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Concerned after PIP assessment

worried111worried111 Member Posts: 3 Listener
Did PIP assessment 2 weeks ago, was told I'd get a decision in 10 days......what's gone wrong???? I'm really worried 

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 18,500 Disability Gamechanger
    HI and welcome,

    I'm one of the community champions here on scope and i'm here to help and advise others.

    I'm not sure who told you that you'll have a decision in 10 days but that's very optimistic. There's no timescales for any decision but expect something like 2-8 weeks, possibly longer. Backlogs are just part of the reason a decision can be delayed.

    If you live in the UK then ring DWP to request a copy of the assessment report to be sent to you. This will give you some idea what the decision is likely to be because they mostly go with the report.
    Community champion and 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.
  • worried111worried111 Member Posts: 3 Listener
    Thank you....I've been so worried. That's reassuring. Of the people on this forum how long have they been waiting from f2f assessment to decision on average?
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 18,500 Disability Gamechanger
    You're welcome. There's really no timescales, as i advised, it can be anything between 2-8 weeks sometimes longer.
    Community champion and 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.
  • worried111worried111 Member Posts: 3 Listener
  • janer1967janer1967 Community champion Posts: 705 Pioneering
    Hello and welcome to the community, I am a community champion here at scope. Its nice to see new members. You have already had your query answered but if there is anything else you want help with then please let us know .Also keep us up yo date with your PIP
  • chiariedschiarieds Community champion Posts: 1,694 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @worried111 - Welcome to the community & thank you for joining. I'm pleased Poppy has been able to reassure you, & do let us know how you get on with your PIP assessment report
  • blue32blue32 Member Posts: 33 Connected
    The wait is tough but hopefully isn't too long
  • susan48susan48 Member Posts: 2,229 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi sent forms back end of September and got my decision 1st February! It’s awful to leave vulnerable people this long 
  • worried111worried111 Member Posts: 3 Listener
    Wow!! Was that a new claim or DLA switch? 
  • Lou67Lou67 Member Posts: 13 Listener
    Hi just looking for a bit of support, my f2f was due today got a txt earlier saying had to cancel till tomorrow, can’t believe it as not slept for ages waiting on today ☹️
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 18,500 Disability Gamechanger
    Lou67 said:
    Hi just looking for a bit of support, my f2f was due today got a txt earlier saying had to cancel till tomorrow, can’t believe it as not slept for ages waiting on today ☹️

    HI and welcome,

    I'm sorry to hear that your assessment was canceled. Unfortunately, these things happen and sometimes assessments are canceled at the last minute, it's happened to me in the past too. Hopefully the one tomorrow will go ahead as planned, good luck.
    Community champion and 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.
  • Lou67Lou67 Member Posts: 13 Listener
    Thanks Poppy 
  • Lou67Lou67 Member Posts: 13 Listener
    Sorry to be a pest, does anyone no if I need to take a list of my medication. Thanks 
  • Lou67Lou67 Member Posts: 13 Listener
    So sorry I mean do I need to take list of medication to my pip f2f thanks again 😊
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 18,500 Disability Gamechanger
    Lou67 said:
    Sorry to be a pest, does anyone no if I need to take a list of my medication. Thanks 

    If you didn't send evidence of this when you sent the form then yes, you can take it with you. Evidence should have been sent with the form when you returned it. Hopefully they will accept it on the day because they don't always.
    Community champion and 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.
  • Lou67Lou67 Member Posts: 13 Listener
    Oh I did send it just wasn’t sure if still had to take it thanks so much for your help. 
  • Jay1969Jay1969 Member Posts: 23 Connected
    @worried111

    Hi

    I think the 10 day decision meant the assessor will send the report to DWP within 10 days.
    After DWP receive this it can take anything from 8-14 weeks depending on the PIP application.
    Generally new applications take 4-8 weeks and Change of Circumstances for PIP take longer.
    Hope that helps..
  • Lou67Lou67 Member Posts: 13 Listener
    Morning I had my pip f2f on the 10th got a text yesterday saying dwp had received my assessment back, how long should I wait to ask for a copy and what no do I call. Thanks 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 18,500 Disability Gamechanger
    As the report has now been returned to DWP you can ring anytime. The number to ring is the enquiry line on 0800 121 4433.
    Community champion and 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.
  • Lou67Lou67 Member Posts: 13 Listener
    Thanks I appreciate the help.
  • Lou67Lou67 Member Posts: 13 Listener
    Morning I hope everyone is well, does anyone know if the Coronavirus is going to hold up results of past f2f.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 18,500 Disability Gamechanger
    The backlogs will very likely become longer, it will just depend on whether decision makers are working or not. All you can do is wait.
    Community champion and 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.
  • Lou67Lou67 Member Posts: 13 Listener
    Yeah that’s what I thought as always thanks for your help. 
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Administrator Posts: 5,627 Scope community team
    I hope you're not kept waiting too long @Lou67. Have you received a copy of your assessor report?
    Senior Community Partner
    Scope
  • Lou67Lou67 Member Posts: 13 Listener
    No Iv been trying to get through to them to ask them to send it but can’t get through will keep trying, that way at least I would have an idea. 
  • Lou67Lou67 Member Posts: 13 Listener
    Hi I just got through to pip after trying to get through for days, I asked for copy of my assessment and was told we no longer send these out till after you receive decision. I told them I have been advised you can receive them before but got quite a snappy reply.she sd this stopped last September???
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 18,500 Disability Gamechanger
    If you live in the UK they will send the report out before a decision's been made. Sometimes though it does depend on who you speak to. Some will refuse to send it, others will happily send it out. The rules definitely haven't changed.
    Community champion and 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.
  • Lou67Lou67 Member Posts: 13 Listener
    Yeah I stay in the UK, just my luck got a grump on the phone lol thanks for taking the time to answer Poppy.
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