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underpressureunderpressure Member Posts: 7 Listener
Hi. Wondered if anyone could advise - sent my completed PIP application form back 3 months ago, after a number of phone calls asking me questions PIP lady  said next time they would contact me would be with a decision. Ive not been called in for a face to face. they then wrote to me first week in June saying they had all the info they needed and they would write to me with a decision. Then  2 weeks ago  I had another phone call asking me more questions. I answered the questions and then said i was surprised to have a phone call as id had the letter saying they had all info they need. She said id hear within a week. Ive Still heard nothing saying what their decision is. 
Ive been on long term DLA for a long time as have chronic condition and unable to work. Im worrying myself crazy about the outcome of this. How long did others wait please? Just a rough idea? Should i phone and ask if decision has been made or be prepared to wait for much longer?   

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    HI,

    There's no timescales and i really wish sometimes they wouldn't send that letter to people. That letter is a standard letter they send to everyone but it doesn't really mean anything. A decision could still 2-8 weeks sometimes longer.

    You can ring DWP to 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 because they mostly go with the report. Even though you had a paper based assessment there will still be a report written and returned to DWP.
    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.
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing team Posts: 8,001

    Scope community team

    Hi @underpressure and welcome to the community. I hope Poppy's been able to answer your question, but if you need anything else, please don't hesitate to ask. :smile:
    Community Manager
    Scope
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,653 Disability Gamechanger
    Welcome to the community @underpressure :)
    Scope

  • underpressureunderpressure Member Posts: 7 Listener
    HI,

    There's no timescales and i really wish sometimes they wouldn't send that letter to people. That letter is a standard letter they send to everyone but it doesn't really mean anything. A decision could still 2-8 weeks sometimes longer.

    You can ring DWP to 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 because they mostly go with the report. Even though you had a paper based assessment there will still be a report written and returned to DWP.

  • underpressureunderpressure Member Posts: 7 Listener
    Thank you for your reply Poppy, much appreciated. 🙂
  • underpressureunderpressure Member Posts: 7 Listener
    Welcome to the community @underpressure :)

  • underpressureunderpressure Member Posts: 7 Listener
    Thank you Chloe_Scope  🙂
  • pollyanna1052pollyanna1052 Member Posts: 2,032 Disability Gamechanger
    nightmare, innit!x
  • underpressureunderpressure Member Posts: 7 Listener
    Yes @pollyanna1052 it really is. Its such a negative exercise having to focus so hard on everything that is wrong and then being scrutinised and judged about it til the eight degree and then being kept waiting for so long to wether you are sick enough to be entitled to recieve it.
    It makes me so sad 😭
    i wouldnt even bother to try claiming it if i could afford to live without it, is a horrible experience but having a disability is expensive ☹️
    Roll on my next life where i intend on not being disabled  and being pain free. 😉
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,653 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @underpressure, I understand how difficult it can be to write about all the negative aspects of our lives. When I filled out my PIP form I did it in stages (otherwise it would have been too overwhelming!) and I used to always write a list of positive things afterwards. I guess this just helped me balance everything. :)
    Scope

  • underpressureunderpressure Member Posts: 7 Listener
    @Chloe_Scope i didnt dwell on the form for too long after it had gone in the envelope to them, but it just feels like its hanging over me until they make their decision but i guess there isnt much i can do about that. 

    Thank you to everyone who has replied to this thread though. Your knowledge has been well received. At least I dont feel on my own anymore. 

    Thankyou 🙂
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,653 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @underpressure, I'm glad you were able to put it out of your mind, it is understand it still hanging there until you get a decision though.

    You certainly are not alone. :)
    Scope

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