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james19o6
james19o6 Member Posts: 82 Connected
Hello Guys
I have done a pip claim in March 20th and in April 24th i have received the form, which i filled it out and send it back straight the next day on 25th of April. Its been now 12 weeks since i send the form in to the dwp. Do you guys have any advise, like will it take longer or is this a normal process?

Many thanks
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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 28,432 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    There's no timescales, it depends on backlog in your area. Face to face assessments are suspended due to Covid19, so you'll either have a phone assessment, paper based or they will wait for the face to face assessments to start back up again. No idea how long the wait will be. Under normal times people can wait severeal months and more.
  • james19o6
    james19o6 Member Posts: 82 Connected
    Thank you very much. Also i applied pip on 20th march. If they confirm my entilement/ from what date will i be paid from? Do you have any idea?
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 15,112 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome to the community great to have you on board. If you are successful in your claim you will be paid from the date you applied.

    Hope you get some news soon and fingers crossed for your claim, keep us updated
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 28,432 Disability Gamechanger
    Yes from the date you applied, providing you're not transfering from DLA.
  • J35
    J35 Member Posts: 33 Connected
    @james19o6 hi have you tried ringing PIP? they said when someone rang for me that they was waiting on my assessment and its a waiting game for now until they had my assessment report back ( so i knew then i was having a telephone assessment) they also gave me a number to ring to check on my assessment date a lady answered and had a look to see if there was any calculations (which there was) and manually booked in an phone assessment date for me hope this helps.
  • davegregson40
    davegregson40 Member Posts: 81 Pioneering
    welcome to the community.
    When I applied for PIP it took around 16 weeks so that length of time is not unusual sadly 
  • J35
    J35 Member Posts: 33 Connected
    J35 said:
    @james19o6 hi have you tried ringing PIP? they said when someone rang for me that they was waiting on my assessment and its a waiting game for now until they had my assessment report back ( so i knew then i was having a telephone assessment) they also gave me a number to ring to check on my assessment date a lady answered and had a look to see if there was any calculations (which there was) and manually booked in an phone assessment date for me hope this helps.
    sorry i meant cancellations not calculations. 
  • james19o6
    james19o6 Member Posts: 82 Connected
    J35 said:
    @james19o6 hi have you tried ringing PIP? they said when someone rang for me that they was waiting on my assessment and its a waiting game for now until they had my assessment report back ( so i knew then i was having a telephone assessment) they also gave me a number to ring to check on my assessment date a lady answered and had a look to see if there was any calculations (which there was) and manually booked in an phone assessment date for me hope this helps.
    Thank you very mucj J35 for the info. If you dont mind what contact number did you contact?
  • J35
    J35 Member Posts: 33 Connected
    @james19o6 yes luckily i still have it 08001884881 (atos) i believe  
  • J35
    J35 Member Posts: 33 Connected
    @james19o6 just to add that number was the number i rang to get a phone assessment, if your looking for PIP number you can get that easily on the internet hope it helps
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 28,432 Disability Gamechanger
    PIP enquiry line
    Telephone: 0800 121 4433

    However, your file will have most likely been sent to the health assessment providers by now, so it will be those you'll need to ring and not DWP. This will either be Capita or Independent Assessment Services, you'll need to check which one covers your area.


  • james19o6
    james19o6 Member Posts: 82 Connected
    Hello guys, 
    Just wanted to update it. I have received a letter today stating my telephone assessment will be on wednesday the 12th of August 2020. Do you guys have any advice or etc?
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 28,432 Disability Gamechanger
    If you kept a copy of the form then have a read of that before the assessment because part of it will be to verify what you wrote, as well as any other information they need. The phone call can last anywhere from 20 - 90 minutes, sometimes longer. It really depends on what information they need.

    Good luck.
  • mikehughescq
    mikehughescq Posts: 8,845 Connected
    james19o6 said:
    Hello guys, 
    Just wanted to update it. I have received a letter today stating my telephone assessment will be on wednesday the 12th of August 2020. Do you guys have any advice or etc?
    My concern here would be that you completed and returned the form in a day. As a pro adviser I need 2 hours and more with a client to get the full picture and then putting a PIP 2 together with extra sheets is the best part of a day. To avoid exhaustion there is usually at least a week between those 2 things so I fear your form may be lacking some detail. 

    For your assessment have a copy of your form to hand and if you don’t have that, have a copy of the points scoring system to hand. It’s also advisable to have refreshments nearby and to have gone to the loo beforehand. 

    Be led by their questions rather than what you want to say and have at least 2 examples per points scoring activity of what happened last time you tried it. Don’t tell them you can do activities if you can’t do them reliably. Ensure you know the PIP definition of reliably inside out. 
  • james19o6
    james19o6 Member Posts: 82 Connected
    Thank you for you info and advise mike. Its just i the form came to me really late and i had only 3 days left once i received so thats why.

     But anyway i also receive lcwra would that be also helpful for them if i mention it?
  • mikehughescq
    mikehughescq Posts: 8,845 Connected
    Ah, for future reference. You’re entitled to 4 weeks to complete it. If you ring PIP they will give you a 2 week extension no questions asked and longer if you can make a specific case for that.

    As for LCWRA it really depends on whether the descriptor which scored you that can be related to the PIP descriptors. Some can and some can’t. 
  • cupcake88
    cupcake88 Posts: 1,230 Pioneering
    Hi there just wanted to wish you luck I had my assessment recently I’m still waiting to hear back let’s us know how you get on 
  • james19o6
    james19o6 Member Posts: 82 Connected
    cupcake88 said:
    Hi there just wanted to wish you luck I had my assessment recently I’m still waiting to hear back let’s us know how you get on 
    Thank you. I wish you luck too. Hopefully will update you soon 
  • james19o6
    james19o6 Member Posts: 82 Connected
    Hello guys i just had my telephone assessment. And cant complain its was okay. However how long does it take to make them decision and send it to me and when can i request for a assessment report?

    Many thanks
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 15,112 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi you van usually request your report after about 7 days you may get a text to say DWP have your report 

    It can take around 8 weeks for decision but no set timescale depends on workload of the DM 

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