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Rang Dwp re assessor report

charlenecharlene Posts: 555Member Pioneering
phoned Dwp and the said they received the assessors report on 22nd Feb. So much for the promise of send  a copy of assessment straight away.  Requested a copy to be sent out and was told it could' be  until a decision was made.  Are they wrong, why did the first person I spoke to say a copy would be sent out straight away?
When the going gets tough, the tough get going.


  • tommtomm Posts: 158Member Pioneering
    Is this for PIP or ESA ?
  • charlenecharlene Posts: 555Member Pioneering
    Sorry it's for pip.
    When the going gets tough, the tough get going.
  • sdoc94sdoc94 Posts: 140Member Pioneering
    Hi @charlene

    Are you in Northern Ireland?
  • charlenecharlene Posts: 555Member Pioneering
    Hello I'm in the sw England
    When the going gets tough, the tough get going.
  • sdoc94sdoc94 Posts: 140Member Pioneering

    In the North of Ireland we are not allowed a copy until the decision has been made, maybe it's the same where you are. :neutral:
  • charlenecharlene Posts: 555Member Pioneering
    Hello, I  live in Bristol.
    When the going gets tough, the tough get going.
  • sleepy1sleepy1 Posts: 299Member Pioneering
    Hi I live in north west England and was told the same in January following an ESA  assessment, the person I spoke to said they had the report but could not send it out to me yet because sometimes the DM may need to send it back to the assessor to be changed.

    The outcome of the decision was good for me but I still wanted a copy of the report so called to request one, I was then basically told you have had a decision that went in your favor so you don't need it.  I had to argue that I was still entitled to have a copy and got it in the end.

    From what I have read many people have rang a few days after their assessment and received the report soon after (before a decision).  It may be worth calling again as I think it very much depends on the person you speak to at the other end of the phone and how knowledgable they are.  I think this is much the same for PIP and getting the report in advance can be useful so you can plan ahead.

    The first thing I knew about my decision was a payment into my bank several days before I actually got the letter.

    Hope this might be of some help X
  • charlenecharlene Posts: 555Member Pioneering
    Thank you for your very detailed reply. By what was said it looks as though I might hear about my assessment. I will however try again today.

    how people cope with all this stress I don't know.  I have developed a sore eye, I never have problems with sore eyes!  Thankfully my fibromyalgia has calmed down somewhat.  Sending good luck and best wishes to all who have been traumatised by this  dreadful experience of claiming  their entitlements.
    When the going gets tough, the tough get going.
  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Posts: 5,246Community champion Disability Gamechanger
    In England
    PIP reports should be  available within a week
    ESA reports generally won't be sent before the decision , but you can ask

    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • wilkowilko Posts: 1,840Member Disability Gamechanger
    I had my f2f in October 2017 rang a week later request a report, after several weeks and two more calls the report arrived and I worked out my award but ha to wait till mid January to get award letter which was as exspeced. Was told back log of claims hence the delay.
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