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PIP not wanting to do a f2f, is this a good sign?

Gizmo19Gizmo19 Posts: 7Member Listener
edited September 2018 in PIP, DLA and AA
Hi hope you are all doing good, I would like to ask I have not long been diagnosed with Bi-polar and am currently still signed off work. I applied for PIP, on my recent visit to my physiatrist he informed me that he had just come of the phone from someone dealing with my claim. They told him that they would not need to see me for a 1-1 interview, just wanting to ask is this a good sign, as I thought you had to be interviewed by them. Thanks in advance for any info. 


  • Ami2301Ami2301 Posts: 4,987Community champion Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Gizmo19
    Welcome to the community! I am unsure but another member may know and will be in contact with you soon :)
    You're a fighter. Look at everything you've overcome. Don't give up now!
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Posts: 2,549Administrator Scope community team
    Hi @Gizmo19 and a very warm welcome to the community! If they feel that they have enough evidence then they would not need to see you. We wish you the very best of luck with the claim! Please let us know how you get on :)
    Online Community Officer
  • Gizmo19Gizmo19 Posts: 7Member Listener
    Hi AMI12301 and Chloe_scope, hope you Both are doing good, and thanks for taking the time to reply. Yes just waiting to hear what they say quite anxious about it but oh well whats to be will be so to speak. Will keep you updated. Cheers.
  • Sam_ScopeSam_Scope Posts: 7,361Administrator Scope community team
    Good luck, let us know how you get on!
    Senior online community officer
  • easyeasy Posts: 82Member Courageous
    Good Luck Gizmo. Hopefully all will go well and you will get the award you deserve.
  • Gizmo19Gizmo19 Posts: 7Member Listener
    Hi all, hope your all doing well, just a small update. Phoned to find out if there was any more info regarding my claim, was told that someone else had spoken again to the physiatrist yesterday, I informed the lady this was now the second time they have spoken to him within 10 days. She apologised but said she had no further information to give. I could phone the man I see but as I have appointment with him next Monday thought I would just wait and see what he says. This is defiantly a slow process. Take it easy and thanks again to all who have replied. Cheers.
  • Gizmo19Gizmo19 Posts: 7Member Listener
    Hi can anyone tell me please is your PIP application is backdated from when they first receive it. Thanks
  • Government_needs_reformGovernment_needs_reform Posts: 750Member Pioneering
    edited September 2018
    Gizmo19 said:
    Hi can anyone tell me please is your PIP application is backdated from when they first receive it. Thanks
    @gizmo19 PIP will be backdated to the start of the claim, as long your not being transferred from DLA as there is no backdating, your PIP would otherwise start 4 weeks after DLA ends.

    So if it's a fresh PIP claim and say you applied for it on the 1st January 2018 and they made a decision on the 1st of July it will when get backdated to the 1st January. Hope that helps, and good luck.


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  • Gizmo19Gizmo19 Posts: 7Member Listener
    Hi, I am still waiting on a descion with regards to my PIP Application, I had contacted them last week and was informed that my application was going through to the case manger for review the gentlemen informed me it was for the Max daily allowance. Have just contacted them today and mentioned the above the lady said I don't know where he got that information from as there is nothing on your file that states this?... They keep stating that I had my 1-1 meeting  at the end of August  however I have never had this as it was stated they had enough evidence from my psychiatrist so did not need to see me. This process just seems to be going on and on. The lady also stated I should be receiving a letter some time within the next few days as she can see that action is taking place on my file but could not give me a indication as to the decision from the case manager. A bit long winded I know so apologies for that but getting this out of my head helps so to speak....Hope all are well, have a good weekend.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Posts: 11,042Community champion Disability Gamechanger

    The person you spoke to today is correct and that the person you last spoke shouldn't have said what they said to you because a decision hasn't been made. They can't tell you anything until that decision is on the computer. Have you asked for a copy of the assessment report? Even though it was a paper based assessment there will still be a report written. This will tell you what the decision is likely to be as they mostly go with the report.
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