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Hi, I'm sherriedawn51! Is it routine to wait 8 weeks for a PIP decision?

sherriedawn51
sherriedawn51 Member Posts: 3 Listener
edited March 2021 in PIP, DLA, and AA
Hi, I put in a pip claim way back in September 2020, I literally  had my assessment  just over 2 weeks ago, I've phoned today to find out how long I have to wait for a decision  to be told upto 8 weeks.... whattttt..... it's already been 5 and half months since I first claimed.... surely it doesnt take this long.... I know of people who claimed  after me and have already had there decision..... 

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  • Cher_Inactive
    Cher_Inactive Posts: 4,400 Scope online community team
    Hi @sherriedawn51 and welcome to our community,

    It's normal to have to wait around 8 weeks after your PIP assessment to get the decision and there are regional variations in how long the overall process can take unfortunately.  While you are waiting to hear you can ring the DWP for a copy of the assessors report which will give you an indication of the likely outcome.  If you need any help on receiving this, please let us know.  Good luck.  
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  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 16,322 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome 

    It is normal for the process to take about 6 months to complete that us why reviews are sent out 6 months before 

    Due to covid it caused huge backlogs due to assessments not taking place till they started the phone assessments 

    Like anything with DWP it isnt quick 
  • sherriedawn51
    sherriedawn51 Member Posts: 3 Listener
    Hi Jane, this is for a first time claim not a review for an existing claim
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 16,322 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi yes I am aware it is new claim but was just pointing out that is the normal sort of timescales and why even reviews are expected to take 6 months 

    As mentioned you can request copy of your report to see whet has been recommended 
  • sherriedawn51
    sherriedawn51 Member Posts: 3 Listener
    Yes I have requested  a copy thanks jane
  • wilko
    wilko Member Posts: 2,455 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello I put my change of circumstances in September 2020 had my phone assessment in early January 21 and my award notification letter arrived early March. But by having the assessment report I was able to prepare evidence and supporting information for my MR which is being attended too.
  • jonpaul1961
    jonpaul1961 Member Posts: 2 Listener
    Hi, I put in a pip claim way back in September 2020, I literally  had my assessment  just over 2 weeks ago, I've phoned today to find out how long I have to wait for a decision  to be told upto 8 weeks.... whattttt..... it's already been 5 and half months since I first claimed.... surely it doesnt take this long.... I know of people who claimed  after me and have already had there decision..... 
    I am the same 20th August last year 
  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser Posts: 2,970 Pioneering
    What a nightmare @jonpaul1961. How are you feeling at the moment? 
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  • jonpaul1961
    jonpaul1961 Member Posts: 2 Listener
    I have had 2 suicide fallers
    At my whits end with them 
    My pack it in its to stressful 
  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Posts: 9,505 Scope online community team
    I've just sent you an email from [email protected] @jonpaul1961, so please do keep an eye out for that :) 

    I'm sorry to hear that things are so tough for you right now, and that you've been waiting so long. Just to clarify: have you had your assessment yet, or are you still waiting for one?
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