Well my PIP assessment saga continues. I informed DWP last August that my condition has worsened due to osteo arthritis progressing to my spine (number of probs with discs and spondylithesis). I was sent a reassessment form duly completed and returned to DWP in September last year. Finally got to be reassessed by ATOS person in January this year. Was told in February they had all the info to make a decision and I should hear from them shortly but to date have heard nothing. I am still getting PIP so assume all must be ok but no correspondence nothing from them. I've been ringing every two weeks since beginning of March and on the last three occasions have been told it's with the assessment team but no decision has been made but that someone from the team will ring me within 5 working days...again nothing. Last call I made just over a week ago I asked to make a formal complaint and was told someone will contact me within 5 working days still nothing. I was told last time that as I informed them about changes to my condition it also felt at time they would assess hence the delay. I am due another assessment in September (on annual) goodness knows why as my condition is not suddenly going to change. I was also told that DWP focusing on new applicants and those coming off DLA so I am low priority but surely a letter or a tele call not too much to ask. My concern is what happens if when they make a decision they say I'm not entitled to PIP and ask for money back. Know I'm being silly but it is a worry. Anyone else having problems with DWP like this and where do I go from here? Do I not do anything or escalate the complaint if so to who?
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