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Hi Denise 

I received

My face 2 face pip renewal app for nxt sat at my home...

How long does it take to find out the

Outcome

Of this assesment to find out if I continue , please god I do , but if worse case senario I don’t how long b4 I can re apply please . My illness has got worse since first got pip 

Kind regards 

Caroline 

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    Hi,

    There's no timecales to these decisions caroline, it all depends on the backlog in your area. A few days after the assessment you can ring DWP and ask them to send you a copy of the assessment report, this will give you some  idea what the decision will be as mostly they go with that report.

    If the worst comes to the worst and the decision doesn't go in your favour, your PIP will stop 4 weeks after the decision is made. DON'T re-apply! I would advice you to ask for the Mandatory Reconsideration (MR) then Tribunal if that fails. If you re-apply after being refused there's a higher chance they'll refuse you again, without an assessment. Hopefully it won't come to this, if it does come back and i'll advice you further.

    Did you send in evidence to support your claim? Even though it's a review you still need to send in the evidence. Good luck and please come back and tell us the outcome.

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      Hi  Denise 

      Thanks for

      Reply .’yes gave them all

      New evidence of illness worsining and also being diagnosed with fibromyalgia and being put on zomorph and oramorph daily for pain .. I’m praying pip continues as illness worse but seeing some comments on here im

      Scared 

      Caroline 

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      No problem,

      PIP isn't awarded based on a diagnosis so the fibromyalgia diagnosis makes no difference. It's how those conditions affect you daily that matters. What award do you have now?

      Yes, everyone gets scared with the reviews and assessments, i was the same last year for mine. That's perfectly normal. Hopefully everything will be fine and you won't have to wait too long for a decision.

      Remember to answer those questions with as much detail as possible and avoid answering with just a yes or no. This assessment is exactly like the first one you had. Ringing for a copy of the report will help you know what the decision is likely to be.

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      Fingers crossed for you. Do you claim an Income Related benefit as well, with the disability premiums? or does anyone claim Carers Allowance for looking after you? If you do and your PIP daily living is stopped then these will stop too. Only telling you so you'll be prepared if the worst does happen. Good luck!

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      Yes this is one benefit that will stop if the daily living part doesn't continue. It's a worry for everyone going through this. Unfortunately there's nothing you can do right now so try to relax as much as you can, i know that's extremely hard to do. Once the decision's been made if you need further advice please just ask.

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      Hi Denise 

      Just to let u know I had my f2f today the lady was nice ( but don’t mean anything does it lol )I asked her what happens now she said I’d hear in 4-6’weeks but reckons il keep

      My

      Pip original award till sept 2018 and the f2f was a review .. is this true 

      Thanks

      Caroline 

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      Hi

      I'm glad it went ok. There's no time scales for decisions and the assessors have no idea what the time frames are either, so i'm unsure why they tell people this. They're also not allowed to tell you any info about what the decision is likely to be either. That was wrong of that person to do that.

      I can't tell you the amount of times i've heard people say that and the assessor has turned around and stabbed them in the back when the report has come back. Hopefully this won't happen to you.

      I don't know what you mean by "is this true, sorry"

      You can ring DWP middle of next week and ask them to send you a copy of the assessment report. This will give you some idea what the decison will be as mostly they go with that report.

      If the decision goes in your favour you'll have a new award date. If it doesn't go in your favour then your payments will continue for 4 weeks and then they'll stop, regardless of your original award date. Good luck and hopefully you're not waiting too long.

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      Thank u for

      Your reply I will ring dwp next week for copy of report..  it’s a waiting game now I guess . I pray it goes well .. thank u for all your advice

      Caroline 

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      You're welcome. It's stressful and worrying for everyone. I know exactly how you feel. I went through the same thing with my daughter not that long ago. Thankfully mine isn't up for review for another 2 years. Please do let me know if you need any help understanding the report, i'll gladly help you.

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      You’re so right there it is very worrying & stressful . I will let u know my outcome

      I promise .

      Thanks again for listening .

      Kind regards 

      Caroline 

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      Hi Denise 

      Just to let u kmow I rang dwp about receiving a copy of pip f2f and they will send me copy of assessor report in few days 😱lol 

      Kind regards 

      Caroline

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      Great, hope it's good news. You'll most likely recieve it sometime next week as post from DWP is 2nd class and can take 7-10 days. Good luck.

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      Hi Denise 

      Me again lol. I received a call from pip yday and lady said she has my pip renewal f2f info in front of her and said my condition has worsened a lot since I 1st applied for pip I replied yes,’also asked me again when diagnosed with fibro I said july last year , but had symptoms ect for months before diagnosis so she said ok and then went back a few months and said so will say roughly March it started to show signs of fibromyalgia ! 

      She then said ok that’s all she will deal with pip claim

      And I’ll hear by next week 

      😱

      Caroline 

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      Hi,

      Yes that would have been the decision  maker/case manager. Sometimes they ring and ask questions before making a decision, they did it with my PIP review. The person most likely made a decision straight after the call. Usually those calls are just made to confirm a few things.

      Try ringing mid mid afternoon today and you may just find a decision's been made. if they can't tell you today then ring  again tomorrow. Good luck and please do come back and tell us the outcome.

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      Mine went in my favour. I was also asked when i'd got worse, even though i clearly stated this on the form i sent. My guess is he wanted to verify i was telling the truth lol

      Hopefully it will go in your favour too.

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      Hi Denise just to let u know my outcome of f2f  pip , it went in my favour I am now on enhanced dla & enhanced mobility .. thank u so much all your support and advice it means a lot 

      Kind regards

      Caroline x

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