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Worried about PIP waiting time

AnniepooleAnniepoole Member Posts: 1 Listener
edited February 2018 in PIP, DLA and AA
Im waiting for my PIP  claim forms I have Chrons disease and in pain all the time ive been told by PIP tgat it can take up to 14 weeks for a decision my husband is tge only one earning tge council are threatening repossession even thpugh ive jept them up to date weve made a payment although not full payment but are trying can tgey kick us put I suffer with mental health and have asthma have recently had pancrutitus due to medication the specialist tried but I reacted badly why was I told PIP couod take this long 


  • lillybellelillybelle Member Posts: 521 Pioneering
    Have you had your assessment? Or are you waiting for your forms to start a claim?
    the actual claims forms arrive rather quickly.
    ive been told ( Staffordshire area)
    that I will have an 8 week wait before a decision
  • Sam_AlumniSam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,729 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Anniepoole
    Im sorry to hear you are having such a stressful time, how are you getting on?

    Senior online community officer
  • wilkowilko Member Posts: 2,400 Disability Gamechanger
    @ Anniepoole, welcome and hello, reading your quarry it implies that you have had your acessment and now waiting for the results. If that is the case then telephone DWP and request a copy of your acessment report, when you receive it about 14 days after requesting it you will and should be able to work out what your award may or should be. The latter part of the report lists the point awarded by the acessor which is then sent to,the decision maker who sets your award. The points are awarded for each descriptor by the acessor putting a black dot against the descriptor that matches your condition at the acessment in their opinion. The first box is no points the second is two points. You have to get 8 points to get basic award in daily livening and mobility and 12 points for higher rate. For full mobility rate the last two descriptor boxes either one must be marked with a black dot to get full mobility. When you have worked the scores out either rejoice and wait for comfirmation with the arrival of award letter or start preparing for a MR or appeal. Good luck.
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