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LDJBluebell Community member Posts: 18 Listener
I first applied for pip in January 23 on the telephone.  I did not get the forms till April and today had a telephone assessment at 9am - lasted 1hr 25 min.  At 12 today the dwp sent a text saying they had received the report.  Is this usual for them to receive so quick? If I am awarded anything will they backdate from the day they received my completed form ?  Have waited so long.
If you are awarded but don't get a decision for 8 weeks would you be entitled to the 150 disability payment or does that apply only to people who get pip now?
Sorry so many question... thankyou for any replies to any questions. 


  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 55,298 Disability Gamechanger
    It's perfectly normal for the report to be returned the same day as the assessment. Once it's written there's no reason to keep hold of it. Decisions can take up to 12 weeks rather than the 8 weeks you were advised.

    If awarded it will be from the date you rang to start your claim, not from when you returned the form.

    You will be entitled to the cost of living payment if successfully awarded but the payment will be later because you have no award yet.

    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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