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I've sent my PIP review forms off. How long does it take for the assessment or decision?

Macky47Macky47 Member Posts: 45 Connected
edited April 28 in PIP, DLA and AA
Hi, I sent my Pip review forms 5th March, I received a txt from DWP on 19th March to say they have received forms, how long does it take for assessment or decision? I also received my Pip as normal yesterday but strangely, this might sound daft, but they paid me 8p more, is this due to new Pip rates which started 12th April? Many thx.


  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 9,210 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome 

    Yes pip has gone up 

    As long as your award hasn't ended you will still be paid until new decision is made 

    You can be waiting a few months for an assessment depends on backlogs in your area 
  • Macky47Macky47 Member Posts: 45 Connected
    Janer1967. Hi, thank you, my Pip has ended, it got extended until 2022, then a few weeks after being told then review forms landed through the post. Also, could I ask, have they resumed face to face interviews or are they still doing telephone assessments? Many thx.
  • Macky47Macky47 Member Posts: 45 Connected
    janer1967, sorry, pip has not ended, made mistake in my reply.
  • woodbinewoodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 3,775 Disability Gamechanger
    Even though extensions have been given many are finding that reviews are still happening based on the old end date, it looks like from next month there will be a mixture of telephone assessments/face2face but on line and some actual face2face.
    As to how long you will have to wait depends on how busy they are in your area.
    my advice is given freely and is correct to the best of my knowledge.
  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 9,210 Disability Gamechanger
    As above f2f assessments are starting back up but initially they are prioritising people who are waiting as they can't have a phone assessment or dwp haven't been able to make a decision after phone assessment 
  • dmworsdmwors Member Posts: 18 Connected
    Hi, My award was due to end in January and received extension letter in October, two weeks later the review papers came through to be returned early November. Text message came through 16 March for 31 March. Then another changing to 1st April. Waited an hour 1st April and no call (assessor unwell) so rearranged to today. Assessment took 1 hour 10 minutes. Hope this helps xx
  • niknooniknoo Member Posts: 46 Connected
    My awarded was extended until December 21 but I got the review forms a few days later. This was January of this year. 

    I sent mine off and exactly 5 weeks later I got a unexpected brown envelope, and panicked I had been turned down, as I hadn’t had an assessment call, nothing. 

    I was re-awarded at the same rate for  4 years. 

    Others in know in my area have been waiting since before Xmas, so timescales are very hit and miss. 

    Some are processed incredibly fast, others aren’t. I hope you don’t have to wait too long. X
  • Macky47Macky47 Member Posts: 45 Connected
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