PIP PB assessment delay

Dimy_Dimy Community member Posts: 1 Listener
edited November 2022 in PIP, DLA, and AA
Hi lovely people, I have a weird situation just looking for an advice. I applied for PIP  late May, I received a text in June saying I've gone through a paper based assessment and they received the report and I'll need to wait for the outcome 8 weeks. Now it's November and I still haven't got a letter or a message and still no payments. Do you think this is usual, considering they're severely backlogged? Wondering if I should give them a call or to just wait... Thank you xx Dimy 


  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,289 Championing
    Once the report is returned a decision can take anything up to 3 months, sometimes longer. The timescale for you does seem rather a long time.
    I'm thinking maybe there were issues with the assessment report so they returned it to the health assessment providers.
    Of course i can only guess what the issue is so the best thing to do is ring to ask.
    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.
  • Alex_Alumni
    Alex_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,561 Championing
    Hello @Dimy_Dimy and thanks for reaching out with your query, I think it's natural to be feeling a bit concerned, especially when you haven't heard anything for a while.

    I hope the above reply has helped to reassure you, and I'd echo the advice to ring if you feel it would help.

    Let us know how you get on, if you need anything in the meantime, just ask :) 

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  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 7,980 Championing

    Hi @Dimy_Dimy. Welcome to Scope’s forum. It is great to see you have joined us. How are you at the moment?

    Thanks for already finding the courage to reach out to us. I appreciate it can take quite a lot of courage to reach out, especially when you are new and finding things tough.

    I can see @poppy123456 has already responded to your post. Do you feel this response has answered your question and provided you with the support you were looking for?

    Please don’t hesitate to let us know if we can provide further clarity or support. We are all here for you and listening to you  :)

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