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TOPIC: PIP deadline postal delays

PIP deadline postal delays 7 months 2 weeks ago #207727

Hi there,

Some people say the DWP allow for postal delays, others say if they don’t receive your PIP form by the end of the deadline date, they will stop your claim. Will this still apply with the bad weather? I posted mine yesterday morning (transferring from DLA) and the deadline is Tuesday so I’m just a bit worried it won’t get there on time.

Thanks :),

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PIP deadline postal delays 7 months 2 weeks ago #207747

PAul

They don't take account of Christmas, so I would not rely on them considering the snow so I would give the PIP Helpline a call to tell them that the form was posted yesterday but delivery could be effected by the weather conditions.

Did you use a tracked post so you have proof of postage?

Gordon

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PIP deadline postal delays 7 months 2 weeks ago #207772

Hi Gordon,

Thank you for your reply. Have given them a call and the person on the end said she couldn’t see it being an issue (especially because their call centre is the only one open today and Royal Mail have said they’re having problems). She has noted it on my file that it may be a little late due to the weather and that I have been in touch to warn them so that the case manager can ‘take it into consideration,’ so I guess at the end of the day it will be at the discretion of the CM. Fingers crossed it gets there.

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PIP deadline postal delays 7 months 2 weeks ago #207788

Paul

Give them a call next week to confirm receipt of your form.

Gordon

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