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Heard from DWP re: PIP Review Form

sheZZasheZZa Member Posts: 244 Pioneering
My review form was completed with the help of a DWP support worker on 7 Jan who sent it off. They received it on 9th January. This Tuesday I spent all day unsuccessfully trying to get through on the phone to ask for an update as to what stage it was at.
Today I received a text from them stating “Thanks for sending us your 'How your disability affects you' form. We may need you to attend a consultation with a health professional before we make our decision. We'll contact you again if we do. Please call us if any of the details you gave us have changed.”
It has taken 12 weeks to get to this stage for anyone who may be wondering how long it takes although other areas, depending on where you live may take longer. 


  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    My daughters took 11 weeks to be sent to the health assessment providers, then 5 weeks for a decision but hers was a paper based assessment. I'm sure if it had been a face to face then it would have been a lot longer.
    Proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice I have given to members here on the community.
  • mercedesbdmercedesbd Member Posts: 109 Courageous
    From the day I sent mine it was dead on 4 weeks to get my decision they received the forms on 21st August and I had decision by phone on the 21st September enhanced both for 3 years but this August I have the review mine was paper based, my friend just sent his forms back they got them 3 weeks ago he has a F2F in 6 days.
  • sheZZasheZZa Member Posts: 244 Pioneering
    the waiting to hear the decision is to stressful for everyone but it seems to be speeding up in some areas.  I’m pleased your daughter’s wasn’t to long although it must have seemed like an eternity to you. It’s a shame they don’t do more paper based assessments.
  • sheZZasheZZa Member Posts: 244 Pioneering
    that was very quick on both accounts. Hopefully they’re going to speed things up for all of us so we have less time to feel stressed and anxious. 
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