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PIP while living in France

JCANDME2006JCANDME2006 Member Posts: 3 Listener
edited March 2020 in PIP, DLA and AA
Could anyone advise me: I am a brit living in France;
I applied for pip June 2018 and was supposed to be waiting for someone to contact my doctor. They didn't.  Then after contacting them again many times over the next months they finally said they were arranging for someone to assess me near my home.  OK.   That was 3 months ago.  Not heard a thing. I am on long term sickness benefit.

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

    You will need to contact DWP to ask them for an update. No one on an internet forum could tell you what's happening with your claim. Hopefully you'll have some answers when you ring. Good luck.
    Community champion and 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.
  • JCANDME2006JCANDME2006 Member Posts: 3 Listener
    Thank you for your reply, however, I’m wondering if there is a maximum limit on the amount of time they are allowed to keep you waiting..
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    No, there's no time limit at all. I can only guess that it's more complicated and the wait is most likely much longer because you're not actually living in the UK. I don't know how the process works when living outside of UK.
    Community champion and 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.
  • JCANDME2006JCANDME2006 Member Posts: 3 Listener
    Ok. Thank you for your kind help. I was hoping someone in the forum might know but thank you anyway. 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    You're welcome. Unfortunately, with timescales then no one can help. Although you do seem to be waiting rather a long time but then the process is most likely totally different for you because you're living outside the UK.
    Community champion and 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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