Pip assessment report

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I got the report from the health professional after I had my assessment for pip and she has ticked all the boxes on the descriptors that I thought I should get and it looks like I have 14 points for care and 12 for mobility.  Does this mean I will be awarded pip or can the descion maker go against this and not award anything , if anybody knows can they please tell me as it is taking ages for the dwp to make a decision 

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    Hi nicolette, I may not be the best person to answer your question, as my assessment is being held next week.  Did you ask for a copy of the assessment, only I'm interested to hear how you know which boxes she ticked.  Before I comment further would you please be able to  say if you have been given the award yet. 

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      Hiya 

      yeah I rang the dwp and asked for a copy as I thought it would give me some idea of the decision outcome I hoped it would anyway, then started to worry that it would be ignored by the dm

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      No I haven't got the award just the assessment report from the health proffessional when I had my assessment , it's a form they fill in which has the descriptors on it and they tick which box they think applies to you.

      Example. can stand and walk more than 1 metre but no more than 20

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    Hopefully the DWP will go with the assessor and award you the appropriate award - good luck!  You have more guts than me - I had a f2f assessment with atos on 23rd June and I am awaiting my result.  I dare not ask to see my atos assessment report incase I am disappointed! I hate the waiting game and hope it doesn't last long!

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      I'm hoping they go with what the hp said I'm also hoping that nobody has had a good report with all the right descriptor boxes ticked and not got the award.

       I just wanted to know what she had said about me because I have heard people say they lie on the report but it was a good report for me as long as the decision maker doesn't ignore it.

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      To be honest, I had no idea that you could actually ask for a copy of the assessment report before a decision had been made, I thought that happened if you didn't agree with what was awarded and wanted to ask for a reconsideration or whatever it's called.  

      I really hope you get a positive outcome and will look forward to hearing you cheer loudly. x

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      me too - I always thought you could only ask for a copy once a decision had been made?  I don't know whether to call to ask for a copy of my assessment or not?

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      Hiya

      yeah if you still got your appointment letter it says on the bottom of a page 

      that you can request it and gives the number if not just ring the pip helpline.

      it takes just over 2 weeks to get it , like I say the HP gave me a good report and confirmed  more or less what I'd put in my form about my difficulties, but I'm worried the DM will go against it.

      good luck 

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      Just called the number and requested my medical assessment report.  They said it should be with me wihin 10 days.  I think it is a good idea to have a copy especially if you are not happy with your award.  Thank you again for the info.  I wouldn't have called if I hadn't read your post.

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      when did you have your assessment/medical?  I had mine on 23rd June and received a letter yesterday from the dwp saying they had all the info they need to make a decision and will be in touch soon.  So I had my assessment 3 weeks ago today.  The nurse who assessed me said it would take aprox 6 weeks until I hear.  Hope it is sooner though!
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      Hi nicolette,  can I ask how long after the assessment did you wait before requesting the report?  

      My appointment isn't until Tuesday, so I'm not there yet, but just wondered.  

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      Mine was on 14 th June so a month but seems longer, I rang them Monday to ask if anything's happened with it , but they haven't reached a decision yet it's the waiting that's getting me down it's awful as you know yourself I'm sure .

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      I had my pip face 2 face assessment with ATOS on 20th september,and at the end the assessor told me that he is going to recommend higher rates for me. And I got a text from dwp 21st to say they had all the info to make a decision. On 8th october I received a letter from dwp say they had all the info to make a decision.  
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      The assessor can recommend what they like, it's down to the DWP decision maker to make the final decision.

      I had a lady doctor that carried out an assessment for IIDB. She told me that she would recommend a 5 year award - the DWP awarded it for life!

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