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I’ve been waiting 3 months for a medical assessment for pip

Flowers1704
Flowers1704 Member Posts: 5 Listener
Hi everyone, I put in a claim for pip on the 6th October and still haven’t heard anything for an assessment, does anyone know how long they’re taking?

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  • sammyjoanne
    sammyjoanne Member Posts: 13 Listener
    Hi there. That's really not long at all. It could be several months yet. I doubt it's even made it to the assessment provider. Roughly 24 weeks I've heard but some people are waiting 10 months. I applied in July and had assement on 16th Dec. Best of luck to you. Keep us updated.  
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 15,097 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi there 

    As above most claims are taking  around 10 months from start to finish and now dwp and assessors are back working from home it could be a long wait 
  • Flowers1704
    Flowers1704 Member Posts: 5 Listener
    I rang them last week and they told me that my application was sent to the assessor on the 26th October but they did tell me that it takes 3 months from start to finish but obviously not from what you are telling me 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 28,398 Disability Gamechanger
    I rang them last week and they told me that my application was sent to the assessor on the 26th October but they did tell me that it takes 3 months from start to finish but obviously not from what you are telling me 

    When ringing DWP you are ringing a call centre and not actually DWP their self. That timescales is very optimistic, even under normal times. Backlogs are huge so you could be waiting quite a while yet.

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