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cath33cath33 Member Posts: 9 Listener
hiya, I have my pip assessment this week, my app time is 8am, I find it slightly strange that it is so early, is there anything behind this?

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  • wilkowilko Member Posts: 2,327 Disability Gamechanger
    @cath33, hello and welcome, having your assessment early means you won’t have a long wait. Some information about assessment centres and good luck. Firstly filling in the application form giving as much detail how the applicants illnesses, disability affect their daily lives in relation to the PIP descriptors. Suppling up to date medical and supportive evidence that will comfirm you abilities to or not meet the PIP descriptors. Keep copies of any information documents reports evidence you send to DWP as sometimes they get lost or mislaid. On or at your assessment if you need or use aids use them don’t just give yes or no answers let the acessor re ask the questions to allow you to answer describing why you can or cannot do the descriptors being decused, in reference to the physical examination do not do any movements that cause you pain discomfort or aggregate your condition. Be aware of the memory games they play being able to remember things from your past will indicate to the acessor your mental state even though your just talking about things which have nothing to do with the current part of the assessment. Be aware there are CCVTs outside and in and around the the assessment center, the acessor know the distances from the nearest car parks, bus stop waiting rooms to their assessment office so if yo can walk from the bus stop or car park or easily from the waiting room to the office these distances will be noted and recorded. And lastly having had your Face to a Face assessment about a week afterwards ring DWPmand request a copy of your assessment report which takes about 14 days to arrive one requested. On receiving it you can and should be able to work out what your award may, should be as the decmakers at DWP usually go with the assessment report, but you still have to wait for the official award letter notification. If it’s not what you expect then having the report early has given you time to prepare starments ready for submission for an MR which has to be made with 30 days of receding the award letter can be done by phone but best followed up by a postal request.
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing team Posts: 7,970

    Scope community team

    Hello @cath33 and welcome to the community. 
    Job Centres in some areas are beginning to open earlier and close later, so the start time could simply be because of that, I don't think there's much else to read into it.

    Best of luck for your assessment. Let us know how you get on. :)
    Senior Community Partner
    Scope
  • cath33cath33 Member Posts: 9 Listener
    Thanks folks for your resonses, have to say I'm nervous but what will be will be, I will report back how it went.
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing team Posts: 7,970

    Scope community team

    What day do you have your assessment @cath33
    Senior Community Partner
    Scope
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,653 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @cath33 and a warm welcome to the community! I really hope your assessment goes okay this week :)
    Scope

  • cath33cath33 Member Posts: 9 Listener
    Thursday morning 😯
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,653 Disability Gamechanger
    I'll keep my fingers crossed for you @cath33 and please do let us know how it goes if you want to :)
    Scope

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