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PIP review letter has just arrived...

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Ariana
Ariana Community member Posts: 3 Listener
Hello. I was told that my PIP had been extended until Feb 2024, but have just received a review letter (I get the impression this is happening to a lot of people).

Does anyone know - if they decide to lower or stop your PIP award, might you be asked to pay back any payments received during the review period? Or do you continue to get paid your current amount until your review is processed (which I know can take many months)? I'm worried I will be awarded less this time around and they might ask for money back. I did ask on the phone but she was unclear on the answer.

Thank you!

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,159 Disability Gamechanger
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    Your PIP was extended for their purpose, this doens't mean you weren't still due a review so receiving the form now is correct.

    You will not have to repay anything back if your award is either reduced or stopped completely. Your current award will continue until a decision is made on your review.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 7,981 Disability Gamechanger
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    I would just like to add a warm welcome @Ariana. I can hear you are feeling worried at the moment, is there anything which might help to reduce your worry? Please don't hesitate to let us know if there's anything else we can do to support you  :)
    Community Volunteer Adviser with professional knowledge of education, special educational needs and disabilities and EHCP's. Pronouns: She/her. 

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