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Sent my pip form 5 weeks go. I might need F2F assessment, but they haven't been in touch

Emma1968Emma1968 Member Posts: 6 Listener
edited May 6 in PIP, DLA and AA
Got standard  pip  saying  might need f2f  if so be  in touch  bir now its 5 weeks  no letter or text  saying  about  f2f  call  

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  • woodbinewoodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 3,787 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Emma1968 like most things it's taking longer than it should. At least you know they got the forms, is this a renewal or a new application?
    my advice is given freely and is correct to the best of my knowledge.
  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 9,253 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi 

    It can be few months waiting for assessment so all you can do is wait some peopke are still waiting from nov/Dec last year 
  • laurapeachlaurapeach Member Posts: 100 Courageous
    Emma1968 said:
    Got standard  pip  saying  might need f2f  if so be  in touch  bir now its 5 weeks  no letter or text  saying  about  f2f  call  
    I waited 6 months for my assessment last year after sending off my form so you might be in for a bit of a wait. Sit tight and you'll get a letter inviting you to an assessment if they can't do a paper based assessment.
    Mum of one, I have M.E/CFS, POTS, Central Sensitization Syndrome and Joint Hypermobility Syndrome.
  • calcotticalcotti Member Posts: 1,242 Pioneering
    laurapeach said: it tight and you'll get a letter inviting you to an assessment if they can't do a paper based assessment.
    Or a phone call.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • Emma1968Emma1968 Member Posts: 6 Listener
    When you ring pip says  you hear in 8 weeks. I'm on 5 weeks with no letter  or text  for. My assesments  yet  but my friend mum tired attandance  letter  saying 
     Week after they  got. Form. Saying. She can't get it  that was end of march so  wounding if mine come. Back as. Yes. Because.  Coming up to their deadline.  Soon 
  • laurapeachlaurapeach Member Posts: 100 Courageous
    Emma1968 said:
    When you ring pip says  you hear in 8 weeks. I'm on 5 weeks with no letter  or text  for. My assesments  yet  but my friend mum tired attandance  letter  saying 
     Week after they  got. Form. Saying. She can't get it  that was end of march so  wounding if mine come. Back as. Yes. Because.  Coming up to their deadline.  Soon 
    The 8 weeks is a rough guideline, like I said I waited 24 weeks just for an assessment and from what I've seen they're still taking a really long time just to get assessment appointments out. It entirely depends on where in the UK you are as well as some places are quicker than others.

    Unless they've told you they have everything they need to make a decision then they won't have made one yet. Normally you would get a text or letter if they were doing a paper based assessment. 
    Mum of one, I have M.E/CFS, POTS, Central Sensitization Syndrome and Joint Hypermobility Syndrome.
  • Emma1968Emma1968 Member Posts: 6 Listener
    We  my pip form.as  my medical  details  and  letter from gp  and statement  from my husband  they  had ot 6 weeks on tuesday  but word  about f2f  yet  says 8  weeks  not sure if that's 8  weeks  for descion  if it's no why took so long to tell me that 
  • Emma1968Emma1968 Member Posts: 6 Listener
    This discussion was created from comments split from: Pip telephone consultation times.
  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Posts: 4,059

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    Hi @Emma1968 :) I've merged your comment on the other discussion with this thread that you made, as they appear to be about the same topic. 

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  • laurapeachlaurapeach Member Posts: 100 Courageous
    Emma1968 said:
    We  my pip form.as  my medical  details  and  letter from gp  and statement  from my husband  they  had ot 6 weeks on tuesday  but word  about f2f  yet  says 8  weeks  not sure if that's 8  weeks  for descion  if it's no why took so long to tell me that 
    It won't be 8 weeks for the decision the majority of the time, like we've all said previously it can take months to even get an assessment. I would ignore the 8 weeks and just sit tight and wait to hear from them. 
    Mum of one, I have M.E/CFS, POTS, Central Sensitization Syndrome and Joint Hypermobility Syndrome.
  • wilkowilko Member Posts: 2,293 Disability Gamechanger
    Mine was 12 weeks before phone assessment which lasted 40 minutes. It was for a change of circumstances and I was awarded the same as before, but did an in-depth 10 A4 page MR and my new award was enhanced.
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