When will I get a decision on my claim for PIP?

Given the restriction measures currently in place due to coronavirus, some rules around claiming and assessments for benefits have been changed or relaxed in the short term. Please check our Coronavirus (Covid-19): Welfare and benefits section to ensure you are getting the most up to date information or call the RNIB Helpline on 0303 123 9999, from 8am to 8pm weekdays or 9am to 1pm Saturdays.

You will not receive a formal indication at the face-to-face assessment of whether you will be awarded PIP. After you have had your assessment, the healthcare professional will complete their report. They will then send it to a DWP case manager who will decide whether or not to award you PIP and, if it is awarded, at what rate and for how long.

The average time for a PIP decision is 12 weeks from the date of the claim. However, this does vary from case to case.

More information can be found on RNIB's PIP web page.

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