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The roll out of PIP is running far behind schedule, the DWP have confirmed.

All existing DLA claimants should have been ‘invited’ to claim PIP by April of this year.

But a poster on the Rightsnet forum has confirmed that this target is now history.

Instead the aim is now that all working age DLA claimants will have received their invitation letters by late 2018, with the final assessments and transfers not being completed until mid-2019.

However, we reported last month that there had been a huge fall in the number of DLA to PIP cases being sent to Atos and Capita since January of this year.

So, whether the DWP will stick to this new target remains to be seen.

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#1 AL 2017-08-09 19:29
Hi if I was invited to claim in a letter PIP from DLA on Thursday 3rd of August 2017 and told you will be sent a Claims form to fill in and return with any medical evidence by the date on this form and was able to do this, assuming the PIP CLAIMS form was delivered on time, or I managed to get through via phone and explain that I needed more time to do so, How long would it be roughly before I would get an appointment with a Health Professional on average as I believe things are behind? Can anyone help me with this I think it could be 10 to 12 weeks if not longer just a guess
Kind regards Algy Hi if I was invited to claim in a letter PIP from DLA on Thursday 3rd of August 2017 and told you will be sent a Claims form to fill in and return with any medical evidence by the date on this form and was able to do this, assuming the PIP CLAIMS form was delivered on time, or I managed to get through via phone and explain that I needed more time to do so, How long would it be roughly before I would get an appointment with a Health Professional on average as I believe things are behind? Can anyone help me with this I think it could be 10 to 12 weeks if not longer just a guess
Kind regards Algy. I believe if you don't claim by the said date you can not claim PIP from DLA

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