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Change in circumstances

beccijay Member Posts: 31 Connected
edited November 2018 in PIP, DLA, and AA
Hi everyone, I was wondering if anyone can help me regarding change in circumstances with pip, I sent my form back and they received it on the 16th, I have been told it is with a decision maker on the 26th October however I called today as have had no contact with the dwp and it's still with a decision maker they have said I mate not need a medical, can anyone advise how long it will take if a medical is required or if they will just .make a decision off the evidence that has been sent in? T.i.a


  • BenefitsTrainingCo
    BenefitsTrainingCo Member Posts: 2,628 Pioneering
    Hi @beccijay Unfortunately PIP decisions are extremely slow at the moment.  I would think it is likely to still be 4-6 weeks before you hear if you are required to attend a medical assessment (which is the most likely), and even once you have had the assessment some areas are seeing an 8-10 week wait once the DWP has received the assessment report back before a decision is made.  I am sorry that this is likely to not be what you want to hear but the whole system is very slow.  If you are awarded an increase this should be payable to you from the date you reported the change - no help to you at this moment, but at least you would get the extra money and arrears in the long run.
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  • Topkitten
    Topkitten Member Posts: 1,285 Pioneering
    I think you should brace for a long wait. I have had to switch from DLA to PIP and the process started late June and completed 2 weeks ago. This sort of delay seems the norm.

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  • beccijay
    beccijay Member Posts: 31 Connected
    Thank you both for reply, am so stressed at the moment I have so much going on, plus my partner had his f2f and with in 2 weeks had a decision 0points so currently going for a mr, his process was really quick so we wasn't shocked to see all the lies in the report, I 'll hold out for a few weeks and try call them again


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