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TOPIC: PIP timescales

PIP timescales 6 years 4 months ago #109585

  • womble
HI,

I know it is a bit hard to tell with it being new but does anyone know how long it takes to go through a pip claim.

Basically I made the initial phone call on the 6th of August. On the 21st they phoned to say they will be sending a form out. As I hadn't got anything I called them today and they said it should arrive by the 4th of September and to call back if it hasn't by then. It will be dated showing that it has to be returned by the 20th of September though as they have it recorded as being sent out on the 22nd.

I can't seem to find anything that shows if the above timescales is right or not really and if I can get the form sorted and back to them by the 20th, how long will it then take for them to look at it and decide if I need an interview or not.

This is my first time attempting to claim so I am just wary to make sure I'm doing everything I can to help the process I guess. Would they date any money if I am lucky enough to be awarded something from the 6th of august when I made the inital call or will it just be wait and see and it would start when it starts.

Thanks

Womble

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PIP timescales 6 years 4 months ago #109587

I'm afraid that we don't have many members who have yet been through the PIP process, so I can't give you any idea of how long it might take.

Do make use of our guides when filling in the claim form and come back here if yo0u have any further questions

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PIP timescales 6 years 4 months ago #109590

Womble

I am afraid that PIP is far to new for us to have any real understanding of the timescales involved in a claim, although in the longer term I would expect the process to be similar to DLA at about 13 weeks.

At the moment we only know of a few member who have started the claim process and none have so far completed it. From other forums it seems that some have had very quick claims, less than 13 weeks, but far more are reporting significant delays throughout the process; forms being sent out, assessments being booked and held, and finally Decisions being made. It is not clear whether this is regional or across the country, ATOS vs. Capita.

Gordon
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PIP timescales 6 years 4 months ago #109594

  • womble
I guessed that might be the answer :(I'll let you know how I get on anyway so it can help others later.

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PIP timescales 6 years 2 months ago #112542

  • womble
A quick update on my claim.

I had the forms sent by the 20th of September even though I didn't have the full 4 weeks to fill them in as they came late.

I phoned on the 4/10 to check they had them ok, and they said the case had been sent to atos to arrange an interview and they would be in touch soon.

I phoned the dwp today and they said it was still with atos so they can't advise any further on time scales, but gave me the number for atos.

I phoned atos today as well and they said it is being scrutinised, and they can't give any idea how long that will take, or when I might be asked for an interview. I said would it be this year or next year and they said hopefully this year but they can't tell with the backlog.

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PIP timescales 6 years 1 month ago #114358

  • womble
just thought I would post an update to help people still waiting.

5th November letter came with the date for atos assessment.
29th November date of assessment.

I asked at the assessment how long it would take to hear anything, she shrugged and said well you know what dwp are like. I thought well they have said exactly the same about atos, and it taking forever to be assessed.

I am guessing that means not this year still though. I can't decide if I wait till after Christmas or just contact my mp now to see if they can do anything to help as it is a blooming long time to wait. This is assuming I will get it and not have to appeal as well.

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