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Phone call from dwp DM

timmyy22timmyy22 Member Posts: 20 Connected
Got a call from dwp DM today asking if I am a tenant or whatever then asked if I'd been in hospital which I haven't been. At the end of call he says the decision will be sent to you in next 7 days.

Good or bad? I've had the paper based assessment for anxiety depression chronic dsh.


  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger

    It's impossible to answer that question i'm afraid. If you ring DWP again tomorrow and the decision's been made they'll tell you.
    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.
  • Zebra88Zebra88 Member Posts: 55 Courageous
    Was any of the evidence you sent with your form to do with inpatient stays at hospital? They are supposed to call and check if you have been in hospital as they record the dates even if it's just for a night (as repeated stays over a short period can be added up for some benefits I believe).

    When my PIP was reviewed last year I sent in as some of my proof, my hospital discharge notes which explained a diagnosis and soft food diet etc. My PIP was awarded but they treated the hospital stays as me not notifying them and suspended my PIP without telling me.This was because they wanted to know the dates I had been in hospital (even though it was on the papers). I had to fill in a form with the dates, addresses and length of stay, which they posted to me. They should have called me to get this info but they didn't. I probably got a decision maker who didnt like phones and did it a lazy way... could be someone double checking you haven't been in hospital overnight. Good luck.
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