Awaiting to hear from PIP

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Welliboots93
Welliboots93 Community member Posts: 32 Contributor
Hi!
Hope you're all well whoever reads this ☺️

I applied for pip on the 27th March, got the  a week later. Sent it back off towards the end of April 2020 and they recieved it on May 1st 2020.

Its now been 12 weeks since they recieved my pip form and I haven't heard from them for an assessment. Should I ring them? Is this normal to be waiting this long? 

Also, If I am awarded pip do they backdate the money awarded from when you applied?

I'm started to get really anxious waiting because I really need this assessment as I'm struggling to work because of my disabilities and I'm not eligible for UC!

Thank you, 
Jade

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,308 Championing
    edited July 2020
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    Hi,

    That length of time really isn't long at all and it's perfectly normal. Backlogs cause delays and there's no timescales. In normal times a PIP claim can take several months, these are not normal times.

    There's no harm in ringing to ask but there's really nothing you can do but wait.

    Once the assessment has been completed a decision can take anywhere between 2-8 weeks, sometimes longer. It's not a quick process i'm afraid.
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,964 Championing
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    Hi and welcome to the community glad you have joined us. I would just add to the advice that if you are awarded PIP it is backdated to the date you applied.

    Hope you hear something soon and keep us updated
  • katho31
    katho31 Posts: 692 Empowering
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    Hi @Welliboots93, yes i would give them a ring tomorrow early if poss, due to covid theyve had a big backlog but are getting back on track so i dont think you will have long to wait, i applied, first time PIP application and i was like you and so worried and anxious, if you ring ask if its with an assessor, if it is then i dont think it will be much longer, best wishes and good luck  :)
  • vinylcountdown
    vinylcountdown Community member Posts: 16 Contributor
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    I am new on here, but when I had waited for 12 weeks after sending the form in, I called DWP for an update.

    They said the form was with IAS (the assessment company) and I could call them directly. I did, and they said I was in the system, waiting for an appointment, The guy on the phone checked there and then, and said there were no appointments available. 

    I called again a week later, and they gave me an appointment for the following week. 

    I don't know how much longer I would have been waiting if I hadn't called them
     
  • loulabell
    loulabell Community member Posts: 6 Connected
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    I had an appointment they called me on an private number my phone just went to answer phone really frustrating I am anxious as well all the wait from months so felt like crying  from long drawn out wait and obviously circumstances the  way they are   
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,964 Championing
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    It would be from a private number 

    If you were expecting the call maybe switch off your answer function 

  • cupcake88
    cupcake88 Posts: 1,304 Trailblazing
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    Hi there I sent my application off in feb and only now got my  assessment for next week . So hopefully it’s not much of a wait for your self . 
  • poppy16
    poppy16 Community member Posts: 3 Listener
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    I had my assessment on March 15th,and have not heard anything yet. 
    I originally claimed at the beginning of December 2023 where they sent me the form out to complete
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,308 Championing
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    poppy16 said:
    I had my assessment on March 15th,and have not heard anything yet. 
    I originally claimed at the beginning of December 2023 where they sent me the form out to complete
    Once the report is returned a decision can take up to about 12 weeks.