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Newish to pip and stressing and anxious

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nettyn0031
nettyn0031 Community member Posts: 20 Listener
Hi guys so I need a little advice... I phoned up for my claim form to apply for pip on the 16th of June they received it 22nd July and I had my assessment on the 26th Oct and they received the report the same day they said about 8 weeks maybe a little longer for a decision I'm stressing and very anxious has any1 heard anything before the 8 weeks are up ? I have asked for a written report sending out to me but I havnt received that yet they did say 5 days it should ne with me so shojld be with me in the next week or so and advice or calming words would be amazing xxx

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  • nettyn0031
    nettyn0031 Community member Posts: 20 Listener
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    And does the process or back pay if there is any go from when you call them or when they receive your how your disability affects you letter ? 
  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
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    And does the process or back pay if there is any go from when you call them or when they receive your how your disability affects you letter ? 
    From when you rang to start the claim.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,105 Disability Gamechanger
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    Decision timescales are 2-12 weeks once the report was returned to DWP. If successfully awarded then payments will be from the date you rang to start your claim.
    When you receive the report please be aware that it's not the decision, it's a recommendation only.
    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.
  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Scope Posts: 12,508 Disability Gamechanger
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    Welcome to the community @nettyn0031 :) I can see that calcotti and poppy123456 have already given you some advice on this.

    It can certainly be an anxious wait! Especially as it's difficult to say exactly how long the waiting times will be. 

    Are you able to do anything in the meantime to help you take your mind off of things? 

    National Campaigns Officer at Scope, she/her

  • nettyn0031
    nettyn0031 Community member Posts: 20 Listener
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    @Tori_Scope I'm trying to I'm doing what I can with my kids to distract me which works to a certain degree but at the same time as going through this myself I'm also in the midst of getting my youngest tested for adhd autism and something else that I can't remember... I phoned them yesterday as It had been longer than it said to get my repot but the lovely woman explained that because I have to have it on special paper it may take longer but she will ask for another one just incase... she then said they are hoping to get an awnser to me in regards to my claim within the next couple of weeks which if I'm honest I'm not banking on getting or even getting pip as they refused me the last time it's just extreamly hard to not think about with my anxiety being on high alert as it is with everything going off at once 🤣🤣🤣 
  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Scope Posts: 12,508 Disability Gamechanger
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    It sounds as though you have a lot on your plate @nettyn0031! How's your youngest feeling about being assessed for ADHD and autism? 

    National Campaigns Officer at Scope, she/her

  • nettyn0031
    nettyn0031 Community member Posts: 20 Listener
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    @Tori_Scope he's 5 so not really understanding but he's got alot of things in place at school already to help him including a Teddy and regular brain breaks luckly only been suspended once so far for being dangerous...  its stressful but luckly I have some experience with children like my son as I have family and friends who are the same.... it doesn't help when I have extreamly bad pain days and things like that but I do my best with my kids even if I'm in pain all day every day they don't miss out.... xxxxxx
  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Scope Posts: 12,508 Disability Gamechanger
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    I can only imagine that it mustn't be easy, but it sounds as though you're doing a fantastic job @nettyn0031 :) I'm glad that the school have already been able to implement some things to help him!

    National Campaigns Officer at Scope, she/her

  • nettyn0031
    nettyn0031 Community member Posts: 20 Listener
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    Yeah they are doing amazing.... and it's just waiting game for me lol they said 2/3 weeks for some reason but not holding hopes still waiting for my report as I've gotta have it on special paper but I've got every1 around me saying ooo you should get it and so on but I'm not holding out hopes I'll be honest... its so hard having a hidden disability but meh ill get through it and finding this group has actually helped alot so I. Happy with that .. thank you @t
  • Alex_Alumni
    Alex_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,561 Disability Gamechanger
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    Thanks @nettyn0031 it's great to hear that the community has helped a lot, we'll be keeping our fingers crossed for a positive outcome for you :) 

    Just shout if you need anything else!

    Alex
    Online Community Coordinator
    Scope

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