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New award for PIP

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Ted1242
Ted1242 Community member Posts: 4 Listener
Hello I applied for PIP in August and they rang this week to confirm have been awarded PIP. They also text me yday. Do you know roughly how long I will have to wait for the payment to go into my account? I know I will probably receive thd letter from them in roughly 2 weeks time. Thank you x

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,195 Disability Gamechanger
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    3-5 working days from when payment was made.
    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.
  • Ted1242
    Ted1242 Community member Posts: 4 Listener
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    How do I know when the payment was made? Is this the date I received the text?
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,195 Disability Gamechanger
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    The only way you'll know when you'll receive it is to ring PIP on Monday morning when they open at 9am. You can also ask what you've been awarded and they will tell you.
    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.
  • Ted1242
    Ted1242 Community member Posts: 4 Listener
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    Thank you 
  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 7,981 Disability Gamechanger
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    You are welcome @Ted1242. It is the very least you deserve.

    Please don't hesitate to let us know if there's anything else we can do to support you. We are all here for you and listening to you.

    Take care for now and we will look forward to, hopefully, hearing from you again soon  :)
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  • Ted1242
    Ted1242 Community member Posts: 4 Listener
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    Thank you so much. I have struggled with my mental health for most of my life as a result of a very toxic childhood. It’s the 1st time I have ever applied for any help and I wasn’t expecting tbh to receive anything, as that’s the way my brain works. I also suffer with arthritis but again didn’t expect to get anything. I did find completing the forms quite hard as I had to revisit some things I had mentally packed away. I had a face to face assessment and that was also really hard for me although I have to say the assessor was lovely as I spent most of the appointment in tears. The DWP rang he as my sister helps me with literally everything including my finances, and so they wanted to check that she is made aware that I am going to receive benefits. I forgot to ask them when this will be so that I can let my sister know. They rang me on Wednesday and text me on Thursday morning. I suppose I just want to say to anyone out there with mental health issues that impact on their daily life as mine does, don’t be afraid to start this process. I’m not going to say it’s easy as it really isn’t, but it has prompted me to revisit the local mental health services to see if I can get some counselling. Never give up. 
  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Scope Posts: 12,499 Disability Gamechanger
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    Thank you for sharing your experience @ted1242, and for giving other people in a similar position some hope :) It's really normal to find the assessment process quite emotionally draining, as you dredge up things that can be difficult to talk about. Well done for getting through it. How are you feeling now?

    I'm really pleased to hear that this has prompted you to revisit your local mental health services! Please do let us know how you get on.

    As you've mentioned having a toxic childhood, I'm also wondering whether NAPAC may be of interest to you? 

    National Campaigns Officer at Scope, she/her

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