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twang5
twang5 Community member Posts: 29 Listener
Can anyone tell me how long they waited to here back once they had sent their pip forms back for d l a renewal. Sent mine 8 weeks ago and have not heard anything 

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  • steve51
    steve51 Community member Posts: 7,147 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @twang5.

    Good afternoon & welcome to our website/online community.

    Can I point you towards our home page where you can read more about PIP.

    We also have a very active online community where you will find other people who have/going through the process.

    They will help you out that's for sure.

     Please please let me know if I can help you further.

  • Liam_Alumni
    Liam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 1,100 Pioneering
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    Hi @twang5,

    Welcome to Scope's online community!

    Have you contacted the DWP about the status of your application?

    I've moved this post to our Ask a Benefits Advisor category, where @BenefitsTrainingCo may be able to advise with regards to the timescale.
    Liam
  • nanof6
    nanof6 Community member Posts: 200 Pioneering
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    i sent mine back in may and had my first payment in september
  • BenefitsTrainingCo
    BenefitsTrainingCo Community member Posts: 2,621 Pioneering
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    Hi @twang5

    There are no fixed timescales for the DWP to deal with PIP claims on migration from DLA, and they do seem to vary quite significantly, with some being awarded PIP without a medical after only a few weeks, and some taking months and months.

    What I would say though, is that 8 weeks is a fairly substantial amount of time not to have heard anything from them, and for peace of mind I would recommend just giving them a call and making sure they have your form and are processing it.

    I would expect within the next 4 weeks you should have an assessment date if required, or a decision if not, and if you have heard nothing by then I would think about making a complaint.

    Good luck, and do let us know if you have any further concerns or need further information.

    Kind regards,

    Mary

    The Benefits Training Co:

  • twang5
    twang5 Community member Posts: 29 Listener
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    9 weeks now since posted pip forms back to transfer from d l a not heard a thing is this good or bad. Want a decision will ring Monday if don't hear by weekend 
  • twang5
    twang5 Community member Posts: 29 Listener
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    Only got till august 7th till d l a runs out so hope to hear soon. Any ideas
  • BenefitsTrainingCo
    BenefitsTrainingCo Community member Posts: 2,621 Pioneering
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    Hi twang5,

    Have you rung them? I don't think you need to worry about the 7th August. If this is a fixed term award, and you posted back the forms within the deadline given, then your DLA can be extended. The DWP has a general power to extend fixed terms of DLA in these circumstances (where no PIP assessment decision has been made).

    Will
    The Benefits Training Co:

  • twang5
    twang5 Community member Posts: 29 Listener
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    Yes rang yesterday they said forms with decision maker and they would send them e mail to c if august 7th can b extended as no decision made yet. Thanks 
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