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Daithi Member Posts: 6 Listener
Hi, I applied for pip the second week in March, I have heard nothing other than a call I made to the DWP who say my case still sits with the assessment agency, is it normal to wait this long.


  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 28,497 Disability Gamechanger

    Yes, perfectly normal to wait this long. Under normal circumstances, a claim can take several months or more. Due to Covid19 backlogs are potentially longer. All you can do is wait. Hopefully not too much longer.
  • Daithi
    Daithi Member Posts: 6 Listener
    Thanks for the clarification!
  • Bell11
    Bell11 Member Posts: 24 Connected
    I put in an application, waited 6 weeks then got home appointment. Lady came to my address. Waited another 4 weeks. Money hit my bank from date of application. I had no idea I had been awarded. Just this money sitting there. I rang them and they told me I had. Letters arrived about 4 or 5 days later. With covid-19 my renew was October. I've been told it's been extended to June 2021. So I would have thought they may be working slower due to issues. I'd give it 2 to 3 months before you here anything. 
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 15,199 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome to the community as everyone has said there are delays and the wait is not uncommon.

    Keep us updated with your progress and I look forward to seeing you around 
  • vinylcountdown
    vinylcountdown Member Posts: 16 Courageous
    I called DWP after 12 weeks, and they said the application was with the assessment company, and I could call them. The second time I called them they gave me an appointment for the following week. My assessment was with IAS
  • Chloe_Scope
    Chloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,557 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Daithi, I hope you hear back from them soon. :)

  • cupcake88
    cupcake88 Posts: 1,234 Pioneering
    I applied back in feb and only had mines on Monday just gone I also kept calling thinking they had forgot me but they sent a text like giving me a weeks notice then I recieved a letter says later .

    im really hoping I wake up to money in my account that would be amazing . 
  • Daithi
    Daithi Member Posts: 6 Listener
    Hi All, thanks for all the comments it’s reassuring!


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