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TOPIC: PIP and ESA claim deadlines.

PIP and ESA claim deadlines. 11 months 3 days ago #171329

I read in the forum that after the initial telephone call to claim PIP,the form usually takes few weeks to arrive, however the next day after I telephoned them I received a text message saying that they have sent the forms?

and how long does it take them to process a new PIP claim currently?

the reason I ask this is because I have to complete both ESA and PIP at the same time which is really overwhelming and was hoping the 2 weeks arriving time of PIP form will give me more time to focus of filling my ESA form.

also, in the PIP guides I read people will be asked about mental health problems during initial phone interview and will be given more time to fill in the form, however during my interview I was only asked if I was hospitalised for my mental health problem which I was not, and I think for this reason they are not going to give me any extra time to complete the forms.(?)

any advice?

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PIP and ESA claim deadlines. 11 months 3 days ago #171331


The PIP2 usually arrives around 10 days after the initial phone call and you will have 1 month to complete it, counting from the date on the form (this includes postage each way). A 2 week extension is usually given by DWP on request.

The initial steps of the PIP claim are usually quite quick - that is, up to and including the face2face if one is needed. It is between the face2face and decision where things take the time - currently around 8 weeks.

If the PIP2 has not arrived within 10-14 days, it is worth phoning to check what is happening, just in case something has gone awry.

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