Can anyone tell me how long you have to wait for your assessment after applying for PIP.

I received my letter this week to apply and was told by staff at the centre my payments will stop on the 25 December and as the post will not be able to reach me by them expect all payments to stop and my car will be gone by the end of January.

My Husband does what he can to help me but we pay for extra help.

Every time we look at each other we just cry.

I missed out by 1 month and 1 day other wise we would not have to through this.

10 Replies

  • Thanks for your reply. I think my problem is it all is centred around the Christmas and New year breaks.

  • Thanks. I have not even got the form yet and they think it's unlikely this side of Christmas but I will also send back by special when it does arrive.

  • the form is on line, comes through within days,

  • Thanks. I asked to deal with all correspondence on line and was told that is not possible

  • I returned my forms by return of post and am being seen next week. MaryF

  • Thanks for your help

  • Hi Pip,they don't stop your payments, this is only done if you don't send back the paper work, I had an extended two weeks for my paperwork as I informed them that I hadn't been well. Take care. x

  • Mine was refused despite my APS, CKD and Heart Failure. Didn't get enough ticks in their boxes, quite upset to be honest. I have a Freedom travel pass, but the DWP have been awful to me.

  • So sorry to hear that but you can appeal

  • Well folks I had my PIP turned down. I appealed and got my MP involved.

    Last week the DWP phoned and said my appeal has been successful.

    I was 2 days away from losing my Motabilty car.

    I am so pleased every thing is now sorted but do feel the assessment was handled badly in the first place and would have saved a lot of distress.

    With this disease we do not need stress.



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