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Anyone else been waiting 24 weeks for a Pip decision?

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carcari
carcari Community member Posts: 63 Courageous
edited May 2022 in PIP, DLA, and AA
Hi all I'm new here and just wondering if anyone else has been waiting 24 weeks for a decision. I'm my son's appointee and had a phone accessment on april 8th I called last week to see what's happening and was told it was past to the dm early last week. Any help would be greatful
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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,208 Disability Gamechanger
    edited May 2022
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    Yes, perfectly normal to wait this long after applying, in fact some wait as long as 10 months. Backlogs are quite long in some areas. Once the report is returned in then takes up to 12 weeks, sometimes longer.
    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.
  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 7,981 Disability Gamechanger
    edited May 2022
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    Hi @carcari. Welcome to Scope’s forum. It is great to see you have joined us. How are you today?

    Thanks for your post. I can see @poppy123456 has responded to your post already. Do you feel this response has been helpful?

    If you need any further help, please don’t hesitate to let us know. We are all here for you  :)

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  • carcari
    carcari Community member Posts: 63 Courageous
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    I'm kind of worried as I has a letter on friday saying my carers allowance would stop on June 7th 
  • carcari
    carcari Community member Posts: 63 Courageous
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    Hi @L_Volunteer thanks for allowing me here and yes the response was helpful thank you @poppy123456
  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 7,981 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @carcari. No need to thank us. It is a pleasure to have you here with us and we are glad to help.

    I can hear how you are worried that you got a letter saying your carers allowance would stop. Did they explain why or provide any contact details for support or appeal?

    In all honesty, carers allowance isn't an area of my expertise. This means I can only hope someone with more knowledge in this area will be able to respond to you soon.

    In the meantime, I just wanted to respond to say we hear you and are here for you. Sending you hugs  :)
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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,208 Disability Gamechanger
    edited May 2022
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    carcari said:
    I'm kind of worried as I has a letter on friday saying my carers allowance would stop on June 7th 

    Was the DLA due to end on that date? Although it should continue until a decision's been made on the PIP but when she was awarded the DLA it would have had an end date.
    They do share information with carers allowance. For carers allowance to continue she would need a daily living award of PIP.
    Once the decision's been made on the PIP, if you're not happy you can challenge it by requesting the Mandatory Reconsideration.
    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.
  • carcari
    carcari Community member Posts: 63 Courageous
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    Yes his dla was due to end that date I had a letter saying dla would continue until a decision has been made but there was no date to say when it would carry on till 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,208 Disability Gamechanger
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    The reason there's no date when his DLA will end because it's impossible to predict when the PIP decision will be made. You need to ring Carers allowance and tell them.
    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.
  • slc244
    slc244 Community member Posts: 32 Listener
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    I’m on week 28 right now, everything is just taking so long due to the backlogs, hopefully you hear something back soon 
  • carcari
    carcari Community member Posts: 63 Courageous
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    Thanks all for the information I'm on the phone in a que 
  • Laura442
    Laura442 Community member Posts: 54 Connected
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    I've been waiting 22 weeks x
  • jessica204
    jessica204 Community member Posts: 5 Listener
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    I'm on week 30 of my first ever claim, it has been really stressful. It looks like the report was sent for audit or something after my assessment as it took 4 weeks to return it to the DWP, and today I was told it's currently an absolute minimum of 3 weeks between receiving the report and making a decision (which will take me to at least week 32) x
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,208 Disability Gamechanger
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    I'm on week 30 of my first ever claim, it has been really stressful. It looks like the report was sent for audit or something after my assessment as it took 4 weeks to return it to the DWP, and today I was told it's currently an absolute minimum of 3 weeks between receiving the report and making a decision (which will take me to at least week 32) x

    Decisions are currently taking up to 12 weeks, sometimes longer.
    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.
  • jessica204
    jessica204 Community member Posts: 5 Listener
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    I'm on week 30 of my first ever claim, it has been really stressful. It looks like the report was sent for audit or something after my assessment as it took 4 weeks to return it to the DWP, and today I was told it's currently an absolute minimum of 3 weeks between receiving the report and making a decision (which will take me to at least week 32) x

    Decisions are currently taking up to 12 weeks, sometimes longer.
    I know, and currently it's no fewer than 3 weeks. I said in my post that's the absolute minimum at the moment  :)

    When you google it, some posts from around the internet show people saying they were surprised to get a decision a week or two after the report was returned so I was just letting anyone reading this know not to get their hopes up before at least the three-week mark.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,208 Disability Gamechanger
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    Decision's can still be made within a couple of weeks after the report has been returned, members on here have had decisions this quick. The minimum timescale really means nothing because there's no timescales. Backlogs are just part of the reason a decison can be delayed.
    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.
  • jessica204
    jessica204 Community member Posts: 5 Listener
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    Okay, I was just trying to be helpful based on information I was given this morning. Sorry.
  • Alex_Alumni
    Alex_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,561 Disability Gamechanger
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    No need to apologise @jessica204 and thanks for sharing your thoughts :) 

    It's been a long wait so far for you and @Laura442 so I hope you can hear back soon, and we'll be here to support you whatever the outcome of your applications. 

    You're welcome to have a look around the community if it would help the time pass a little, you can visit the coffee lounge to get to know our members, chat about your day and play games. You can also browse all the different topics for discussion in our categories page.

    If there's anything you need a hand with please ask, and we'll do what we can to help.

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  • carcari
    carcari Community member Posts: 63 Courageous
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    So my carers allowance is awarded until 2023. So if called pip helpline again this evening and a lovely man has told me that my son's claim is with a case manager and I should of had a decision by now. Any ideas anyone 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,208 Disability Gamechanger
    edited May 2022
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    Timescales for a decision are anything up to 12 weeks, sometimes longer. It's worth remembering that when you ring PIP you're speaking to someone from a call centre, who will have no idea of the length of the backlogs or when a decision will be made.
    There's nothing more you can do until that decisions been made. If successfully awarded at least daily living PIP then carers allowance will continue, otherwise it will stop once DLA ends.
    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.
  • WillowHope
    WillowHope Community member Posts: 8 Listener
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    I hope everything goes well for you. I’m just starting my pip claim for my 16 year old.
    Can I ask, did you do a daily diary?
    thanks 
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