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I have been waiting 5 weeks for a decision, is this normal?

RachlilymalachymasonRachlilymalachymason Member Posts: 3 Listener
edited May 2019 in PIP, DLA and AA
I have been waiting  5 weeks this week for a descion is this normal n I been told no news is good news!! 


  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger

    Hello @Rachililymalachymason Pleased to meet you welcome.

    Thank you for joining and sharing.

    I am one of the team of community champions. We guide, advise and help new members who join the community.

    Thank you for your question. Decisions on PIP or ESA or appeals can take vary lengths of time.

    Please can I add . Waiting for any decision can be stressful. Many of our community have been through similar.

    We are here to support you .

    Please if we can help with anything.  Some one will know from our team of a member of our community.

    Please get in touch.

    Please take care.


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  • steve51steve51 Member Posts: 7,175 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Rachililmalachymason

    Good Morning it’s great to meet you today.

    I am also a Community Champion here at Scope.

    We have got some info & advice on Benefit’s.

    Can you please let me know if this will be helpful for you?????

  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,653 Disability Gamechanger
    edited May 2019
    Hi @Rachlilymalachymason, great to have you here! Which benefit are you waiting on? Waiting times do differ significantly but it tends to be 6-8 weeks, yet this will depend on your area. It is possible to ring up and request a copy of the report, this should give you an idea of what award you may get as it outlines each section. We understand this is a stressful time and wish you the very best of luck! Please do let me know if there is anything else we can help with and please let us know :)

  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 587 Listener
    Some people are being told 8 - 12 weeks in some areas.
  • AhhBistoAhhBisto Member Posts: 48 Courageous
    Yep, going on 8 weeks+ here soon due to an audit was told by capita a lot more reports recently are being sent back for reworks.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    A report being sent to audit can significantly delay to decision times.

    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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