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Is this normal prodecure?

Georgia2000 Community member Posts: 2 Listener
Hi all I applied for pip on the 2nd February. On the 22nd March without any warning, my mobile rang and it was a medical assessment. On the 23rd I got a text saying dwp had received my report. My assessment was only 23 minutes long is this normal procedure thankyou


  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 49,780 Disability Gamechanger
    With an assessment being that long you should have been notified of the assessment date and time. If they ring just to ask a few questions then usually the call doesn't last very long. Other than that assessments can last anything from 20 to 120 minutes.
    Now the report is returned a decision can take anything up to 12 weeks.
    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.
  • Georgia2000
    Georgia2000 Community member Posts: 2 Listener
    Ok thankyou for your help
  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 7,979 Disability Gamechanger
    I would just like to add a warm welcome @Georgia2000. Please don't hesitate to let us know if there's anything else we can do to support you  :)
    Community Volunteer Adviser with professional knowledge of education, special educational needs and disabilities and EHCP's. Pronouns: She/her. 

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