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brum97brum97 Member Posts: 9 Listener
This is my first post and Ive filled out a PIP form that I sent back and now Ive been awaiting almost 3 weeks which I still havent heard back from PIP. Any advice how long and timescale to process form.

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  • Lulu_1949Lulu_1949 Member Posts: 225 Pioneering
    @brum97 welcome to the forum. I think because of the covid they are very behind with their paperwork , all I know is everything seems to take a span of 4 weeks so I would wait another week. In saying that someone else on this lovely site might give you further advice. Good luck
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    3 weeks isn't long at all to be honest. Expect severeal weeks and more in some areas. There's really no timescales.
    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.
  • brum97brum97 Member Posts: 9 Listener
    @Lulu_1949 and @poppy123456 Thank you so much for your advice as I will await another few weeks. Thanks
  • Lulu_1949Lulu_1949 Member Posts: 225 Pioneering
    @brum97 you are very welcome, let us know how you get on x
  • katho31katho31 Posts: 694 Member
    Hi @brum97, like the others have said, it will be weeks due to the backlog, you can phone up and ask in couple weeks how your pip app is going, best wishes and take care :)
  • chiariedschiarieds Community Co-Production Group Posts: 8,568 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @brum - & welcome to the community from me too. Don't worry, they will contact you with a date for your assessment. :)
  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 10,044 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @brum97 Welcome to the community glad you have joined us and members have advised,

     I read another post saying someone still hadn't heard anything after 12 weeks since sending paperwork back so you may haver to wait a few more weeks yet
  • brum97brum97 Member Posts: 9 Listener
    Thank you all for being so welcoming, kind and I'm glad to be part of this community. Thanks for advice from @chiarieds and @janer1967
  • brum97brum97 Member Posts: 9 Listener
    Forget to mention a thanks to @katho31 for advice also.
  • laurapeachlaurapeach Member Posts: 102 Pioneering
    @brum97 I applied in mid-January and didn't have my telephone assessment until mid-June so it might be a while yet. I've seen in some places they're not taking as long though.
    Mum of one, I have M.E/CFS, POTS, Central Sensitization Syndrome and Joint Hypermobility Syndrome.
  • brum97brum97 Member Posts: 9 Listener
    @laurapeach thanks for advice. Fingerscross that they contact soon. 
  • depressedmum09depressedmum09 Member Posts: 34 Courageous
    I applied at the beginning of march, I received a text to say they have received my application form, a week later. 22 weeks later and i only had my telephone assessment yesterday. 
    In total ive waited 4 months and i still dont have a decision. 
    Ive read it can be different timescales in different areas but I would just forget about you pip application for now. It could be a long wait.
  • brum97brum97 Member Posts: 9 Listener
    Hi 
    Just to give a update that I had my assestment about 1 week ago. The assesor was a lady who was nice and understanding. Now just waiting for the 8 week timescale for a decision.

  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    There's no timescales for any decisions, it's just a guide. You can ring DWP to request a copy of the assessment report to be sent to you, this will give you some idea what the decision is likely to be because they mostly go with the report.
    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.
  • brum97brum97 Member Posts: 9 Listener
    Hi @poppy123456
    I was told by the assessor that the timescale would be around 8 weeks to receive a decision? Yes, I will request a copy of the report. Thanks
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Yes, they say the same thing to everyone. There's no timescales.
    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.
  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 10,044 Disability Gamechanger
    hI @brum97 Glad things have moved a long for you and you have had your assessment. Fingers crossed for the outcome.

    There have been a few posts recently with members having decisions a lot quicker within a couple of weeks so you may get lucky and hear earlier but as advised get a copy of your report to get some indication
  • brum97brum97 Member Posts: 9 Listener
    @janer1967 Thanks for the support and advice.
  • brum97brum97 Member Posts: 9 Listener
    Hi I've requested a copy of my report and its been 2 weeks which I still haven't received my report. Plus, I don't want to keep phoning them as well as I'm still awaiting my decision. Do you think phoning in will impact my claim. I have such bad anxiety and create some many scenarios in my head. Any advice?
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Ringing DWP will not make any difference at all to the decision on your claim.
    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.
  • cupcake88cupcake88 Member Posts: 896 Pioneering
    Hi I applied feb and had my assessment emf of July got my decision a week and half later I had to call up tho . My decision wasn’t long as all but from
    start of feb to aug x 
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