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Waiting for response

DaithiDaithi Member Posts: 6 Listener
Hi, I applied for pip the second week in March, I have heard nothing other than a call I made to the DWP who say my case still sits with the assessment agency, is it normal to wait this long.


  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger

    Yes, perfectly normal to wait this long. Under normal circumstances, a claim can take several months or more. Due to Covid19 backlogs are potentially longer. All you can do is wait. Hopefully not too much 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.
  • DaithiDaithi Member Posts: 6 Listener
    Thanks for the clarification!
  • Bell11Bell11 Member Posts: 24 Connected
    I put in an application, waited 6 weeks then got home appointment. Lady came to my address. Waited another 4 weeks. Money hit my bank from date of application. I had no idea I had been awarded. Just this money sitting there. I rang them and they told me I had. Letters arrived about 4 or 5 days later. With covid-19 my renew was October. I've been told it's been extended to June 2021. So I would have thought they may be working slower due to issues. I'd give it 2 to 3 months before you here anything. 
  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 10,028 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome to the community as everyone has said there are delays and the wait is not uncommon.

    Keep us updated with your progress and I look forward to seeing you around 
  • vinylcountdownvinylcountdown Member Posts: 16 Courageous
    I called DWP after 12 weeks, and they said the application was with the assessment company, and I could call them. The second time I called them they gave me an appointment for the following week. My assessment was with IAS
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,653 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Daithi, I hope you hear back from them soon. :)

  • cupcake88cupcake88 Member Posts: 887 Pioneering
    I applied back in feb and only had mines on Monday just gone I also kept calling thinking they had forgot me but they sent a text like giving me a weeks notice then I recieved a letter says later .

    im really hoping I wake up to money in my account that would be amazing . 
  • DaithiDaithi Member Posts: 6 Listener
    Hi All, thanks for all the comments it’s reassuring!
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