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Help with pip

katieb90katieb90 Member Posts: 4 Listener
Hi I have received my pip report I scored 11 points and 10 points does the dwp usually side with the report? And I have been waiting 14 weeks does anyone no how long it’s taking it Northern Ireland to get a dicision Thanks  

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  • steve51steve51 Community champion Posts: 6,982 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @katieb90

    Good Morning & Welcome it’s great to meet you today.

    I am one of the Community Champion’s here at Scope.

    We have got a member who is very very good when it comes to Benefits.

    I will forward your post onto her straightaway for you.

     Hi @poppy123456

    Good Morning, I have got a new member who needs some help with there “pip”


  • Denise11Denise11 Member Posts: 80 Courageous
    Hi katie90

    It's good to meet you.

    You have 11 points so that means you will receive PIP.  Unfortunately, this virus is holding things up, but be reassured the DWP get told who is to receive PIP and should be in touch soon.  It isn't for them to question giving people getting benefits, they must follow what the assessors say.

    Denise11

  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 19,341 Disability Gamechanger
    Thanks for the tag @steve51

    Hi and welcome,

    As the report does recommend Standard rate for both, this is just a recommendation. Yes, they mostly go with the report, it's rare to go against it. Although they can go against it and it does happen, although it is rare.

    There's no timescales for decisions, although if it's 14 weeks since you had the assessment then that is rather a long time to wait. If it's 14 weeks since you first applied then that's not really that long. A successful claim under normal times can take anything from 7 months.

    Hopefully not too much 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.
  • katieb90katieb90 Member Posts: 4 Listener
    Ok thank you I just didn’t want to get my hopes up 🙂
  • steve51steve51 Community champion Posts: 6,982 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @katieb90

    Yes that’s a good plan😃

    Please please let us know how things go if you don’t mind 😃

    @steve51
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Administrator Posts: 9,457 Scope community team
    Welcome to the community @katieb90, great to have you with us. :)

    Fingers crossed for your PIP application. 
    Community Partner
    Scope
  • janer1967janer1967 Community champion Posts: 2,161 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome to the community glad to have you on board.

    I hope you get a decision soon and that they go by the recommendations of the report
  • katieb90katieb90 Member Posts: 4 Listener
    Thank you for ur help, if I get pip does my universal credit change? 
  • janer1967janer1967 Community champion Posts: 2,161 Disability Gamechanger
    No your UC will stay the same 

    You may get a council tax reduction but each council is different 
  • cupcake88cupcake88 Member Posts: 270 Pioneering
    Welcome to the forum let us know how you get on ? I have been waiting a week now to hear back I think it’s different in each area . Good luck 
  • katieb90katieb90 Member Posts: 4 Listener
    Hi cupcake88 it’s been two weeks from I received my report still waiting I’m in Northen Ireland but hope u hear back soon 
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