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PIP report

miachappymiachappy Member Posts: 6 Listener
edited August 2019 in PIP, DLA and AA
Hi there, 

Ive been here a while but first time posting, please be gentle!

I wondered, can anyone tell me if they have received the exact same PIP award as confirmed by the assessment report?

I think I may qualify for standard care according to the report but wonder if this is likely to be changed by the DM?

Thanks :)

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  • KG100KG100 Member Posts: 178 Pioneering
    My award was the same as my assessment report. 
  • miachappymiachappy Member Posts: 6 Listener
    Thanks KG100.

    It is interesting to know how much the DMs effect the actual decision.
  • KG100KG100 Member Posts: 178 Pioneering
    Most people I know say that the DM tends to go with the assessment report. 
  • atlas46atlas46 Member Posts: 827 Pioneering
    Hi @miachappy

    A very warm welcome.

    The CM goes with assessment report, in the 18 months, that I have been on this forum.  I have not heard of one CM changing anything.

    You should get your award letter in next few weeks, keep an eye on you bank account, as payments often made, before award letter arrives.

    Best wishes
  • miachappymiachappy Member Posts: 6 Listener
    Thank you Atlas and for clarifying that - I didn’t know that.
    Fingers crossed that is the case for me. Although it wasn’t 100% representation of my situation, it generally is - ish, so I don’t want to rock the boat.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 23,089 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    I've heard of a few where they have gone against the report. Infact someone posted very recently on here about this but the DM went against it in a good way and awarded more points for the mobility part.

    Mostly though, they do go with it.
    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.
  • CressidaCressida Member Posts: 901 Pioneering
    miachappy said:
    Thank you Atlas and for clarifying that - I didn’t know that.
    Fingers crossed that is the case for me. Although it wasn’t 100% representation of my situation, it generally is - ish, so I don’t want to rock the boat.
    @miachappy I'm in exactly the same boat! The assessment report shows I qualify for standard rate (which is what I expected) but until I receive the decision from the case manager I keep imagining all sorts of things. I hope you don't have to wait too long. I phoned the DWP a couple of days ago and was told that it could be up to 10 weeks before I receive the decision and that my asssessment report was sat in a queue for the case manager. I too was a bit unhappy with how I was treated by the assessor, no eye contact, a bit abrupt and not reallyt what I said but in the end if I get the points (hopefully!) I am trying to focus on the bigger picture and not sweat the small stuff! I hope you don't have to wait too long. I keep checking my bank account to see if any money has been paid in. Lol. Please post again when you have received the decision. 
  • atlas46atlas46 Member Posts: 827 Pioneering
    Hi @Cressida

    You should phone PIP helpline and request a copy of the assessment report.

    You will then be able to work out, what has been recommended for your PIP award.

    10 weeks seems a long time for a formal decision, which part of the UK are you in?

    Keep us updated.
  • CressidaCressida Member Posts: 901 Pioneering
    @atlas46 sorry I wasn’t clear. I have a copy of the assessors report. I had the assessment on 16th July so only a couple of weeks ago. I’m in the South West, I believe I have been awarded 8 points,
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