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Apple01 Community member Posts: 7 Connected
Hi all,

I am officially in receipt of PIP. It’s been a daunting process, but I am just so glad it’s over (for now).

I Just thought I should share my experience of how long the process took for me.

I applied mid November last year.

Sent back my questionnaire with all
my evidence online at the end of December.

Roughly 4 weeks after that, I received a text from PIP stating I have a telephone assessment.

The telephone assessment was two weeks later. Lasted 1 hour.

DWP sent a text to confirm they received the report, 4 days after the assessment.

Then a week later I received the text from DWP saying I’ve been awarded PIP.

Finally 5 days later I have received my first payment. Based on my calculation, I received 13 weeks backdated.

So the process took me a lil over 3 months.

I am yet to receive my letter, but I know I have got standard for both daily care and mobility based on the calculations.
 
I know it is different for everyone and timescales vary. I dreaded how long it was going to take me. So to make things easier for myself, I managed to gather the majority of my evidence before I even applied. So I only had to wait around for one or two pieces of evidence.

I submitted all my evidence at once, with the questionnaire. I am aware that evidence is not a necessity, but I felt I needed it.

I also kept a daily diary of my chronic pain noting down struggles that co-signed the descriptors.
I thought the assessor would have a better picture about my daily battles with real examples. 

Again, of course it differs for everyone. I just wanted to share what I felt worked for me! 

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