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    • End98
    • By End98 17th Apr 18, 8:33 PM
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    PIP how long after returning the forms do you hear anything?
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    • 17th Apr 18, 8:33 PM
    PIP how long after returning the forms do you hear anything? 17th Apr 18 at 8:33 PM
    About 10 weeks ago my PIP form was returned, a letter recieved about a week later to say forms have been recieved by Capita from the DWP.

    Is it normal to wait over 2 months to hear something more?

    Thankyou to each and every person who responds.
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    • 17th Apr 18, 9:24 PM
    About 10 weeks ago my PIP form was returned, a letter recieved about a week later to say forms have been recieved by Capita from the DWP.

    Is it normal to wait over 2 months to hear something more?

    Thankyou to each and every person who responds.
    Originally posted by End98
    There's no timescales. Some wait weeks, whilst others wait months. Expect a face 2 face assessment as it's rare not to have one.
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    • By K80 Black 17th Apr 18, 9:44 PM
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    • 17th Apr 18, 9:44 PM
    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=4741436

    This rather long thread might be of interest. For me it was 4 months total from applying to recieving an award - your local area might be totally different.
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    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=4741436

    This rather long thread might be of interest. For me it was 4 months total from applying to recieving an award - your local area might be totally different.
    Originally posted by K80 Black
    That thread is very old now and a lot of it dates back to 2013 when PIP first came out. Backlogs are a lot less now in most areas and most of that thread isn't really relevant anymore.
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    About 10 weeks ago my PIP form was returned, a letter recieved about a week later to say forms have been recieved by Capita from the DWP.

    Is it normal to wait over 2 months to hear something more?

    Thankyou to each and every person who responds.
    Originally posted by End98
    I'm sure you are anxious to hear from them, but they will contact you in time. As they have sent you a letter stating that the form has been received, it is just a waiting game.

    My PIP form was sent in by mid June last year and within 3-4 weeks I received a letter saying that an appointment had been made for a face to face assessment for 6th August at my home. Only three weeks after my face to face I received a decision letter. My application was dealt with fairly quickly, but I think timescales vary.
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    If you're concerned give them a call, early morning likely the least wait.

    The waiting time does seem to vary a lot by area and when in the process you're called - I returned my PIP 2 on one of the May bank holiday weeks and had a face to face few weeks later, decision after that took 8 weeks. that was 2016 in the north west.

    I found the text updates helpful in letting me know what was going on, and that the process was proceeding as it had to.
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