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PIP decision time after assessment

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AimeeT
AimeeT Community member Posts: 36 Listener
edited November 2021 in PIP, DLA, and AA
Hi Everyone, 

I wondered if anyone has any up to date timescales in regards to decisions after your assessment. I had my telephone appointment today, and they did state it could be anything up to 8 weeks, they've told me this before when I called too. However, I understand these can vary (and yes, I know they're impacted by workload of the decision maker) but I just thought I'd ask on here to get an idea of how long people have waited recently. 

I was on the phone for nearly 2 hours, god it was exhausting. 

My claim started in June, what a long process!! 

Any experience in this department is welcome :)

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  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
    edited November 2021
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    AimeeT said:
    .. they did state it could be anything up to 8 weeks, they've told me this before when I called too. However, I understand these can vary ..

    My claim started in June, what a long process!! 
    If you've already had an assessment having claimed in June you've been processed much faster than many. From assessment to decision can be anything between 2 and 8 weeks (sometimes longer).
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • Alex_Alumni
    Alex_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,561 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @AimeeT and welcome to the community. Well done for getting through that phone call, I'm not surprised you were exhausted! 

    Hopefully it won't be too much longer to wait as @calcotti says. I wish you good luck for it, we'd love to hear how it goes when you hear back!

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  • AimeeT
    AimeeT Community member Posts: 36 Listener
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    Thank you. 
    I received the text this morning to say they had received my report and they’ll write to me once they’ve made a decision within 8 weeks so I’ll update for others once I’ve heard something ?
  • danixxx
    danixxx Community member Posts: 128 Connected
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    Hi Aimee I just received the assessor report today 
    just awaiting the award letter now it’s horrible the waiting isn’t it @AimeeT
    Have you asked for the copy of assessor report to get an idea what there recommendations were 
  • AimeeT
    AimeeT Community member Posts: 36 Listener
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    Hi @danixxx, I haven't as of yet. Can I do it this early after they've received it?
    It is awful waiting, I'm trying not to dwell on it but these things always send me into a bit of a panic state 
  • danixxx
    danixxx Community member Posts: 128 Connected
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    Yes I requested mine the day they received it am the same although I now have an idea untill it’s finalised I can’t settle 
    let me know how you get on good luck @AimeeT
  • AimeeT
    AimeeT Community member Posts: 36 Listener
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    I'll give them a call today then and request it, how long did it take for yours to come through and how long have you been waiting since your assessment so far?

    I'll definitely keep you updated, would love to hear how it goes for you too :smile:
  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Scope Posts: 12,508 Disability Gamechanger
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    It's worth saying that some people find requesting the assessor's report makes their anxiety worse @AimeeT, so it's worth having a think about how helpful you'd find it to have it :) 

    Best of luck with your claim! 

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  • danixxx
    danixxx Community member Posts: 128 Connected
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    I called
    friday morning and received it yesterday so only 3 working days wait,from assessor report looks like standard for both elements daily living and mobility  but we shall see what the decision maker says ?been advised on here they tend to go with assessor reports but very rare they change it we shall see 
    It will be 2 weeks Saturday I had my telephone assessment 
    how about you @AimeeT
  • danixxx
    danixxx Community member Posts: 128 Connected
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    Hi @AimeeT any news yet ? 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,993 Disability Gamechanger
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    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • AimeeT
    AimeeT Community member Posts: 36 Listener
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    Still nothing back yet
  • AimeeT
    AimeeT Community member Posts: 36 Listener
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    DWP won’t be fully operational again until the middle of next week. Fully operational isn’t really that at present. I wouldn’t be concerned so much with speed as accuracy.
    I understand this, it’s not quite 8 weeks yet either, I just thought I would update 

    I’m definitely with you on the accuracy over speed, I also sent off more evidence that contradicts what the assessment report claimed so that could be a reason why mine is taking longer than others 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,993 Disability Gamechanger
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    Based on other members timescales it can take as long as 3 months for the MR decision.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • AimeeT
    AimeeT Community member Posts: 36 Listener
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    Based on other members timescales it can take as long as 3 months for the MR decision.
    I haven’t had my initial decision back yet so this isn’t a MR 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,993 Disability Gamechanger
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    Timescales are still between 2-12 weeks.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • AimeeT
    AimeeT Community member Posts: 36 Listener
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    Timescales are still between 2-12 weeks.
    Good to know, it said 8 weeks on my text but I assumed there would be delays with christmas and the backlog they have at the moment 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,993 Disability Gamechanger
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    They tell everyone 8 weeks, it's just a standard text.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
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