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How long to get f2f

AlexandreAlexandre Member Posts: 5 Listener
Hi I applied for pip over 12 weeks ago and apart from acknowledgement that  they received my forms, I have not heard anything
Should I ring them<

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome,

    There's no timescales for waiting times for face to face assessments, it depends on backlogs in your area. Some wait just a few weeks while other wait several months. Hopefully not too long.
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  • AlexandreAlexandre Member Posts: 5 Listener
    Thank you for your quick reply
  • AlexandreAlexandre Member Posts: 5 Listener
    Do you always need a f2f, I was told yes 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    You're welcome. Yes most people have them, it's very rare to have a paper based assessment. Is this a first time claim. transfer from DLA or a PIP review?
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  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,652 Disability Gamechanger
    I hope you hear soon @Alexandre and please do let us know. :)
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  • CressidaCressida Member Posts: 768 Pioneering
    edited November 2019
    @Alexandre I think timescale depends on how busy they are in your area. I'm in the South West and my f2f was arranged within 2 weeks of submission of documents. Others seem to wait a very long time. Like @poppy123456 said most people have to have f2f. This forum is very helpful (shout out to @poppy123456 :))  Like a lot of others I imagined that with all my documentation and evidence I would not need a f2f but unfortunately I was mistaken. On the bright side I was awarded PIP as new claimant not moving from DLA. Just letting you know it's not all bad news. It's just that positive outcomes don't get posted so often. 

  • AlexandreAlexandre Member Posts: 5 Listener
    Thanks for all the comments, I too am in the South West and it's 13 weeks today since I registered my claim. They have acknowledged receipt of my form but not heard anything since then. I'll just have to be patient 
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,652 Disability Gamechanger
    Fingers crossed @Alexandre. :)
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