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PIP assessment was only 20 minutes long

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Torilou86
Torilou86 Community member Posts: 2 Listener
edited October 2022 in PIP, DLA, and AA
Hello, I am new here. 
I'm August I applied for pip, had put it off for a long time because I'd never heard good things and felt it was alot of hard work for nothing. 
How er today I had my telephone assessment, it only lasted 20 minutes. 
Has anyone had similar and had a good outcome? 
I was expecting it to last an hour or more. 
Thank you 😊

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,212 Disability Gamechanger
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    The length of time the assessment took doesn't mean anything at all, other than they had asked you all the questions they needed to. Once the report is returned to DWP the decision can take 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.
  • Torilou86
    Torilou86 Community member Posts: 2 Listener
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    OK thank you. Any idea why they asked about my dog? Seems a little odd
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,212 Disability Gamechanger
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    Asking about animals is quite common because they can find a lot out from this question. For example, if you said you're unable to walk but you take your dog out for walks, or you're unable to bend down to put your shoes or socks on but you would need to bend down to feed an animal.
    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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    Torilou86 said:
    OK thank you. Any idea why they asked about my dog? Seems a little odd
    Hi @Torilou86

    I had the same question about pets as live with my mum and is my main care giver. They asked me if I deal with the dog and simply said no I’m not able to my family sort and deal with the dog as my mobility is very bad. 

    Wish you the best of luck 🤞 this forum is great for any questions etc you may have 😊
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