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PIP Question 3 weeks 5 days ago #236352

Hi I was on DLA Indefinite award and have had to apply for PIP. I had my face to face assessment on the 25th June (terrible experience) I received a letter dated the 13th July stating they had all the information they needed to make a decision and I would be notified shortly. I received another letter dated 3rd August saying the same. I have recently phoned to be told the same thing. The assessor for my face to face told me I would hear something within 4-6 weeks. The stress of waiting is affecting my health as I know the lies that are told and my face to face was horrendous, the assessor kept talking over me and not letting me answer her questions. As yet I have not heard anything, is this normal?

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PIP Question 3 weeks 5 days ago #236360

Hi Karen

They do say that you will get an answer in 4 - 6 weeks and many people do, but sometimes there are delays and it takes longer. I'm afraid there is little you can do but wait.

If you're worried about what the assessor has said you can always ring up and make a request to see the assessment report which you are entitled to do so.

BIS

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PIP Question 3 weeks 4 days ago #236390

Thank you BIS
Will phone and make the request when they open next week
Karen

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PIP Question 2 weeks 3 days ago #236736

Karen wrote: the assessor kept talking over me and not letting me answer her questions.


Just as an aside, that would surely be something you could bring up in a mandatory reconsideration, because that's not how she's supposed to act (DWP PIP assessment manual part 3, I think?).

The waiting time may well be normal, especially over the summer if there's a backlog due to holidays. But I'd keep an eye on it, just in case they turn out to be wrong.

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