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PIP question about decision

BuddysMomma Community member Posts: 2 Listener
Hi everyone 

I have received a text today following one I received on the 3rd to say they had received the written report. It said they'd be in contact within 8 weeks.

The text today said 
"We have not yet made a decision on your PIP claim. We will write to you when we have made a decision. You only need to contact us if your circumstances change.

Does this mean that there is issues in terms of a decision?

Also if I am successful do they pay the arrears as a whole or do they spread it out?

If anyone can shed some light it would be much appreciated! Thank you


  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 55,114 Disability Gamechanger
    edited August 2022
    The text means exactly what it says "they've not yet made a decision" DWP have started sending more updates through text message to try to stop claimants ringing for updates.
    If successfully awarded and it's a first time claim, without transferring from DLA then money is uaully paid into your bank before you receive the decision letter, paid as a lump sum.
    Timescales for a decision from when they received the report are 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.
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