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6 years 1 month ago #211952 by Tom
DLA to PIP - so far so good was created by Tom
Within 8 days of submitting PIP forms my wife was offered a F2F assessment. Took the appointment for the next day to get it over with. HP attended 15 minutes late after being delayed in traffic. Assessment lasted only 25 minutes, he was a young physiotherapist and went through everything fairly quickly. Informed us that they had not requested any further medical evidence from GP and they had enough evidence to proceed. Assessed on 26 Apr and I requested a copy of his report from DWP a few days later. Received the assessment report yesterday (9 May). Like a lot of others on here I was surprised at some of the comments that my wife moved her arms behind her head and behind her back and down to her knees - this did not happen of course. Big surprise in that the HP has marked my wife`s assessment a lot higher in points than we actually did. Has marked a total of 17 points for care and the 12 points needed for mobility. Also surprised at the fact that he noted "Based on the available evidence, I consider there are no requirements to arrange a review of this claim as significant change is unlikely", Just have to sit and wait now to see what the final decision will be - but looks favourable.
I would hasten to add that I would not have been able to get this far had it not been for joining Benefits and Work. I am a retired police officer and have been used to preparing complex reports, but PIP was way out of my league. Thanks to the fantastic way everything is explained in your guides I was able to prepare the necessary case for my wife. I must have changed the file dozens of times after picking up on more advice/information over the weeks, but all credit goes to this fantastic site. Keep up the good work. Here`s hoping for a happy result.
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6 years 1 month ago #211972 by Gordon
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Tom

A Decision should be made in 2-4 weeks.

Gordon

Nothing on this board constitutes legal advice - always consult a professional about specific problems
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