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How long from assessment to decision?

GeorgiaCF97
GeorgiaCF97 Community member Posts: 2 Listener
edited October 2023 in PIP, DLA, and AA
Hi all, I had my PIP assessment last Thursday, claiming due to fibro, CFS and ill mental health. How long have people who had assessments recently wait for a decision? They've gave me a time scale of 4 weeks but waiting to hear back is causing a lot of distress and anxiety.
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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 52,446 Disability Gamechanger
    Once the report is returned to DWP a decision can take 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.
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  • Jimm_Scope
    Jimm_Scope Posts: 2,361 Scope online community team
    edited October 2023
    hi @GeorgiaCF97, welcome to  our community :) I hope you're doing okay, the waiting can be very anxiety inducing can't it?

    As Poppy says it can take up to 12 weeks with how processing times are just now. I know it's a long wait! Let us know what decision you get, fingers crossed for you :)

    Edit: I've just moved this to our PIP category, even though it's already answered you can come back into this discussion to add any other questions you have :)
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  • noman
    noman Community member Posts: 422 Pioneering
    edited October 2023
    I've just joined the forum after browsing for awhile and have seen this question asked a number of times,so will share my timeline of how it went for me.

    Applied for pip on 14/7/2023

    Recieved form on 26/7/2023

    Sent form back 27/7/2023

    Had assessment on 29/9/2023

    Text message written report received 2/10/2023

    Received text this morning 8.05am saying i have been awarded pip! (6 days after assessment!)

    So mine has taken around 10/11 weeks from start to finish.
  • Jimm_Scope
    Jimm_Scope Posts: 2,361 Scope online community team
    Thank you for that @noman, I do wonder if we could set up some anonymous reporting system to help us understand the current timelines better!
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  • GeorgiaCF97
    GeorgiaCF97 Community member Posts: 2 Listener
    noman said:
    I've just joined the forum after browsing for awhile and have seen this question asked a number of times,so will share my timeline of how it went for me.

    Applied for pip on 14/7/2023

    Recieved form on 26/7/2023

    Sent form back 27/7/2023

    Had assessment on 29/9/2023

    Text message written report received 2/10/2023

    Received text this morning 8.05am saying i have been awarded pip! (6 days after assessment!)

    So mine has taken around 10/11 weeks from start to finish.
    Thank you. Your assessment will have been day after mine :)
  • malice88
    malice88 Community member Posts: 18 Connected
    @GeorgiaCF97 hey, here's my timeline if it helps:

    04/09/23 form submitted
    22/09/23 telephone assessment 
    25/09/23 capita report received by DWP
    04/10/23 outcome confirmed by text advising up to 2 weeks for decision letter to arrive explaining my reward.

    I'm now waiting for my letter.

    At least in my case I've found the process much smoother and quicker than I expected, essentially 1 month from application to decision.

  • JW2604
    JW2604 Community member Posts: 13 Listener
    Noman can I ask what your conditions are to get better insight as I have seen a couple of people have had a quick turnaround from assessment to decision thanks

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