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Not had assessment after 6 months waiting

Tkool1Tkool1 Member Posts: 1 Listener
edited March 2020 in PIP, DLA and AA
I applied for pip October last year 2019 but i have not had an assessment  yet. I have phoned them and the response is, they have not got any appointment in my area. It is coming to 6 months now. Has anybody ever experience this long wait? Any response from anybody will be helpful.


  • Ami2301Ami2301 Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,489 Disability Gamechanger
    Welcome to the community @Tkool1 and I'm sorry to hear this has taken so long. Unfortunately, there is no set timescale as it can depend on any backlogs in your area, fingers crossed you don't have to wait too much longer :)
    Disability Gamechanger - 2019
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    HI and welcome,

    Some wait just a few weeks for the assessment whist others wait several months and more. It's perfectly normal to have to wait this long. The good news is, if it's a first time claim and you're not transferring from DLA then if successfully awarded you'll receive backdated money to the date you rang to start your claim.
    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.
  • chiariedschiarieds Community Co-Production Group Posts: 8,112 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Tkool1 - Welcome to the community from me too. I'm sorry you're having such a wait for your PIP assessment, but hope you can take some comfort that this can sadly happen from the above replies. I hope it doesn't take too much longer as I can appreciate the waiting for this must be hanging over you.
    Do please chat here any time, & let us know how you're getting on with your PIP 'journey.' :)

  • LouiseHLouiseH Member Posts: 96 Courageous
    Hi @Tkool1 welcome to the community. I hope you get news soon with an assessment date. Keep us posted with how you get on. :smile:
    Louise Hesketh
    Community Champion
  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 9,346 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello and wwelcome, you have already been given advise about your query so I wont add anything else, just wanted to say hello 
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