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TOPIC: PIP application

PIP application 6 months 2 weeks ago #186134

Thank you so much I'll take all your advice on board

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PIP application 6 months 2 weeks ago #186382

Hi all,
Well the dreaded f2f assessment has come and gone. The hcp was about 15mins late arriving which was ok but for those 15mins i was thinking is she coming or not after reading other people have been left high and dry when hcp failed to show.
Anyway she was very nice, and made me feel at ease.
I had to explain my different symptoms and how they affected me in my daily routine,
Questions about mobility,personal hygeine getting dressed bathing etc. could i manage myself or did i need help,my partner was with me so she explained how she assists me on a daily basis.
I was then asked to take part in a physical assessment which consisted of range of movments, putting my hands on my head, behind my head, she could see i had no chance of touching my toes so she informed me she would normally request this but could see i could not physically do it, so it was not necessary, but she wanted to see how far i could bend my knees, balance on my left foot then my right.
During this she was observing how i got up from my sitting position to standing, my posture on standing, and if i was expressing any pain in my facial expressions or thats what i assumed because she was looking me in the eyes as i began trying to do these actions.
All in all it has been an anxious experience but ok if you are just yourself.
On leaving she did say she would be submitting her report to the DWP that evening 31/03/2017 and the delay if any was their end.
So its now waiting for the decision letter to drop on my mat fingers crossed.
hope this helps
Thanks again b&w

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PIP application 6 months 2 weeks ago #186412

powlie

PIP Decisions are currently taking 2-4 weeks.

If you want a copy of the assessment report then contact the DWP office dealing with your claim mid next week.

Gordon
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PIP application 6 months 20 hours ago #187524

Hi all,
Well received my copy of the f2f PIP assesment today, and all seems as it should the assessor has written an honest account in my opinion.
My question to you is does the decision maker give his award totally on the HCP assessment or do they tweak it to meet their targets?

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PIP application 6 months 20 hours ago #187525

powlie wrote: Hi all,
Well received my copy of the f2f PIP assesment today, and all seems as it should the assessor has written an honest account in my opinion.
My question to you is does the decision maker give his award totally on the HCP assessment or do they tweak it to meet their targets?


Despite recurring rumours to the contrary DM's do not have targets!

In the vast majority of cases the DM will follow the recommendation on the assessor, they can make a different award if they feel that it is justified, this is typically because they disagree with the assessors view given the evidence in front of them or because the assessor has not followed the law.

Gordon

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PIP application 5 months 1 week ago #189088

Well , i received my PIP award letter, and to my relief i have been awarded enhanced mobility and standard living until March 2021.
I could not have gone through this procedure without the help and advice from B&W so once again thank you all.

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