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TOPIC: Pip assessment & report

Pip assessment & report 2 weeks 4 hours ago #174744

Hi there, I have a couple of questions that I hope someone knows the answer to... I am asking about PIP specifically.

Is there a time constraint on the assessor completing their report.? For example is there any guidance or rules that say they must complete it within x amount of time after the assessment or maybe straightaway afterwards?

How much weight do tribunals give to assessments not carried out according to guidelines set by DWP for example, an assessment carried out without the assessor having access to the majority of the evidence?

thank you x
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Pip assessment & report 2 weeks 1 hour ago #174760

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Mel

The DWP and Assessment Providers may have defined timescales for completing the reports but I am not aware of them being in the public domain, in reality I would expect the report to be produced on the same day as the assessment or at worst the next day. The DWP should receive the report almost immediately unless it has been selected for scrutiny by the AP.

The Tribunal panel will view all of the evidence with equal weight, they are used to there being "errors" in the assessment report, however, it is down to the claimant to raise these issues and you should not lose sight of the fact that an award will only be made by you showing that you meet the criteria for one.

Gordon
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Pip assessment & report 2 weeks 1 hour ago #174771

Thanks Gordon, I looked all over myself about the timescale and couldn't find anything, damned secretive sods lol.

So the tribunal at the end of the day won't care too much about errors and will just give an unbiased judgement on all the evidence available. Claimant must raise issues they have and prove why original report was erroneous in it's decision...

It's really tough to wittle all the rubbish down to the real salient points that show your proof...
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Pip assessment & report 2 weeks 57 minutes ago #174773

Hi Mel,

It sounds as if you understand what you have to do and why :)
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Pip assessment & report 2 weeks 35 minutes ago #174777

I hope so Mrs H, time will tell, loads of helpful info in your guides and other answers have put me on the right track I think. It's just doing my head in wading through all capita and dwp's bulls**t .... hey ho, don't get mad, get even.
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Pip assessment & report 1 week 6 days ago #174842

Had my assessment today. The lady said they were expected to do four assessments per day and then finish writing the reports up at home.
Had no reason to believe she was misleading me. That's for Capita.

Good luck.
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