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I applied for PIP on the 13 of July due to depression and Epilepsy with ongoing seizures, I'm frightened to go out and won't do anything on my own, I had a letter from my specialist that I sent as evidence to dwp explaining how it affects my day to day life. I had my medical on the 1St of October, the lady was very very nice but not sure if it was a front or not, although she said it was very nice to see somebody genuine who does need help. I rung PIP last Thursday for them to tell me they received my medical report on the Tuesday and that it was with the decision maker, rang again yesterday for them to tell me completely different and that they hadn't even got the medical report, can anybody shed some light on how long I might be waiting. What's the success rate? Any success stories?

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    Oh dear admin error yet again.

    No idea how long you will have to wait I am afraid.

    My only advice is if you ring again, try to get the name of the person you speak to. Sometimes they will give you a direct line number which means you are likely to be able to speak to that person again. Another option is to say you need to speak to the manager or someone in charge. The other thing you can do is to say to them that whatever they say to you in the phone call you have to have that confirmed in writing. I do this because I have trouble with my hearing.

    Best of luck with all this.

    Let me know how you get on

    Sarah

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      Thankyou Sarah

      I only rang originally because I wanted a copy of the medical report as I like to file everything, he said I don't think we would of received it yet but I'll check for you. He said oh yeah we have received it and it's with the decision maker so I'll have to request a copy from them.. So I don't even know what's going off. The lady I spoke to yesterday said we haven't received anything yet and it can take up to 5 weeks then 2 weeks for a decision. I will let you know how I get on, will ring again on Monday and see what they say this time.

      Thank you

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    Hi hun hope your ok? I applied for pip in May I got my assessment in June I was terrified as I have heard horror stories. I had a massive panic attack they where really nice I got a letter 10 days after that saying I had been awarded standard care and enhanced mobility I was so relived. The battle I am having is with esa I had my assessment with them 3 weeks ago it went awful the lady was awful. I got the letter saying I am fit for work and received 0 points for everything I am appealing but it's made my stress, anxeity and panic attacks worse. I hope you get the letter you deserve good luck xxxx
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      That doesn't sound good!! The lady I had was really nice too, I'm really hoping I hear something this week, fingers crossed. My mum was on esa last year because she couldn't Walk, they stopped her esa n said she could work cos she could do a job sitting down! It baffles me, it really does. I can't claim esa as partner works full time! Sounds like your journey with pip was quick! Hope mine is the same, good luck on the esa appeal, let me know how you get on smile xxx
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    The DWP!

    Phoning the DWP is like "Looking for a needle in a haystack", so to speak (and pardon the pun!). rolleyes

    You can ask for the person's name, but they are not at liberty to give their surname.

    They operate in Teams, you can ask for the team that they are in.

    You can also ask which Centre they are from.

    That's all you can get, if that...you maybe lucky.

    Regards,

    Les.

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      I have been battling with the DWP for over three weeks after being told I was fit to work three days after shoulder surgery as I had been a day case. I must have spoken to over thirty different people. But I have won  my case after spending up to 9 hours waiting half of the time for them to answer it with that infernal music !! I have discovered that their systems don't synchronise with the other depts. I have had to submit 30 Pieces of paper x3 .i was misinformed to go for Mamdatory Reconsideration instead of opening up a new claim. I have finally been reinstated but this has had a bad effect on my recovery as I have also had Fibromyalgia for 8years so the stress they put me under was too much.
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    Rang dwp today! They said my decision is in the final stages!! Hopefully they make a decision soon!
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    Had a brown envelope unfortunately was just a letter saying they had all the evidence they needed, letter dated 15th October.. Hopefully I won't have to wait much longer!
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    There is nothing that doesn't surprise me where the DWP are involved!!

    Unless you actually speak to a decision maker or senior civil servant, you must take anything that they say with a pinch of salt.

    Back in time when I was claiming ESA I needed some advice. Rang the Benefit Delivery Office and no one had a clue what the answer was. It ended up with them giving me an answer after they took a straw poll amongst themselves - 3 for, 1 against!!

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      I rang again today, still with decision maker and apparently there waiting for a assessment report and to ring back next week, yet on 15th had a letter saying they had all evidence they needed to make a decision so I don't even know what's happening.

      It's really silly isn't it, most of them haven't got a clue!

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      I could not agree more. I gave discovered that they all seem to say different things when we ask them for advice. I was told to go for Mandatory Reconsideration when I should have been told to start a new claim. I t was only when my MP got involved they began to take me more seriously. I was reinstated two weeks ago and paid ESA then I get a letter saying they still were not going to change their mind over the Mandatory Reconsideration so the next thing is for me to to a tribunal having said I am on ESA .?????????????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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