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Pip decision time

fizzy123fizzy123 Member Posts: 11 Listener
I just wanted to get a idea of the pip wait time, I went for my WCA in January an haven’t hear back since I rang yestartday an was told there’s still no decision. Is it normal to take 8+ weeks?

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  • wilkowilko Member Posts: 2,353 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello and welcome, if you have had your F2F you can request your acessment report and on receiving it you will be able to work out what your award may should be but you still have to wait for your official award notification letter. The DM mostly go by the report when making an award.
  • fizzy123fizzy123 Member Posts: 11 Listener
    I should have asked for it but felt too anxious too ask, so does the 8 weeks wait mean I’ll get a award or could it still be a no? I applied for it last January  but because of my severe anxiety I didn’t go to the f2f assessment an left the claim 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    A work capability assessment is for ESA/UC and you've posted in the PIP/DLA part of the forum. Which benefit are you enquiring about? Are you saying you didn't attend your face to face assessment?
    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.
  • fizzy123fizzy123 Member Posts: 11 Listener
    Sorry it was a f2f assessment for pip not WCA, when I first applied for pip I didn’t go to the f2f assessment which cancelled the claim an then only in December 2018 I applied again for pip an managed to get myself to the assesment 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    There's no timescales for decisions. Backlogs is just part of the reason a decision can be delayed. If you live in the UK you can request a copy of the assessment report to be sent to you, this will give you some idea what the decision is likely to be.

    Waiting 8 weeks since the assessment doesn't mean anything. Hopefully you won't be waiting too much longer.
    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.
  • fizzy123fizzy123 Member Posts: 11 Listener
  • leefrenleefren Member Posts: 21 Listener
    had my appeal for tribunal lodged on the 08/02/2019,They had until today(14/03/2019) to respond, I just got an email saying they haven't and to wait until they do, they have had 5 weeks, if I don't get my papers in on time I can't appeal, how can they have so much time to do things  Flag   
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