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PIP decision timescale

george9071 Member Posts: 1 Listener
edited May 25 in PIP, DLA, and AA

Sorry for bothering everyone, i do understand you can't possible put an exact time on PIP because it varies. This is my first time applying for PIP and have read the assessors report, if they go with it i will be awarded enhanced mobility and standard care. Anyway i just wanted to know other peoples experiences on timescale from the assessment to the award.



  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 12,290 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome The estimate is 8 weeks from assessment 

    Hope you get what you are expecting 
    Here to help with my experience in hunan resources and employment rights 
  • closeencounter
    closeencounter Member Posts: 4 Listener
    You usually get the money in the bank before you get the award letter, to be honest i can really remember the timescale but it was a nervous time, if i remember right for me it moved quite quick after the assessment.
  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community Co-Production Group Posts: 10,560 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @george9071 - welcome to the community, & thank you for joining. The decision maker usually goes with the assessor's report, so hopefully all will be well. :) As Jane says, the average wait is 8 weeks, but hopefully you'll hear sooner.
  • bart70
    bart70 Member Posts: 50 Courageous
    It’s up to 8 weeks of nerve jangling sleepless nights hanging on a cliff edge waiting for either back money in your account following an award letter or a rejection letter. Good luck 
  • bart70
    bart70 Member Posts: 50 Courageous
    I was going to wait till I get to the 4 week mark and then give them a quick ring. But they do say it can take up to 8 weeks. That’s fine as I have 10 nails on my fingers one for each week and 2 back ups 😂
  • ambo37
    ambo37 Member Posts: 26 Listener
    Have you had your pip decision yet
  • bart70
    bart70 Member Posts: 50 Courageous
    @ambo37 yes, I got my award letter today but I did get a phone call last week to confirm my bank details, so I got told on the phone.. finally lol got it for longer than I expected too but they pretty much went with the assessment. 
  • ambo37
    ambo37 Member Posts: 26 Listener
    Oh well done @bart70 had my assessment yesterday so waiting game now
  • bart70
    bart70 Member Posts: 50 Courageous
    When you get the text telling you they have received your report, ring pip and ask for a copy. It will give you a good indication as to how they will go. They awarded the points in my report but awarded it for longer than the recommendation. Good luck babe let us know how you got on 
  • ambo37
    ambo37 Member Posts: 26 Listener
    I will do @bart70 not holding much hope but my mum used to say expect the worse hope for the best 


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