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Current review decision times Northern Ireland

Betts24
Betts24 Community member Posts: 3 Listener
How long are people currently waiting for decision/payment, after Pip telephone review in Northern Ireland?

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 52,446 Disability Gamechanger
    Timescales are the same everywhere, up to 12 weeks after the report was returned to DFC/DWP. If this is a first time claim and you're successfully awarded, without transferring from DLA then any money owed to you will be in your bank 3-5 working days after payment was made.
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  • Betts24
    Betts24 Community member Posts: 3 Listener
    It is an ongoing claim, have just done review 3 weeks ago, have heard of people receiving their back pay 2-3 weeks after review in NI.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 52,446 Disability Gamechanger
    As it's a review, if it was started by DFC then usually they don't backdate an award, if the new award is higher than your current one.

    However, due the delays with review decisions the decision maker is using their own discretion on whether to backdate an award to an earlier time. Some do and others don't.
    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.
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  • Jimm_Scope
    Jimm_Scope Posts: 2,361 Scope online community team
    Hi @Betts24, welcome to the scope community :)

    As Poppy has said it can take quite some time for get decisions made and can vary quite a bit region by region. The DWP don't exactly give out the current wait times unfortunately so it's very hard to answer such a question. Part of me wonders if we could try setting something up on the community where people can input when they reached certain steps in the PIP process, we might get an idea...

    Do let us know how you are getting on and when you do get a decision.
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  • Betts24
    Betts24 Community member Posts: 3 Listener
    Thank you for your respones

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