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When can I request a copy of my pip assessment report

niknooniknoo Member Posts: 46 Connected
edited September 2018 in PIP, DLA and AA
hi all, I had my f2f this morning which was actually a lot easier than what I thought it was going to be. 
My assessor was very nice and very knowledgable about all my conditions. 
Im on high rate care and mobility at the moment, he said he’s going to suggest im
reviewed in a couple of years just incase things get worse? Which is making me wonder if he knows I’ve not scored enough for high mobility on pip? Or am I being paranoid? Also how and when can I obtain a copy of his report. 
Thank you all xx

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  • niknooniknoo Member Posts: 46 Connected
    Also I should add this is my transition from DLA 
  • on33y3dbobon33y3dbob Member Posts: 4 Listener
    Hi niKnoo. I am sure that once u get your award notice, which hopefully will be in your favour, all the info will be on your letter. I had an esa wca which was sxxt so good luck, let me know how it goes. 
  • niknooniknoo Member Posts: 46 Connected
    I was told you can request a copy of the report and get a indication of what you’ll be awarded. 
    I’m fairly confident that I will be awarded as he was so helpful, and even helped me word things so the CM would have a better understanding of my difficulties. 
    I have to say, my experience does not reflect the horror stories you read and I’m also not worried that my report will be anything other than what we discussed, as I said he was very nice and even told me not to believe all the horror stories I’ve heard :) 
  • wilkowilko Member Posts: 2,269 Disability Gamechanger
    Since you had your acessment today I would wait to middle or end of next week to request your report which takes about two week to arrive once requested. Good luck and keep posting.
  • niknooniknoo Member Posts: 46 Connected
    Thanks @wilko I will do x
  • MatildaMatilda Member Posts: 2,616 Disability Gamechanger


    I phoned PIP the day after my assessment and report arrived 10 days later but might take longer now because of increased volume.  They send them out in request order so the sooner you phone the sooner you'll get report.
  • niknooniknoo Member Posts: 46 Connected
    Ah thank you. I shall try tomorrow :) xx
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    They won't send the report out until they receive both copies back from the health assessment providers.
    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
  • niknooniknoo Member Posts: 46 Connected
    Ah conflicting advice. I was told he would send it off electronically today? 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    niknoo said:
    Ah conflicting advice. I was told he would send it off electronically today? 
    There's 2 copies, a digital one which is sent electronically and a paper one which can't be sent this way. The digital copy isn't always sent the same day, even if they do tell you this. Sometimes there's a delay in sending it but most are sent within 2-3 days unless it's chosen for audit.
    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
  • YadnadYadnad Member [under moderation] Posts: 2,856 Member [under moderation]

    There's 2 copies, a digital one which is sent electronically and a paper one which can't be sent this way. The digital copy isn't always sent the same day, even if they do tell you this. Sometimes there's a delay in sending it but most are sent within 2-3 days unless it's chosen for audit.
    I can't find any reference to that on any of the welfare advice sites. How did you find that out? I only ask as when I telephoned the DWP back in 2013 after my first assessment they said that it was all done via the post and that the report will only be sent out to me with the decision letter.
    Hence I never asked for it for any of the three assessments and waited for it when the decision notice was received.
  • MSAndyMSAndy Member Posts: 4 Listener
    I have just last month gone through the PIP fiasco. My original reply during the tume of George Smith (IDS real name) was in October 2013.
    A full five (5) years later and two new computer systems  and lost databases the DWP waited until my Motability car had been MOT'd and the lease had expired did they cancel my DLA and require the PIP assessment. 
    At no time was an electronic version available, the whole torturous process took place by mail. 
    Just a complete disgrace even by the pitiful Manky May government  


  • SaracenSaracen Member Posts: 66 Courageous
    Hi niknoo
    Read my post I was extremly lucky rang for mine and had following morning rang friday at 4.00pm had saturday at 11am .
    Best wishes and hope ur are successful mate.
  • MatildaMatilda Member Posts: 2,616 Disability Gamechanger
    Sending PIP reports electronically must be quite new.  I'm very impressed that the DWP can be efficient when they try.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    DWP don't send them electronically to the claimant, 2nd class post is always used. I have no idea how a report was received 19 hours after requesting it.
    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
  • dignifieddolldignifieddoll Member Posts: 52 Connected
    Can i still request my assessment report as i recieved my letter concerning my award on thursday i didnt realise i could ask do i just ring number on top of letter please ?
  • YadnadYadnad Member [under moderation] Posts: 2,856 Member [under moderation]
    DWP don't send them electronically to the claimant, 2nd class post is always used. I have no idea how a report was received 19 hours after requesting it.
    No but from what they told me ALL reports that are sent to the DWP went via the post. There was no such thing as an electronic version, much the same as picking and choosing what questions were to be asked when you had to make the first telephone call to claim - conveniently forgetting to ask if the claimant wanted the DLA file to be used along with the evidence within it.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Yes you can still request a copy of it, it's PIP you need to ring.
    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
  • dignifieddolldignifieddoll Member Posts: 52 Connected
    Thank you poppy 
  • niknooniknoo Member Posts: 46 Connected
    Saracen said:
    Hi niknoo
    Read my post I was extremly lucky rang for mine and had following morning rang friday at 4.00pm had saturday at 11am .
    Best wishes and hope ur are successful mate.
    I’m going to ring tomorrow. Will keep you updated. Thanks :) xx
  • niknooniknoo Member Posts: 46 Connected
    I have rang and they’re sending me out a copy in the post. Was told it takes 7-10 days to get to me. 
  • SaracenSaracen Member Posts: 66 Courageous
    Good luck nikoo hope it comes quick for you
  • HarperHarper Member Posts: 7 Listener
    Hi I’ve just had a pip medical today and I too was wondering when to phone up for assessment report.
  • frecklesfreckles Member Posts: 258 Pioneering
    Yes mine took ten days it meant great reading 
  • Pippa_AlumniPippa_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,851 Disability Gamechanger
    Welcome to the community, @Harper! I hope you find this thread useful too.
  • jimmynjunejimmynjune Member Posts: 1 Listener
    I was awarded pip in 2015 for 6 years my condition has got worse ..I had to go for a face to face assessment review last Tuesday..how long does it take before I find out a decision .. any help would be grateful 

  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    I was awarded pip in 2015 for 6 years my condition has got worse ..I had to go for a face to face assessment review last Tuesday..how long does it take before I find out a decision .. any help would be grateful 

    There's no time scales, it depends on backlog in your area. If you live in the UK ring to request a copy of the assessment report to be sent to you this will give you some idea what the decision is likely to be because they mostly go with the report.
    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
  • beenishbeenish Member Posts: 5 Listener
    Hi there I’m new here. Can you tell me if we can see our results for pip in assessment report? I have requested my pup assessment report today it might come next week. Does the report tell you how many points you got? 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    beenish said:
    Hi there I’m new here. Can you tell me if we can see our results for pip in assessment report? I have requested my pup assessment report today it might come next week. Does the report tell you how many points you got? 
    The report is just a recommendation and not a decision. The points are not added up in the report, you have to add them yourself. At the back of the report there will be boxes with dots/ticks use the PIP self test and place the dots from the report into the self test. at the end of the test if there's any points recommended it will add them up and tell you what you scored.

    You'll still have to wait for the decision though.
    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
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