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New to pip. How long does it usually take to get an assessment or decision?

Liquidgalaxy2 Member Posts: 2 Listener
edited December 2021 in PIP, DLA, and AA
I applied for pip on 20th October and I have sent the forms back to them but i am still waiting for the assessment usually how long does it take to get a assessment or decesion any further information would be much appreciated 


  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 25,627 Disability Gamechanger
    That is no time at all to be waiting. Backlogs are huge and the estimated timescale from applying to having a decision is about 10 months.
    Most people have assessments so you should expect one of those, which is likely to be by telephone. All you can do is wait, once an appointment becomes available you will be contacted.
  • Teddybear12
    Teddybear12 Community Co-Production Group Posts: 2,101 Pioneering
    Hi @Liquidgalaxy2 Welcome to the Community. Due to the pandemic everything is taking so much longer. Try and put it out of your mind until you hear something. Take care.
  • mikehughescq
    mikehughescq Member Posts: 8,281 Disability Gamechanger
    As you haven’t yet had an assessment you can use this time to your advantage by reviewing whether the PIP 2 you completed was fit for purpose. Plenty of advice on multiple threads here on how to do that. Just do a search for “anecdotal” evidence.


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