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Any ideas on pip assessment time frame?

mookie
mookie Member Posts: 32 Connected
edited July 16 in PIP, DLA, and AA
Hi everyone I'm up to 16 weeks waiting for the assessment for pip ,anyone have a rough idea on time frames for pip ass

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  • Leigh14
    Leigh14 Member Posts: 344 Pioneering
    mookie said:
    Hi everyone I'm up to 16 weeks waiting for the assessment for pip ,anyone have a rough idea on time frames for pip ass
    Hi. I think I waited about 17.5 weeks. Hopefully yours won’t be much longer.
  • Emilyb81
    Emilyb81 Member Posts: 528 Pioneering
    I waited 4 months waited from beginning of November to mid March but I'm not sure how they do the assessments if it's just going down a list or if different places are quicker than others? Or if they do it alphabetical? I don't even know if the whole country is done by same people? But hope you get answers soon! :-) 
  • mookie
    mookie Member Posts: 32 Connected
    Thank you for your replies , I wish I had applied now the stress of it all , after my liver transplant my back just won't stop hurting ,and just diagnosed with fibromyalgia that's effecting my legs , well everywhere!
  • rubin16
    rubin16 Member Posts: 160 Pioneering
    I've been waiting since beginning of January (when they said they received the form) and still not heard anything. I've tried phoning a few times and just get told they are still deciding if I need an assessment. So I guess it more waiting but approaching 6 months waiting now.
  • mookie
    mookie Member Posts: 32 Connected
    Blimey that's ,ages.
    I did phone them just said it's being look at

    Hope you get good news soon
  • Harrington
    Harrington Member Posts: 33 Connected
    I waited 6 months for mine.
  • bart70
    bart70 Member Posts: 50 Courageous
    I think it depends on your area. I’m in the north east and I had to wait just over 6 months for mine. Just sat waiting for my decision now which is worse than waiting for the assessment lol.
  • mookie
    mookie Member Posts: 32 Connected
    Haha I'm trying to keep upbeat ,wish never applied now ,what horrible people they are 

    Good luck bart70
  • bart70
    bart70 Member Posts: 50 Courageous
    Yer I’m the same trying to have a happy not give a bleep attitude. But the fact is it does matter. It’s the difference between been able to cope or not. But you can ring the assessment people and get a update from them. 
  • mookie
    mookie Member Posts: 32 Connected
    I did that ,they said it's with a assessor ,I'm not sure what that means ,I leave in bath 
  • xjamesx
    xjamesx Member Posts: 18 Listener
    Hi mookie, I'm just over 17.5 weeks waiting for assessment, it with capita or independent?
  • bart70
    bart70 Member Posts: 50 Courageous
    Your get a date soon then. They may be writing for extra information depending on how much evidence you sent when you applied. But you won’t have to wait much longer. They may not even do an assessment, it all depends if they have enough with what you sent 
  • mookie
    mookie Member Posts: 32 Connected
    Hi ,not idea ,I'm in esa support group was advised by cab to try ,what a nightmare ,I've been to flower hill assessment for esa ,they were absolutely horrible ,so dreading the face to face 🤪
  • bart70
    bart70 Member Posts: 50 Courageous
    If you need an assessment it could be over the phone or face to face. I believe their in the process of phasing in the face to face again but not for everyone 
  • mookie
    mookie Member Posts: 32 Connected
    Yes I read that for transplant  call in ,for fibromalgia tentively ask to come in ,for assessment so ,not sure 
  • bart70
    bart70 Member Posts: 50 Courageous
    @mookie just be firm and don’t let them force you to do anything that will cause you pain and be honest about your worst days and your be fine. Pip is about how your illness affects your ability to do day to day things not about your illness. Your be fine and when you get it all backdated, your be able to spoil yourself 😁 your be good 
  • effie678
    effie678 Member Posts: 47 Courageous
    I applied 28th January and had my phone assessment today 15th July. Was told I'd get the result in about 8 weeks.
  • mookie
    mookie Member Posts: 32 Connected
    Yes I got a text and letter 20 July app ,is it scary I glad you have had your that have the battle.  At least that parts over. 
  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Posts: 6,145

    Scope community team

    It shouldn't be scary @mookie. The assessor should be polite and treat you with respect. You can have someone there with you if that'd help to calm your nerves, and you can always ask to take a break or get them to repeat a question if you need :)
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  • mookie
    mookie Member Posts: 32 Connected
    Thank you Tori , I hope it goes well x I have asked my niece to be with me
  • Ross_Scope
    Ross_Scope Posts: 5,005

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    mookie said:
    Thank you Tori , I hope it goes well x I have asked my niece to be with me
    Good luck, let us know how you get on.
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  • mookie
    mookie Member Posts: 32 Connected
    Thank you let you know next week
  • effie678
    effie678 Member Posts: 47 Courageous
    Mookie,
    Don't worry, I worried about mine and found it wasn't a problem at all. The lady on the phone was very pleasant and helpful and puts you at ease. Good luck 
  • Mary1972
    Mary1972 Member Posts: 17 Listener
    Hi, I applied for my first PIP claim  early Jan 2021 and have my telephone assessment on 19th July. Its about 25 weeks I've waited but just wanted it over with.  Some people are getting their assessment much quicker so think it may be depending on the area and backlogs. 
  • mookie
    mookie Member Posts: 32 Connected
    Good luck ,I have mine on the 20 July ,keep fingers crossed

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