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TOPIC: How long?

How long? 9 months 2 days ago #166551

At the risk of repeating whats probably been asked a million times, how long can I expect to receive a decision on the "DLA to PIP" form Ive filled in?
Will it take weeks or months?
Just wondering, I know any answer will be approximate of course ..... Ive sent a letter from my GP requesting my husband has a home assessment if required.

Many thanks to all involved who help everyone. My husband and I find the guides invaluable.

Once again thank you. :)

How long? 9 months 2 days ago #166564

Hi Mia and Welcome to the forum, you might want to have a look at the following FAQ which explains where everything is

Welcome to Benefits and Work

On the whole, assessments are usually arranged within a few weeks of the PIP2 form being submitted. It is the stage between the assessment and the decision that is taking a while at the moment, with a typical wait being around 8-12 weeks.

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How long? 9 months 2 days ago #166578


The whole process should take about 16 weeks.


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How long? 8 months 3 weeks ago #167373


I recieved a letter requesting my husband attend an assessment in a 2 weeks time, (rather a quick reply as forecast by you :) ) in spite of the fact we sent a GP letter requesting a home visit and listing his medical problems.

I rung DWP to ask about a home visit and the lady on the phone looked at the Gp letter we sent with his claim and seemed a little annoyed that ATOS hadn't taken any notice of it. She said the GP had even typed in bold do as to draw attention to it so she couldn't understand why they'd asked for a outside consultation.
She said to ring them and ask them to look at the GPs letter.

I rung ATOS and a gentlemen said that our claim obviously didn't meet the requirements necessary for a home visit and my husband had to be 100% housebound to qualify for one. He said all the criteria had changed..... (though he didn't look at the letter)

I ignored him and asked for a request for a home visit anyway.
He said someone would be in touch with my GP to confirm hubby is 100% housebound but as he isn't he wouldn't qualify.
I felt like he was pressurising me. He even offered an assessment centre that was 2 mile closer than the one offered.
I still insisted on a home visit request.
He said the whole process of contacting ur GP would take approx a week.
Seems silly when they have a letter from him already...sigh.

I thought Id post to let others know of our experience, and to ask ...Do you have to be 100% housebound for home visit?

How long? 8 months 3 weeks ago #167390


Home visit decisions are made by the Assessment Provider, the DWP will not usually interfere before the claimant has been classed as failing to attend, a situation to be avoided wherever possible.


How long? 8 months 2 weeks ago #167931

Just thought I'd update whats happened so far.
After speaking on the phone to Atos on the Friday morning and the gentleman on the phone saying it should take approx a week, we received a letter on Tuesday saying after they'd looked at our claim again (this time probably taking note of our GPs request) hubby could have a home assessment and that we'd receive an appointment when one became available.

We were surprised (and pleased) to get another letter the day after (Wednesday) to confirm an appointment on the 19th for a home assessment in the afternoon.

From Friday to Wednesday to cancel an assessment at one of their centres and to receive an appointment for a home visit was really speedy and less than a week :)

Now all we need to do is wait. :)
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