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TOPIC: How long does a PIP face to face last?

How long does a PIP face to face last? 2 months 3 weeks ago #232897

I know how long it takes will differ a bit for everyone, but what, in B&W's experience, the shortest/longest has been.

I'm in Capita area & their website says "usually takes up to an hour, but it could take longer depending on your circumstances".

Which is ambiguous... So should i plan for 1.5hrs, 3hrs? does anyone have any idea what 'longer' means?
I ask because my carer has to leave at different times on different days & i dont want to run out of time & her have to leave me alone with them!

I've not included this in my main PIP thread as it's not specifically related to my own claim & i thought i might help someone else, many apologies if that was wrong.

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How long does a PIP face to face last? 2 months 3 weeks ago #232899

Hi Camly91

You were not wrong to put this question in a separate thread.

However many people respond to your thread, it's still difficult to get a clear picture of how long an assessment lasts because it does depend on your condition, how much information you supplied on your form, the assessor themselves, what you say in the assessment and any points the assessor may want to clarify.

Three people I personally know of have had assessments of between an hour and an hour and a half.

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How long does a PIP face to face last? 2 months 3 weeks ago #233031

Hi.
I don't want to worry you but forewarned is forearmed.
My assessment went on for 3 hours 40 minutes. The assessor still had not finished but both myself and my Community Psychiatric Nurse who had accompanied me said I could not go on..
This was on a swap from DLA to PIP.
The good news is that I was successful so I guess you can say that it was worth it. Good luck.
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How long does a PIP face to face last? 2 months 3 weeks ago #233034

Hi RosaMaria.

Wow! That was a marathon.

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How long does a PIP face to face last? 2 months 2 weeks ago #233403

RosaMaria wrote: Hi.
I don't want to worry you but forewarned is forearmed.
My assessment went on for 3 hours 40 minutes. The assessor still had not finished but both myself and my Community Psychiatric Nurse who had accompanied me said I could not go on..
This was on a swap from DLA to PIP.
The good news is that I was successful so I guess you can say that it was worth it. Good luck.

Rosa Maria thank you so much for sharing that! - i'm sorry you had to go through it but as you say forewarned is forearmed.

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How long does a PIP face to face last? 2 months 2 weeks ago #233416

Another word of warning from me - They don't always start on time either. You could be waiting hours before you get called in. Mine was the first of the day, and we got called in nearly an hour late for that!!!
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