posts: 112 Courageous
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    Thanks @poppy123456 will remind myself to come read this comment when I get it! 
  • orangefresh
    orangefresh Community member Posts: 35 Connected
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    @orangefresh I have also now caved and asked for a copy! Although my cousin who came with me to the f2f assessment said he would read it and not tell me anything unless it was completely against something we said! Knowing me I can be a little impatient so probably will read it! 


    When you receive the report please remember that the assessment isn't there for them to write what you said verbatim. It's for them to gather more evidence to support your claim. The report is then written, which is their opinion based on everything you said in the form, what you said during the assessment as well as any other additional evidence you sent.
    I will deffo bear this in mind. Need to remember it’s not lies it’s their medical opinion based on what we have described to them 
  • orangefresh
    orangefresh Community member Posts: 35 Connected
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    @orangefresh I have also now caved and asked for a copy! Although my cousin who came with me to the f2f assessment said he would read it and not tell me anything unless it was completely against something we said! Knowing me I can be a little impatient so probably will read it! 

    I never got a text from them to say they recieved my letter! Did you? I phoned yesterday and asked as had the assessment a week ago today and they said they got it last week! Maybe it’s a select few that get the text messages. 

    This is my second time applying and first had a telephone assessment and thought she was lovely and understanding and reassured me a lot! Absolutely disgusted when it came through there was so many lies! That’s why at the face to face this time I took my cousin (my second carer with me)! So the horror stories are very real and that’s what’s scaring me again! 

    Wish you all the best of luck and hope you get awarded what you need xx
    Yes it’s so stressful. I need to remember it’s just thier opinion and they are entitled to that. Good luck with everytime hun. I really hope you get the award you deserve xxx
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,117 Disability Gamechanger
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    It's not their medical opinion. They do not have to have any medical knowledge of any conditions because PIP isn't awarded based on any diagnosis.
    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.
  • Floydiee1995
    Floydiee1995 Community member Posts: 112 Courageous
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    @orangefresh thank you hun! Keeping everything crossed and for you too! Xxx

  • orangefresh
    orangefresh Community member Posts: 35 Connected
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    @orangefresh thank you hun! Keeping everything crossed and for you too! Xxx

    Thank you xxx
  • Floydiee1995
    Floydiee1995 Community member Posts: 112 Courageous
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    I literally wrote that reply and got a phone call from the assessment centre 🤣 how weird! @orangefresh
  • orangefresh
    orangefresh Community member Posts: 35 Connected
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    @Floydiee1995 piggy really was you expecting a call xx
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