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I'm in the LCWRA group, is there a chance my PIP claim will be successful? How long for PIP process?

1209197812091978 Member Posts: 13 Listener
edited June 22 in PIP, DLA and AA
DWP received my how my disability affects me form on 22nd April ,, thats 9 weeks today ,, i understand due to covid they have a backlog,, but does anyone have any idea of decision time ?? While waiting i was awarded LCWRA on my universal credit ,, is there a chance of receiving PIP also as i scored above 15 points ?? 


  • woodbinewoodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 5,047 Disability Gamechanger
    PIP and LCWRA are unconnected, some people are waiting months to have their assessment for PIP, depends how busy they are in your area.
    I will now only offer benefits advice on PIP, and specific benefits advice for other people with Epilepsy. 
  • Emilyb81Emilyb81 Member Posts: 520 Pioneering
    Sorry to be the barer of bad news but I've seen some people on here have been waiting since November December for an assessment? So it's taking a long time right now and seems to be no way of guessing a rough time frame because it's different for different people I've seen people  wait 2 months then other people still waiting 6 months later! :disappointed:
    And as @woodbine said the 2 benefits are completely different so I don't think they have any influence on each other unfortunately :disappointed: is it your first time claiming pip? And if so did you get any help filling the form in? I think that's what helped me the first time I claimed I had to get a lady from citizens advice to help me as I had no clue what I was doing! Not saying that's the only way to do it but just wondered if you have anyone helping you through the whole process or if you are doing it solo? :smile: 
  • 1209197812091978 Member Posts: 13 Listener
    Thanks for replying yeah I got help from my local citizens advice bureau they were most helpful!! Yeah i have some awful stories regarding the waiting times just have grin an bear it. 
  • Emilyb81Emilyb81 Member Posts: 520 Pioneering
    Oh that's good they were a huge help for me and looking back probably the main reason I didn't get turned down originally and have to go through the whole appeal process now years later! I didn't get support this time on reassessment until after decision (mistake!) i really think sometimes it is the way something gets said? Using the right words etc? And in situations where I feel under pressure my words tend to jump around a bit and not make the sense they do when in my head if you know what I mean?! Anyhoo it's definitely a nightmare waiting adds to the stress of it all! I hope you hear about your assessment soon! And hope you get the decision you need! 👍😊😎
  • Cher_ScopeCher_Scope Posts: 4,417

    Scope community team

    Hello @12091978

    I hope @woodbine and @Emilyb81 have helped give you an idea of the delays our members have been facing with PIP claims. 

    As mentioned, PIP and LCWRA are unrelated, with PIP focusing on how an impairment(s) impacts an individual's ability to carry out specific daily living/mobility activities and LCWRA being focused on employment and a person being found not capable of work or work-related activities due to their present health.  

    We wish you well with your PIP claim so please do keep us posted.  Also, I've moved your thread to our PIP, DLA and AA category and tweaked the title to help others spot what it's about :)  Take care.
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  • rubin16rubin16 Member Posts: 150 Pioneering

    I applied for PiP at the end of November and have only just been given an assessment which is this Friday coming to which I am nervous for. So in terms of waiting it has been 7 months / 31 weeks so far for me. DWP are now saying that it takes roughly 10 months to complete claim processes due to coronavirus but this depends on your area and who does your assessment so just be prepared for a long wait.

    And just to confirm what others have said LCWRA and PIP are completly different and doesn't mean if you get one you'll auto get the other. Some people work and get PiP, and some people get LCWRA and not PiP so it depends on individual cases.
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