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Hi all, I hope your all as well as you can be x

I wanted to give an update to give hope and some faith back in humanity lol, I got a copy of my ATOS report and it's actually not bad at all really to spite a few (very small) discrepancies 😊 It would appear in whole the assessor paid attention and didn't try to paint me as a fibber phew!! I've been so scared, anyone in a similar position all I can say is just be brutally honest, even with the embarrassing stuff and sometimes the assessors are ok, I'm waiting for the final say so from DWP but I dare to be positive !

A.c xx

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Hi Anyac81 I'm so pleased your assessment went well my friend and it's good to hear a positive storey. As you say, gives us a bit of hope πŸ˜€

I wish you lots of luck

Luv Jan xx

Hi there

It is always nice to hear a good side of the DWP for a change.

Good luck. I hope that you get a positive result.

Take care of yourself

Lu xx

Thank you 😊 I'm quietly hopeful, I'm not sure how much DWP go by the assessments, or how much they look st everything as a whole but keeping fingers crossed! I will update on the outcome x

So pleased for you. I feel I had a fair assessor who actually listened and I got the award I had hoped for and I sincerely wish that same for you.x

in reply to rosewine

Thank you 😊 I'm still a bit nervous lol, but feeling much more positive about the final outcome. The assessor suggested only 2 year award due to my surgery 'could' improve things, I was hoping at least 3 years lol but I don't know if DWP follow the assessor decision or they make there own decisions based on all the evidence? x

in reply to Anyac81

The assessor has a list of questions to ask you and types an interpretation of your replies and considers the evidence you have sent in. They can make a recommendation but the final decision is made by a DWP decision maker. From her remark it looks as though she is recommending you get it but with a review in 2 years. They tend to do that if someone is due to have some treatment that possibly can improve their condition. Fingers crossed that DWP go with her recommendations.z

in reply to rosewine

Ah I see 😊 If things did improve after surgery that would be great! So makes sense x

Hi Anyac81

I am truly delighted to read this my friend and I want to sincerely wish you all the best of luck with your outcome, and please take care of yourself my friend.

All my hopes and dreams for you



I didn't know we could get a copy before a decision has been made.

Could you tell me what you had to do to get it.

Had my face to face 5 weeks ago and still not heard anything.



in reply to shooter1970

Hi that's a long time? Your over the time limit they have to stick by, they say after assessment you must get the answer in 3/4 weeks 😯 I called the PIP customer services number, I asked if they had the copy of the ATOS report yet, they said they did so I requested a copy, they were happy to send it, it's sent 2nd class so takes about 3 days x

The report does give a fairly good indication of how many points your likely to get, however it's up to the DWP to decide in the end, I'm still waiting for the decision x

Definitely give them a call, I hope you get the result you need x

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