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Just sent off review form

vixen_5053
vixen_5053 Community member Posts: 57 Connected
edited March 2 in PIP, DLA, and AA
Have just sent off my review form yesterday. Award is due to end October 2023. 

Just wanted to put this discussion on here to remind me when I sent it off. I know it may be a long wait but fingers crossed it’s not too long. I’ve filled it in putting a few real world examples for each descriptor that applies so hopefully award stays the same, enhanced for both. Had a few specialist letters and my repeat prescription list also. 

I don’t post much on here but have been reading through all the posts and the advice on here is brilliant and much appreciated to everyone who gives it. 

These links were very helpful also when filling out the form:




Will keep you all updated. 

Thanks. 
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  • vixen_5053
    vixen_5053 Community member Posts: 57 Connected
    UPDATE!!

    Just to update everyone, after sending off my review form in April 2023, I received a text message on the 21st February that my review was complete. I didn’t have to have another assessment, or even a phone call from DWP.

    Received the letter today and I have been kept on the same rates, enhanced for both, for an ongoing period. Very happy and it has been an easy process.

    I followed the advice on here, sent a lot of anecdotal evidence for each descriptor on my form, giving at least 2 examples for each that affected me. I also sent off a few consultant letters and my repeat prescription also. 

    Thanks everyone for the advice on here, it is much appreciated.

    Does this mean I have been awarded for 10 years?

     Thanks. 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 53,808 Disability Gamechanger
    That’s great news. Yes, ongoing is 10 years. 
    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.
  • Biblioklept
    Biblioklept Community member Posts: 4,682 Disability Gamechanger
    YIPPEEEEEE!!! That's wonderful @vixen_5053!! You must be so relieved, no worry now for 10 years!! <3
  • Albus_Scope
    Albus_Scope Posts: 3,817 Scope online community team
    Amazing news @vixen_5053, congratulations!  That must be a huge weight off your mind now. 
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  • Rosie_Scope
    Rosie_Scope Posts: 2,079 Scope online community team
    Great news @vixen_5053! What a relief for you! Hope you're having a little celebration somehow :)
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  • ChrisSCOPEhtfc94
    ChrisSCOPEhtfc94 Community member Posts: 84 Connected
    UPDATE!!

    Just to update everyone, after sending off my review form in April 2023, I received a text message on the 21st February that my review was complete. I didn’t have to have another assessment, or even a phone call from DWP.

    Received the letter today and I have been kept on the same rates, enhanced for both, for an ongoing period. Very happy and it has been an easy process.

    I followed the advice on here, sent a lot of anecdotal evidence for each descriptor on my form, giving at least 2 examples for each that affected me. I also sent off a few consultant letters and my repeat prescription also. 

    Thanks everyone for the advice on here, it is much appreciated.

    Does this mean I have been awarded for 10 years?

     Thanks. 
    This is the outcome I’m hoping for with mine - 10 year award, same rates, no telephone call or any need to see a “health professional” in person. they’ve had my form and care plan back with them since May of last year, and I’ve had no news yet from them. Yes, I’m still getting paid, but that is besides the point, it’s like a cloud that is still hanging over you, not knowing 100% what will happen. I should be fine, I should be, but you can never have absolutely certain. I haven’t got better. Autism doesn’t get better, there’s no magic cure. It’s angering them asking the same question are you still the same? I only got a four year award, this time I’m hoping they give me the 10 year award.
  • ChrisSCOPEhtfc94
    ChrisSCOPEhtfc94 Community member Posts: 84 Connected
    UPDATE!!

    Just to update everyone, after sending off my review form in April 2023, I received a text message on the 21st February that my review was complete. I didn’t have to have another assessment, or even a phone call from DWP.

    Received the letter today and I have been kept on the same rates, enhanced for both, for an ongoing period. Very happy and it has been an easy process.

    I followed the advice on here, sent a lot of anecdotal evidence for each descriptor on my form, giving at least 2 examples for each that affected me. I also sent off a few consultant letters and my repeat prescription also. 

    Thanks everyone for the advice on here, it is much appreciated.

    Does this mean I have been awarded for 10 years?

     Thanks. 
    If you said you had your decision made last month February that means you were waiting 10 months. Maybe I might FINALLY hear something seeing as they’ve had my form and care plan with them for 10 months, since May of last year. We’re in March now. It would be nice to get a text message saying they’ve awarded it me. I’ve only had the occasional text message saying they still the form  with them 😡🤬😤. 

    Getting paid still doesn’t bring total comfort — when all of this is out of the way, knowing that a silly senseless decision hasn’t been made, be able to live happily ever after.
  • Albus_Scope
    Albus_Scope Posts: 3,817 Scope online community team
    I agree @ChrisSCOPEhtfc94, having to ask if someone is still autistic, or still lacks limbs seems very silly. I keep getting 3 year awards, so I'm hoping now I have my official diagnosis, I may get an extended award.  I'm still keeping everything crossed for you! 
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  • ChrisSCOPEhtfc94
    ChrisSCOPEhtfc94 Community member Posts: 84 Connected
    UPDATE!!

    Just to update everyone, after sending off my review form in April 2023, I received a text message on the 21st February that my review was complete. I didn’t have to have another assessment, or even a phone call from DWP.

    Received the letter today and I have been kept on the same rates, enhanced for both, for an ongoing period. Very happy and it has been an easy process.

    I followed the advice on here, sent a lot of anecdotal evidence for each descriptor on my form, giving at least 2 examples for each that affected me. I also sent off a few consultant letters and my repeat prescription also. 

    Thanks everyone for the advice on here, it is much appreciated.

    Does this mean I have been awarded for 10 years?

     Thanks. 
    Had a letter last month saying it had been extended, my award, by another 12 months. Knew that would happen anyway but it doesn’t any of the frustration that they’ve not looked at my review and got it done. 🤬😡🙄

    They only give you 4 weeks to return the form then they don’t look at it for MONTHS AND MONTHS 😡🤬🙄. They don’t have the right number of case managers/decision makers to deal with the backlog. 
  • ChrisSCOPEhtfc94
    ChrisSCOPEhtfc94 Community member Posts: 84 Connected
    UPDATE!!

    Just to update everyone, after sending off my review form in April 2023, I received a text message on the 21st February that my review was complete. I didn’t have to have another assessment, or even a phone call from DWP.

    Received the letter today and I have been kept on the same rates, enhanced for both, for an ongoing period. Very happy and it has been an easy process.

    I followed the advice on here, sent a lot of anecdotal evidence for each descriptor on my form, giving at least 2 examples for each that affected me. I also sent off a few consultant letters and my repeat prescription also. 

    Thanks everyone for the advice on here, it is much appreciated.

    Does this mean I have been awarded for 10 years?

     Thanks. 
    If a PIP text message came through to me this month (10 months on from receiving my form and care plan) saying it’s been awarded that’d be amazing but I think wouldn’t wait for the letter to come. I’d want to know the details. I’d want to know it from the PIP phone line representative. It probably would be logged in the system rather quickly.
  • ChrisSCOPEhtfc94
    ChrisSCOPEhtfc94 Community member Posts: 84 Connected
    I agree @ChrisSCOPEhtfc94, having to ask if someone is still autistic, or still lacks limbs seems very silly. I keep getting 3 year awards, so I'm hoping now I have my official diagnosis, I may get an extended award.  I'm still keeping everything crossed for you! 
    If a text message rather surprisingly came through to me saying it’s been awarded I wouldn’t wait for the letter to come. Snail mail is called snail mail for a reason, it’s terribly slow, not quick. I’d probably ask the PIP phone line to read it out to me. I would want to know the details fast. Wouldn’t you blame anyone wanting to know the details as fast as they can?
  • vixen_5053
    vixen_5053 Community member Posts: 57 Connected
    Thanks everyone, relieved is an understatement, no worries for 10 years.

    Thanks again for all the advice on here, it is a great forum and would have been lost without it.

    @ChrisSCOPEhtfc94 hopefully you get the award you deserve, just follow the great advice on here and you should be fine.

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