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Pip waiting times.

rayrar80rayrar80 Member Posts: 33 Connected
My son had his f2f for pip on the 26/6/2018, the report was sent to dwp on the 3/7. i requested a copy of the report which is all truthfull, just wondering has anyone else had there f2f round the same date and recieved a decision yet?

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  • Gwendoline1Gwendoline1 Member Posts: 226 Pioneering
    Hiya rayrar80, I don’t wish to bring gloom, I had my f2f on the 4th June, the dwp received the report on the 8th June, I had my hcp report on the 13th June ( a almost truthful report) and I rang yesterday 20th July to enquire if a decision had been made by the dm, nothing still with dm. Well it’s certainly a waiting game. Hope you hear soon and good luck.😀😀😀
  • rayrar80rayrar80 Member Posts: 33 Connected
    I called on thurs, and still nothing, it does say on the text i recieved it will take 4 wks, so just hope it doesnt take any longer. 
  • Gwendoline1Gwendoline1 Member Posts: 226 Pioneering
    When I had my assessment the hcp said I should here in about 8 weeks, different areas different times I suppose. I am now resigned to the fact that I will here one day haha a bit late for my finger nails they’re all gone haha. 😀😀
  • wilkowilko Member Posts: 2,297 Disability Gamechanger
    It's normal to take six to eight weeks to get your awa d notification but depending on work loads in your area and as we are in the holiday season staff could be on holiday we can't begrudge them that.  But having your report will have given you s good Indecation of what your award will'should be but you have to wait for the comfirmation letter. Glad you had a good PIP report fair and honest in your opinion.keep us posted.
  • Gwendoline1Gwendoline1 Member Posts: 226 Pioneering
    Hi Wilko, I agree with the time line and holidays it does tend to take that bit longer. It’s a frustrating time. 😀😀
  • rayrar80rayrar80 Member Posts: 33 Connected
    I hope we all hear somthing soon, especially u Gwendoline. youve been waiting a really long time now, theres nothing worse than the wait 😩
  • April2018momApril2018mom Posts: 2,869 Member
    My understanding is that it takes several weeks to get a response back. Hopefully you’ll find out soon enough what was decided. Remember we’re currently on vacation season. The staff probably are away from the office. Since you already have had a satisfactory PIP report I would keep the faith and not worry too much about it. I know it’s often hard. Keep us updated. Just out of curiosity what rates did you apply for? 

    Hang in there!! 
  • rayrar80rayrar80 Member Posts: 33 Connected
    well going by whats on the report weve got high daily living and low mobililty, wich i would be very happy with if thats what we recieve.
  • Gwendoline1Gwendoline1 Member Posts: 226 Pioneering
    I’m already receiving pip standard on both, my health deteriorated so I requested ( I’m led to believe) a intervention. The hcp assessor report stated 12 mobility and 14 care, I’ll wait and see on that one. In very few circumstances I’m a pessimist and I believe in this circumstance it’s best to be, anything else will be a joyful bonus. Thanks for asking, at least I know I’m not on my own. 😀😀😀
  • feirfeir Member Posts: 396 Pioneering
    Might depend on the area as well as the amount they have to process? My 2nd application only took a few weeks to reject, now (9 weeks after i asked for an extension on my 3rd claim) they sent me a text saying they're doing a mandatory reconsideration. Seems they have backlog here.
  • rayrar80rayrar80 Member Posts: 33 Connected
    Hey Gwendoline, just wondering have you heard anything yet?
  • Gwendoline1Gwendoline1 Member Posts: 226 Pioneering
    Hiya rayrar, Nothing, I rang yesterday and was told the same story they’re very busy and that different offices have different dates that they are at. That office was at 1st June another the week before had said that theirs was at the 7th June. How much truth is in their statements I don’t have a clue. I’m staying with the 8 weeks that my hcp assessor told me on my assessment day and will go with 10 working days there after because of the dm report and go from there. They will not be rushed, I’m trying my best to stay calm but it’s very difficult, like I’ve said before and everyone else is the same the dm decides what quality of life style I shall have and how it affects my health. I’m on my toe nails now ( not really 😆 haha ) as soon as I know I’ll post it in capital letter if it’s good hahaha. Thanks for asking and good luck again haha 😀😀😀
  • rayrar80rayrar80 Member Posts: 33 Connected
    Thanks Gwendoline, I called up yest also, i was told to try again the end of next week, as tuesday will be 4 weeks since they recieved the report back, i wont hold my breath though. the chap on the phone rambled on a bit, how 10 reports go up to the decision maker at a time and mine isnt one of them yet 😂 hope we hear soon X
  • Gwendoline1Gwendoline1 Member Posts: 226 Pioneering
    Good luck though, I think they just make up as they go along just to shut us up haha! 😀😀
  • Government_needs_reformGovernment_needs_reform Member Posts: 858 Pioneering
    edited July 2018
    Your all looking at 4 to 6 weeks for a decision after assessment atmo also depends if they need further information it will take longer. Also as it's the summer break, I'd be suprised if you recieve it before, I'm afraid it's a waiting game. Good luck.
    ⬇️
    I created one of the campaign election videos for Labour, and Jeremy Corbyn,
    This is a new version of Emeli Sande, Hope "You Are Not Alone
    I highlighted everything that's wrong with this country from benefits, NHS, UC etc, but now we have to put up with the hate now that is the Tories. 

    You can see the video here.
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=P5o8hRHh9IY


  • Gwendoline1Gwendoline1 Member Posts: 226 Pioneering
    Hiya Government A Joke, I agree with the holiday creating a longer time. It’s 7 weeks and waiting since they received my hcp report. One operator did explain, which sounds feasible to me, I already receive pip and they tend to deal with those first that have applied for the 1st time. Sounds a weak reason, but could be true. I was in the mind set that mine would, let’s say, be in a separate pile with others who are also asking for an intervention. Still in a date order set up. I’m just surmising. I’ll receive the decision when dwp are good and ready. Patience is a virtue possess it if you can! 😆😆😆

  • Government_needs_reformGovernment_needs_reform Member Posts: 858 Pioneering
    edited July 2018
    @Gwendoline1 as your PIP is in payment and this is a review, I would pretty much say they would try and cut you down first unless it's a better result for you this time and maybe need a little extra info. But I woulden't go by what the call handler they will tell you anything.

    Mine was all done on Paper ongoing and took around 12 weeks last year from DLA to PIP after my PIP2 was sent back.

    Try not to worry as you getting a payment one thing Ive learnt what will be. Try to relax and chill easy said than done, I'm waiting on my ESA SG renewal that's been 6weeks and counting, since they've had the form I've now become like steel with this lot.
    ⬇️
    I created one of the campaign election videos for Labour, and Jeremy Corbyn,
    This is a new version of Emeli Sande, Hope "You Are Not Alone
    I highlighted everything that's wrong with this country from benefits, NHS, UC etc, but now we have to put up with the hate now that is the Tories. 

    You can see the video here.
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=P5o8hRHh9IY


  • Gwendoline1Gwendoline1 Member Posts: 226 Pioneering
    I’ve learnt that each one will tell you one tale and another one another tale.
    I asked for them to reassess me since my health as deteriorated, the hcp assessors report gave me 12 mobility and 14 care. I shan’t hold my breathe that it will be this by the dm, I’ll just wait ( very impatiently I may add ) until they tell me by phone or until the dreaded letter arrives.
    I had my esa at the start of this year and it took 3 weeks from my assessment day to the letter arriving on my doormat, support group this time from wrag. It just goes to show how unpredictable it all is. Thanks for your reply 😀😀
  • Government_needs_reformGovernment_needs_reform Member Posts: 858 Pioneering
    @Gwendoline1 No problem, as the HCP has given points of 12 and 14.... 9 X out 10 the DM will go with the assessment report, so in theory you should be better off, but how long you will get it For is another question?

    I got 16 for Mobility and care 22 all done by Capita.

    Re you ESA how long did it take to get the assessment letter after returning your ESA50.
    ⬇️
    I created one of the campaign election videos for Labour, and Jeremy Corbyn,
    This is a new version of Emeli Sande, Hope "You Are Not Alone
    I highlighted everything that's wrong with this country from benefits, NHS, UC etc, but now we have to put up with the hate now that is the Tories. 

    You can see the video here.
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=P5o8hRHh9IY


  • Gwendoline1Gwendoline1 Member Posts: 226 Pioneering
    I didn’t get an assessment letter because it’s only since being on here that I found out about getting the hcp assessment reports. From start to finish with my esa,meaning my assessment day to the letter on my doormat ,3 weeks. The 1st time was an horrendous assessment and totally full of lies ( this was in my only letter I received off the dwp, again I never knew you could request the hcp assessment report) it took quite a while,I didn’t have the hcp report in my 1st pip assessment same reason, didn’t know. 
    Thank you for your support. I’ll only believe it when it’s in writing. I’m normally not a pessimist, always half full not half empty. In this situation 100% pessimist. 😀😀😀
  • Government_needs_reformGovernment_needs_reform Member Posts: 858 Pioneering
    @Gwendoline1 Your missing the point re ESA?

    I will try and explain it a bit better. Once you sent and filled in your ESA form back to DWP/Maximus. How long after till you got a letter asking you to go for an assessment with a HCP at home or attend assessment centre. 

    Not asking for ESA85/PIP PA3 or PA4 reports etc... I know how that all works.
    ⬇️
    I created one of the campaign election videos for Labour, and Jeremy Corbyn,
    This is a new version of Emeli Sande, Hope "You Are Not Alone
    I highlighted everything that's wrong with this country from benefits, NHS, UC etc, but now we have to put up with the hate now that is the Tories. 

    You can see the video here.
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=P5o8hRHh9IY


  • Gwendoline1Gwendoline1 Member Posts: 226 Pioneering
    I do apologise, I’m relatively new to the benefit system,so form numbers and letters are like a foreign language to me. 
    The length of time from my completed esa form, until asking me to attend my assessment date was approximately 7 months. The assessment date was 2 weeks later from the letter arriving at my home. I attended my assessment at a annex besides a hospital 25 miles away.
    This time I had a physiotherapist ( strangely I also had a physio at my pip ) this was for me a perfect choice, she understood the larger part of my disabilities,was very understanding, unlike my first one.My assessment last approximately 20 mins and as already stated was very quick for my decision letter. 
    I hope I’ve helped with what you’ve wanted to know and again my apologies for my misunderstanding.😀
  • Government_needs_reformGovernment_needs_reform Member Posts: 858 Pioneering
    @Gwendoline1 Thanks for the fine Analysis. :)

    Yes indeed that's spot on. But took 7 months to get an assessment after sending forms back?

    Looks like a long wait then till I might have to have one. Jesus I knew there's a backlog. But 7 months. 5 and half months wait for me at least then. :'(:'(:'(:'(

    I wont be going to assessment anyway I will carry on saving till then anyway.

    ⬇️
    I created one of the campaign election videos for Labour, and Jeremy Corbyn,
    This is a new version of Emeli Sande, Hope "You Are Not Alone
    I highlighted everything that's wrong with this country from benefits, NHS, UC etc, but now we have to put up with the hate now that is the Tories. 

    You can see the video here.
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=P5o8hRHh9IY


  • Gwendoline1Gwendoline1 Member Posts: 226 Pioneering
    Glad I could help! 😀😀
  • rayrar80rayrar80 Member Posts: 33 Connected
    Well, a new fresh wk, i wonder if any of us will get a decision this wk?? fingers crossed 🤞🏻
  • Gwendoline1Gwendoline1 Member Posts: 226 Pioneering
    Hahaha, you are very positive this morning! 
    Ive got everything crossed and believe me it’s painful 😖 hahaha. Again luck 😀😀😀
  • baggsalibaggsali Member Posts: 13 Connected
    My sons took 17 weeks from start to finish they don’t rush even after they have received the report 
  • rayrar80rayrar80 Member Posts: 33 Connected
    I dont know why they sent a text when they recieved the report back saying i will hear within 4 wks, when its obviously not true. Its not half annoying too when u call up for an update and they have a different story to tell each time 😩
  • Gwendoline1Gwendoline1 Member Posts: 226 Pioneering
    That’s such a pain. You’ve said that ‘ I will hear in 4 wks’ and that it’s ‘When it’s obviously not true,’quite correct, I had my ‘ you’ll hear in 4 wks ‘ on a  letter that was dated 21st June just over 5 and a half weeks ago. It’s crazy, the customer service staff seem to make stories up as they go along. I’d feel a little more at ease if they simply said something like ‘ sorry there’s a mass backlog and I’m unable  to give you a time because I simply don’t know as I’m not privy to that information. Crazy, I’m resigned to I’ll hear at some point.😀😀😀
  • rayrar80rayrar80 Member Posts: 33 Connected
    Just a quick update, looks like my son has been accepted for pip as quite a bit of backpay has gone into the bank. looks like the decision maker has gone with what is on the report, thanks to everyone who has replied and hope you hear something very soon and it is good news.
  • Gwendoline1Gwendoline1 Member Posts: 226 Pioneering
    Morning rayrar, that’s absolutely brilliant, well done! Let you know when I have decision. Again a massive well done 😀😀😀😀😀
  • rayrar80rayrar80 Member Posts: 33 Connected
    Thanks Gwendoline, hope everything goes well for you, and yes do keep me updated, i have everything crossed for you Xx
  • Gwendoline1Gwendoline1 Member Posts: 226 Pioneering
    Thanks rayrar!😀
  • michelleth64michelleth64 Member Posts: 9 Listener
    i Get pip for my PTSD and schizophrenia lower rate I’ve now been told I’ve got osteoarthritis in my knees and need full knee replacements also arthritis in my hands very swollen and painfull I’ve applied for mobility pip I went for my f2f assessment 18thjune got a letter dated 4th September saying they now have all info needed I’m still waiting 17weeks and counting is this right
  • Mandy58Mandy58 Member Posts: 49 Courageous
    OMG THIS IS MENTAL ILLNESS 
  • michelleth64michelleth64 Member Posts: 9 Listener
    I phoned last week and apparently their looking at both my claims
  • Mandy58Mandy58 Member Posts: 49 Courageous
    Hope you get great news soon.
  • michelleth64michelleth64 Member Posts: 9 Listener
    Phoned again still with Dm 18weeks and counting 
  • Mandy58Mandy58 Member Posts: 49 Courageous
    Mental tortured 
  • michelleth64michelleth64 Member Posts: 9 Listener
    Apparently I've got 2 discrepancy questions so they have contacted assessor again waiting to hear back Haven't a clue what's going on 
  • Mandy58Mandy58 Member Posts: 49 Courageous
    Who's no what's going on with these people 
  • Dean999Dean999 Member Posts: 4 Listener
    I qualified for pip and i am covered up until Nov 2019 i received my Renewal in December 2018 i phoned up to get extra time over xmas as i was unable to make appointment with citizens advice beauro until the 08/01/2019 we completed forms and i sent them back on the 09/01/2019 With Recorded Delivery signed all the way which cost £7.30 guaranteed to be there by 8am next morning . what i would like to ask is how long does it Roughly take to hear back from pip if your pip is going to continue many thanks for your time in reading my question.   
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Dean999 said:
    I qualified for pip and i am covered up until Nov 2019 i received my Renewal in December 2018 i phoned up to get extra time over xmas as i was unable to make appointment with citizens advice beauro until the 08/01/2019 we completed forms and i sent them back on the 09/01/2019 With Recorded Delivery signed all the way which cost £7.30 guaranteed to be there by 8am next morning . what i would like to ask is how long does it Roughly take to hear back from pip if your pip is going to continue many thanks for your time in reading my question.   
    Answered on your other thread.

    Proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice I have given to members here on the community.
  • Mandy58Mandy58 Member Posts: 49 Courageous
    edited January 2019
    Hi dean you will get a text message saying that they have received your claims form text message will also said that you will hear from them again and then you will get a letter for appointment to go to face to face assessment sometimes it depending where you live  some part of the country people claim it's quicker after your assessment it can take anything from now until when it suits them GOOD LUCK HOPE YOU HEARD FROM THEM SOON 
  • ben2129ben2129 Member Posts: 5 Listener
    Hi just had my pip reassessment today how long am I looking at waiting in Devon an Cornwall ? 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    ben2129 said:
    Hi just had my pip reassessment today how long am I looking at waiting in Devon an Cornwall ? 
    There's no timescales. Backlogs is just part of the reason a decision can be delayed. Wait a week and ring DWP for a copy of the assessment report. This will give you some idea what the decision is likely to be as they mostly go with the report.
    Proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice I have given to members here on the community.
  • sweet65sweet65 Member Posts: 2 Listener
    Hi I had my F2f assessment, requested the report, I noticed that a couple of questions were not correct, so I rang up DWP and explained so they added it on , the report gave me 8 for each but it should have been 12 and 14 will they put that in or do you think I will have to appeal if they award me anything, it has been in total so far 12 weeks in total and still waiting ? Sorry if I have gone on it just very stressful. 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    sweet65 said:
    Hi I had my F2f assessment, requested the report, I noticed that a couple of questions were not correct, so I rang up DWP and explained so they added it on , the report gave me 8 for each but it should have been 12 and 14 will they put that in or do you think I will have to appeal if they award me anything, it has been in total so far 12 weeks in total and still waiting ? Sorry if I have gone on it just very stressful. 
    The mostly go with the report, it's very rare to go against it. Once the decision is made, if you're not happy you have 1 month from that date to request the MR but i advise you to get some face to face advice from either welfare rights or CAB near you.
    Proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice I have given to members here on the community.
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