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Pip waiting times.

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Lampard21
Lampard21 Community member Posts: 2 Listener
edited February 2023 in PIP, DLA, and AA
Hello new here looking some advice my husband applied in June 2022 had an assessment start of January 2023 got text 6 weeks ago to say decision has been made. Hes rang lots of times they say there still making a decision. This is a long time from June to be waiting or is this normal now. Thanks for any information you can give me.

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,077 Disability Gamechanger
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    Lampard21 said:
    got text 6 weeks ago to say decision has been made.

    Do you mean the text said no decision's been made? Once the assessment report is returned to DWP a decision can take up to about 12 weeks. Waiting times depend on backlogs in each individual area and a claimants case.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • Lampard21
    Lampard21 Community member Posts: 2 Listener
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    Hello they said a decision had been made. Just seems very long time. Thank you for replying 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,077 Disability Gamechanger
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    I’ve heard of texts being sent when there’s been an award. I’ve never heard of a text being sent saying a decision has been made, without saying you were awarded.  Maybe the text was sent in error? 
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • Adeline
    Adeline Community member Posts: 141 Pioneering
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    It can be around 12-20 weeks for a decision after an assessment @Lampard21. Unfortunately the 7 months for an assessment is quite normal even pre-pandemic backlog. It does seem strange they would send a text to say a decision had been made but then say differently when you call.

    Do you still have the text? The wording sometimes tells if you have been awarded PIP or not. 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,077 Disability Gamechanger
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    Adeline said:
    It can be around 12-20 weeks for a decision after an assessment
    20 weeks is quite excessive. We usually advise up to 12 weeks once the report is returned to DWP. Of course it could be a lot sooner than that.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
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