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Decision timescale in Northern Ireland

mdoc48mdoc48 Member Posts: 4 Listener
I had my PIP assessment carried out at my home 3 weeks ago, they said it would take 8 - 10 weeks to get decision, just wondering is this the norm or do they just tell us this so we don't keep calling them? Also, do they text when a decision is made?


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

    There's no timescales for any decision. Backlogs are just part of the reason a decision can be delayed. Once it's made they will send a decision letter to you. Hopefully not 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.
  • mdoc48mdoc48 Member Posts: 4 Listener
    edited March 2020
    Thanks, all new to be as is this very helpful site. 
  • rbzrbz Member Posts: 96 Courageous
    First time claimed on 2018. Decision arrived next week after PIP Assessment (Not awarded PIP).

    Second time put claim last year. PIP Assessment was on 29.01.2020 still awaiting for decision (5 weeks).
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