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TOPIC: DLA to PIP

DLA to PIP 2 months 2 weeks ago #216976

First time posting. I asked for extension in returning PIP form, freely given 2 weeks, I wanted help from CAB but appt. a month away, was given a further 2 weeks by DM no problem. Followed your guidelines, phoned only to check my form was received, given update also, is it usual for a DM to decide if a ftf is needed ? I assumed ftf was par for the course. I accepted updates by text, but kept getting the original date in error, when I phoned about it I discovered it greatly depends on who you speak to at DWP as to how you are treated.

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DLA to PIP 2 months 2 weeks ago #217011

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The vast majority of claimants will have a F2F, the decision is actually made by the Assessment Provider for your postcode.

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DLA to PIP 1 month 3 weeks ago #218413

Hi all, I know many of us wonder about timescales, I returned my DLA to PIP form week 24/8/18. Received a white envelope, for a change, today with FTF beginning October, 6 weeks in total. Seems Scottish assessment people don’t take holidays. I thought it might be longer. Here’s hoping.

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DLA to PIP 1 month 3 weeks ago #218416

I omitted to say, the accompanying leaflet says “you can only request a copy ( of Assessment) once the DWP writes to you with their decision” all I’ve read on the forum says I can phone as soon as DWP receive it. Is this on the leaflets others are receiving ?

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DLA to PIP 1 month 3 weeks ago #218419

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Was the leaflet from the Assessment Provider? If it was then the statement has no value as they cannot speak for the DWP.

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DLA to PIP 1 month 3 weeks ago #218471

Yes it is, pretty colored 16 page leaflet, it’s first question under their FAQ. “Can I have a copy of the assessment report” . “ yes - but you can only request a copy once the DWP writes to you with their decision”. Lists phone number also. I realise from the forum that it’s a very short window to get a copy before a DWP decision, but interesting Atos believe they control the conditions. Appreciate your comment Gordon, I wouldn’t have thought of it that way.

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