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Dreaded PIP Award Review form

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rubin16
rubin16 Community member, Scope Member Posts: 787 Disability Gamechanger
Hi,

I have just woke up this morning with the dreaded big brown envelope with a PIP review form in. I'm now panicking as it says to return it on the 29th May which isn't long to gather evidence and things.

Any tips on how to write it as I really struggle with things like this, I know I have to describe and give examples on how things affect me but just worried I'll get things wrong.

Also what happens after this as this is my first review, will I have to have another phone assessment or something.

Thanks in advance for your help.
I have Autism, ADHD, Schizophrenia, Gilberts Syndrome and Crohn's Disease and have knowledge in these areas.


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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,131 Disability Gamechanger
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    You can ring PIP to ask for extra time to return the form.

    You should treat it as a new claim, even if there’s no changes. Any extra evidence you have should be sent with the form. You should use extra sheets of paper because there’s never enough of space in the form. Make sure you add your name and NI number to everything you send. 

    Most people have assessments which are still mostly by telephone so you should expect one of those again. There’s huge delays with review decisions so you could be waiting quite a considerable length of time before you hear anything. 

    Your current award will continue until a decision is made. 
    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.
  • rubin16
    rubin16 Community member, Scope Member Posts: 787 Disability Gamechanger
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    Thanks poppy for your help, I am going to try pluck the courage today to goto the stationary shop down the road and pick up some lined paper to write on. Theres really no space what so ever on the form as its only 2 spaces wide per question.

    I don't mind the waiting bit, but it will be a constant worry till its finished with again I just remember how stressful it was the first time round.

    I'm going to try get most of it done over the weekend and send the evidence I currently have, it says you can send more evidence later, so I'll ask for reports off my social workers and care co-ordinator to assist and send them later when I have them.
    I have Autism, ADHD, Schizophrenia, Gilberts Syndrome and Crohn's Disease and have knowledge in these areas.


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