Hello everybody, I claimed PIP in April 2013 and eventually received my forms in August 2013 after two more phone calls. I returned the forms and ATOS have had them since Oct 18th 2013, I was told on the phone when I had to ring yet again to see what the delay was, that I require a medical. They have told me there is a 26 week delay in my area ((Manchester) for medicals. It is now well beyond the 26 weeks and I have written to my local councillor, the DWP Ian Duncan Smith and the PM at 10 Downing Street such is my fighting spirit and they have all responded with trivialising letters omitting an apology and basically passing the buck. Has anyone else had any such issues as I am at the end of my tether with this issue and considering involving the press. Thank you for reading. Jayne.
Ps: I was awarded ESA without a medical which was also a long laborious process fraught with negligence issues and serious complaints which resulted in a huge back payment when I was awarded the benefit.