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How long after PIP phone assessment will I get my decision or payment?

estpow
estpow Member Posts: 16 Listener
edited June 2021 in PIP, DLA, and AA
Hi does anyone know how long after pip phone assesment will I get my decision or payment thankyou 
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  • Emilyb81
    Emilyb81 Member Posts: 528 Pioneering
    Hi @estpow :smile:
    Unfortunately I don't think people here can tell you that? Because I think it's different for everyone? For example I got my decision about 10 days after my assessment but others have been waiting 3 months plus? I didn't get good news so maybe quicker decision isn't the best thing?!
    So you will probably next get a message from dwp saying they have received the report from assessment and will be contacting you within 8 weeks with decision? However they are dealing with a backlog at the moment so it is sometimes taking longer :disappointed: sorry its not more positive news!
    As for payment after decision again I believe that's different for everyone however I have seen quite a few times on here people have received payments in their banks before they had even got decision so that's a possibility? So that's a bit more positive I guess? :smile:
    Hope you get the decision you need asap! Take care and stay safe ???
  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Posts: 8,262

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    edited June 2021
    Hi @estpow :) I believe they predict it will take no more than 8 weeks to make a decision, but waiting times do vary. When was your assessment? I'd suggest you keep an eye on your bank account too.
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  • estpow
    estpow Member Posts: 16 Listener
    Thankyou all . Only had my assesment yesterday
  • Sammiecat75
    Sammiecat75 Member Posts: 61 Connected
    Hi all i had my assessmemt on 17th june.i called the dwp on friday got a lovely girl she told me its with the decision makers as she could hear i was very upset and confused and waiting on the fone for over a hour..she said she will email the dept and try and get a decision for me quicker she said she would call me back as soon as she hears..so hopefuly i hear back soon. I hope we all have some news soon good luck all xx
  • MrsSam
    MrsSam Member Posts: 16 Connected
    Hi all, I had my assessment on the 10th June and rang last Tuesday to request a copy of my report.  Whilst I was on the phone (after 1hr and 20min wait) I asked how long a decision was likely to take and the lady told me they were saying two weeks from last Tuesday as a rough estimate.  That could have been specific to my case but that would take it to almost 4 weeks post assessment which sounds reasonable.  The original claim was made on the 28th January, so its already been 22 weeks.  My report arrived on Friday.
  • Sammiecat75
    Sammiecat75 Member Posts: 61 Connected
    Ur kinda simliar to me mines was 25th jan..never known anything to take as long in my life..i will just await my report and see what it says i have waited this long i can wait some more
  • MrsSam
    MrsSam Member Posts: 16 Connected
    HI, I will post an update as a separate post in case it is useful for anyone but thought I would let you know here that I have received a payment from PIP this morning, although I haven't had the decision letter yet, so 20 days from the telephone assessment to the payment for me.
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 15,244 Disability Gamechanger
    @MrsSam great news and thanks for sharing 

    It is normal to get payment before letter as they are released at same time and bank transfer is quicker than post 
  • MrsSam
    MrsSam Member Posts: 16 Connected
    janer1967, thank you for your reply, I can see next to your name you have posted 10,384 time, I am so impressed! 'disability gamechanger' seems like an apt title for you  :) I'm so sorry if this is the wrong place to ask this but could you please tell me how to reply to someone specifically with the @ prefix to their name? Forums are clearly not my forte! (yet!)
  • Beesmummy798
    Beesmummy798 Member Posts: 71 Courageous
    @MrsSam hi there. Could I ask a wee question to you please? How long after your telephone assessment did you get a text message saying they received your report. I only had mines on Monday so maybe early days. Hope you don't mind me asking on your thread x
  • Ross_Scope
    Ross_Scope Posts: 6,744

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    To tag somebody @MrsSam, you need to type the @ symbol, and then start typing the person's username and it should show up in a list of options for you to click. 
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  • MrsSam
    MrsSam Member Posts: 16 Connected
  • Ross_Scope
    Ross_Scope Posts: 6,744

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    Ayy, well done, smashed it @MrsSam :) 
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  • kellyloux
    kellyloux Member Posts: 9 Listener
    Hi there, I had my assessment via telephone on 3 August but haven’t heard anything yet how long after assessment does it take to hear of the decision it’s been 15 days so far but from the initial phone call to start my claim it’s been 22 weeks the waiting is adding to an already stressful time 
  • abbyk41
    abbyk41 Member Posts: 96 Connected
    I had my phone assessment yesterday at 4pm and got text this morning that dwp have report is that a bad sign so quick 
  • Emilyb81
    Emilyb81 Member Posts: 528 Pioneering
    @kellyloux it can take several months to get decision after assessment and as everyone is different theres no way to guess unfortunately! ☹️
    But at least you have had the assessment already so you are halfway there! Hope you get good news asap! ☀️
     @abbyk41 it doesn't mean anything really some people get report arrive in a day some a week i think again its about workloads of the person who is working on your assessment etc so i wouldn't worry yourself about it ? at least its there and they are dealing with your claim ? good luck with everything ??
  • effie678
    effie678 Member Posts: 54 Courageous
    I got my award 2 weeks after my assessment and had applied in January. Good luck
  • kitkat94
    kitkat94 Member Posts: 12 Listener
    I guess it just depends on the person, I had an assessment on a Friday and received the money on the Wednesday which I was surprised about but usually you get the money before the letter so keep checking your bank account. 
  • Emilyb81
    Emilyb81 Member Posts: 528 Pioneering
    I got decision in 8 days after assessment but others on here have taken months so I think its really down to the workload of the person who is dealing with your claim and how much information they have to go through etc?
    I hope you get the right decision sooner rather than later ??? 
  • kellyloux
    kellyloux Member Posts: 9 Listener
    Thank you all for feedback just a waiting game then really x

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