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TOPIC: PIP timescales

PIP timescales 1 month 1 week ago #171997

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How long does it tend to take from them receiving the completed PIP2, to hearing if you have a f2f medical please?
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PIP timescales 1 month 1 week ago #171998

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F wrote:
How long does it tend to take from them receiving the completed PIP2, to hearing if you have a f2f medical please?

You should hear about an assessment in 2-3 weeks and they usually book with a lead time of 1-2 weeks, Decision are about 7-8 weeks, so somewhere between 10 and 13 weeks.

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PIP timescales 3 weeks 3 days ago #173701

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I'm really surprised, ATOS have sent me an appointment for a home visit (I didn't ask for one, although I do have issues getting out and about, mentally and physically).

Should I read anything into this?
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PIP timescales 3 weeks 3 days ago #173710

Hi F,

This means that someone has looked at your case and decided that you have a significant degree of impairment. So, it is a good start.
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PIP timescales 1 week 3 days ago #175150

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What's the best way to prepare for a home assessment? (apart from rereading my PIP2 form). Do I need to tidy up? Will they look around my flat?
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PIP timescales 1 week 3 days ago #175161

Hi F,

You don't need to prepare for a home assessment in any way that you would not if you were attending an assessment centre.

It is up to you which room the assessment is held in and who is with you. You don't need to dress or get out of bed if you would not normally do so at that time of day. You certainly do not need to tidy up!

The assessor has no more rights than any other visitor to your home. They do not have the right to look around the rest of your home - nor have we heard of anyone asking to do so.
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