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jadeXX
jadeXX Community member Posts: 53 Connected
Hi all I was just wondering how long a pip decision should take it’s been 10 weeks since my assessment and every time I ring they keep saying it’s still with the decision maker 

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  • Peasmold_01
    Peasmold_01 Community member Posts: 144 Pioneering
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    10 weeks? Are you moving from DLA to PIP or is this a new claim? There is a limited on how long the DWP can take to assess and decide on an award. (Referred to as 'a reasonable time scale' relating to the individual circumstances of the claim) and, unfortunately,  where you live in the country. 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,160 Disability Gamechanger
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    10 weeks? Are you moving from DLA to PIP or is this a new claim? There is a limited on how long the DWP can take to assess and decide on an award. (Referred to as 'a reasonable time scale' relating to the individual circumstances of the claim) and, unfortunately,  where you live in the country. 
    Reasonable time scale? There's no time scales. Backlogs, audits and multiple other things can all delay the time process.
    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.
  • jadeXX
    jadeXX Community member Posts: 53 Connected
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    Its a new claim I’m fed up of waiting and the lies they tell on the report too 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,160 Disability Gamechanger
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    Do you have the report? If so have you added the points up in the boxes with dots or ticks?
    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.
  • Matilda
    Matilda Community member Posts: 2,593 Disability Gamechanger
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    You can use the wait to prepare your mandatory reconsideration submission based on the report, if one should be necessary.  

    advicenow.org.uk/pip-tool 

    will generate an MR submission letter.
  • Peasmold_01
    Peasmold_01 Community member Posts: 144 Pioneering
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    Excuse me Poppy 12345, When referring to a reasonable time scale I was quoting a A House of Commons Committee report a few years back, when they  they said 'Client's expectations to have their cases dealt with within a reasonable timescale, were not unreasonable'. I have paraphrased obviously.
  • atlas46
    atlas46 Community member Posts: 826 Pioneering
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    Hi

    @poppy123456 is absolutely correct, there are no timescale for DWP to deal with a PIP claim.

    What is said at a DWP Select Committee and reality, is sadly, two different worlds.

    Best guess 6-8 weeks from date of assessment, to payment of PIP.
  • jadeXX
    jadeXX Community member Posts: 53 Connected
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    13 points for daily living and 0 for mobility even though I can hardly walk as my legs feel like they will fall off which is apparently due to my anxiety and I can’t go anywhere alone, thank you I’ll just have to carry on waiting they told me 6-8 weeks
  • atlas46
    atlas46 Community member Posts: 826 Pioneering
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    Hi @jadeXX

    Whilst you are waiting, seek some face to face advise from CAB.

    They will assist you in preparing a MR and on to appeal if needed.

    Over 70% of appeals, go with the claimant, so do seek welfare right's advice.

    Keep us informed.
  • jadeXX
    jadeXX Community member Posts: 53 Connected
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    I’m going to take it all the way thank you I won my LCWRA tribunal recently so hope this will be the same 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,160 Disability Gamechanger
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    Are you claiming PIP for a physical condition or mental health? If it's not a physical condition then you won't score any points in the moving around part of mobility, for EG..if you don't have difficulties walking because of mobililty issues or walking causes breathlessness then scoring in this descriptor isn't possible.

    If it's because you can't go anywhere alone because of other reasons such as mental health, learning disability, autism etc, then it's following and planning a journey that you need to concentrate on.
    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.
  • jadeXX
    jadeXX Community member Posts: 53 Connected
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    Yeah it’s my mental health but it affects me both mentally and physically 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,160 Disability Gamechanger
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    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.
  • jadeXX
    jadeXX Community member Posts: 53 Connected
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    Thank you I can’t believe how long it takes for a decision they just keep saying that they apologise on behalf of the DWP 
  • jadeXX
    jadeXX Community member Posts: 53 Connected
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    I rang PIP today and I was told that it’s still with the decision maker and they have requested more information from my report is this normal please I thought that they have the report anyway and I was also told it could take another 4 weeks 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,160 Disability Gamechanger
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    There's no timescales to decisions. Backlog in your area is just one of the things that can delay a decision. They'll either text or write to you once they have all the need to make a decision. I know it's stressful but there's nothing you can do until the decisions been made.
    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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