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PIP WAITING TIME

1209197812091978 Member Posts: 13 Listener
It's 12 weeks today since they received my ' How my Disability affects me form ' and nothing from them! These waiting times are so frustrating! Should i contact them ? Or any advice would be great many thanks 

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  • calcotticalcotti Member Posts: 2,740 Disability Gamechanger
    As numerous threads on the forum attest there are long delays for assessments at present, many claimants are waiting six months. 
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  • Emilyb81Emilyb81 Member Posts: 520 Pioneering
    Someone the other day said been waiting since last November hun? It is a long wait :disappointed: unfortunately everything is taking longer! Even post I sent in took several weeks twice for them to actually get it! 🤦🏻
     If it would help you then call them I did once and they did their best to try and make me less anxious? But they couldn't tell me anything much time wise other than telling me that there's a backlog due to covid? So not sure what you can do that will actually be useful to you? :disappointed:
  • rubin16rubin16 Member Posts: 152 Pioneering
    Hi,

    I applied back in November 2020 and only just had my assessment on 29th June 2021. There are huge backlogs at the moment and DWP are saying it takes roughly 10 months to fully complete a claim. You could try to contact DWP but probably won't get anywhere apart from them saying its with the assessors and they will get to you when they get to you.

    The wait is so frustrating and its gets worst after having an assessment and waiting for your decision. Its just adding more stress on an already stressful life.

    Hope you get seen soon.
  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 7,180 Disability Gamechanger
    calcotti said:
    As numerous threads on the forum attest there are long delays for assessments at present, many claimants are waiting six months. 
    The biggest single indictment of this forum. The worst search function I have come across on any site with one exception I can’t talk about here. Imagine how much better this site would function if search worked. 
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