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How long does it take to get an assessment for pip on average?

lpea Member Posts: 14 Listener
How long does it take to get a PIP assessment after sending your form?


  • woodbine
    woodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 5,323 Disability Gamechanger
    It depends how big the back-log is in your area, we are seeing more and more that the average claim can take upto 10 months from start to finish.
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  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 12,313 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi there 

    Some people have waited over 6 months for assessments but there are no fixed timescales its just a waiting game 
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  • Stacy87
    Stacy87 Member Posts: 12 Listener
    Hi, this is my timeline so far
    18th May - Requested pip form
    15th June - They received form
    14th Sept - Had assessment
    27th Sept - Requested copy of report
    29th Sept - Received the report
    Now just waiting for decision. 
  • steveo928
    steveo928 Member Posts: 16 Connected
    edited September 30
    I applied for PIP in June 2021 and have just received notification that my telephone assessment is next Thursday. So about 4 months for me so far but I hear some people have waited double this time. 

    Edit: I live in Birmingham. Different areas may have a longer back log 
  • MaisieBoohoo
    MaisieBoohoo Member Posts: 32 Connected
    I started claim on 24/3/21 and got letter today, so just over 6 months for me but know that was good going as many people quoting 10 or more months
    good luck
  • Tharos
    Tharos Member Posts: 11 Connected
    My most recent claim was a review of an existing award, but that took four and a half months from the date I sent the paperwork back to them to recieving a date for a telephone assessment.  


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