Sorry for late response, just not had the time to sit, read and respond just now as I am in the middle of a horrid flare after this surgery.
It is pretty disheartening reading the responses as we all seem to be in the same boat. It is 6 months now since I applied for PIP. I rang them last week and told them how disgusted I was that there has been no correspondence. I received an apology over the phone and was told about the back log as some of you have mentioned. She also said that they were also being audited. What the hell?? It just sounds like the whole thing is a shambles. I imagine big massive stacks of our forms sitting in some big room that are never being touched. :-(.
I attended a pain management course yesterday and the majority of the people there stated that the DWP and ATOS are actually a cause of a lot of their stress, and stress in turn causes pain which makes our fibro worse! Since getting ill I have been rudely awoken to all this nonsense with ATOS and DWP. It is soul destroying and you feel as though you are literally begging for pennies!! Which we are, as our illness has robbed us of the ability of working fulltime and earning a decent living
. Anyway moan over..... hope you're all well.