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foxyalf
foxyalf Community member Posts: 27 Listener
Hi I recently filled in application form online for PIP as for 25 years I have struggled with rheumatoid arthritis and finding it more and more difficult to work and just wondered how long its roughly taking for a decision to be made

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,256 Championing
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    It varies from a few months to several months. Before a decision is made you'll likely need an assessment because most people have them. These are mostly done through telephone, some are video and face to face.
    Please also be aware that PIP has nothing to do with your ability to work.
    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.
  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 7,981 Championing
    edited April 2023
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    Hi @foxyalf. How are you feeling about everything at the moment? Hopefully, someone can respond to you soon with roughly how long a decision takes to be made.

    I believe it varies though. Has anyone given you an indication regarding how long it could take?

    I mainly want to respond to say we hear you, have seen your post and we are here with you  :)
    Community Volunteer Adviser with professional knowledge of education, special educational needs and disabilities and EHCP's. Pronouns: She/her. 

    Please note: if I use the online community outside of its hours of administration, I am doing so in a personal capacity only.
  • foxyalf
    foxyalf Community member Posts: 27 Listener
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    thank you
  • RichardCoto
    RichardCoto Community member Posts: 2 Listener
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    Thank you, I will keep it in my mind.
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