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Hi, my name is kelly! PIP decision waiting time

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kelly1987
kelly1987 Community member Posts: 3 Listener
edited May 2021 in PIP, DLA, and AA
I applied for pip 14 weeks ago , I’ve had my assessment, I received a message from Dwp saying they have my report and a decision will be made within 8 weeks. I just wanted to know if it does take that long has anyone had a decision made before the 8 weeks ?? Seems such along time to have to wait on top of the 14 weeks. ?

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  • Popdiva43
    Popdiva43 Community member Posts: 170 Pioneering
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    It can take a long time,but i got my decision within 2 weeks,and i wasnt happy with the outcome at all
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,964 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi and welcome 

    There is no fixed timescales and it can take less or longer than 8 weeks , and some people are waiting a lot longer than you have for assessment 

    It all depends on area and backlogs 

    You can request a copy of your report now by ringing dwp

    It isn't the decision but will show recommended points from assessor and they usually go with the report but not in all cases 

    Let us know how you get on 


  • kelly1987
    kelly1987 Community member Posts: 3 Listener
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    Oh really, I was quite lucky to have it that quick... think I will wait for response I appreciate you getting back to me many thanks ? 
  • Ross_Alumni
    Ross_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,652 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hello @kelly1987

    Welcome to the community, I'm glad you've joined us. 

    As mentioned above, there is no fixed waiting time for these sorts of things, but I understand why it might seem like ages to have to wait. 

    Best of luck with the outcome.
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  • kelly1987
    kelly1987 Community member Posts: 3 Listener
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    Thank you all for your quick responses much appreciated ??
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,964 Disability Gamechanger
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    Your welcome come back if you have any more questions 

    Also you might want to get involved in the community our coffee lounge is a good place to start 
  • Dcull90
    Dcull90 Community member Posts: 4 Connected
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    Hi @kelly1987

    I had my assessment on 4th May, I got a text on 12th May to say they had received my assessment report.

    Today I had a phone call from DWP to ask a question, and he said he will be sending my award letter out tomorrow. But he can't tell me my specific amounts or when I will get my back pay etc. but he can tell me I've got an award.

    I know everyone hears at different times but this is just mine ? I first applied, 28th Jan. So it's been 15 weeks 4 days x 
  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community member Posts: 16,158 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @Dcull90 - I'd just like to welcome you to the community. Thank you for letting us know you have been awarded PIP (& hope you get your letter soon, tho you might get your money first) as it's always great to hear good news. :)
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