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peterchahalpeterchahal Member Posts: 6 Listener
I HAD A PIP INTERVIEW TWO WEEKS AGO WHEN DO I GET A DECISION ON MY CLAIM

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  • maggie54maggie54 Member Posts: 11 Connected
    My husbands took about 6 weeks 
  • peterchahalpeterchahal Member Posts: 6 Listener
  • BenefitsTrainingCoBenefitsTrainingCo Member Posts: 2,692 Pioneering
    Hi Peterchahal

    Processing times vary but the most recent statistics show that it takes an average of 11 weeks to get a decision. This is 11 weeks from the time the initial phone call is made. Another statistic is 7 weeks from the time the DWP refers the case for an assessment.

    I hope you get the right decision but if you think it might be wrong then contact us again as soon as you can.

    David
    The Benefits Training Co:
    Paul Bradley
    Michael Chambers
    Will Hadwen
    Sarah Hayle
    Maria Solomon
    David Stickland
  • shazzirvine7180shazzirvine7180 Member Posts: 14 Listener
    My husbands decision took 10 weeks from date of home assessment!! Only to be kept on the low rate he was getting on dla. Even though since then he has had a heart attack and the aneurism in his head has grown. And the report from the accessor which was with the decision is totally alien to the assessment  that that took place in our home
  • AlexAlex Scope Team Posts: 1,325 Scope community team
    @peterchahal Hi Peter, have you heard from the DWP yet?

    Let us know if we can help with anything.
  • BenefitsTrainingCoBenefitsTrainingCo Member Posts: 2,692 Pioneering
    peterchahal - if it goes to longer that 3 months it is worth thinking about a complaint. PIP delays used to be a real problem but they have been getting better so do follow it up if it is much longer than the average.

    shazzirvine7180 it is possible to complain to ATOS/Capita if you don't agree with the assessment and feel it doesn't represent what happened at the assessment. Also, if you think your husband isn't on the right rate of PIP, you can ask for a mandatory reconsideration and then appeal if necessary. It might be worth looking at the PIP self-test to see if you agree with the points he has been given. 

    Will
    The Benefits Training Co:
    Paul Bradley
    Michael Chambers
    Will Hadwen
    Sarah Hayle
    Maria Solomon
    David Stickland
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