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PIP review arrived with no date on to return by

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bluefox
bluefox Community member Posts: 642 Pioneering
Hello

My PIP form arrived with no date on the for when the form has to arrive back to the DWP by?

it’s on the most awful piece of paper. Like grey and doesn’t look well printed out. 

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,250 Disability Gamechanger
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    You will need to contact them to ask. Usually it's about 1 month from when they sent it out to you. You can ask for extra time to return it and they will give a couple of extra weeks.
    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.
  • bluefox
    bluefox Community member Posts: 642 Pioneering
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    You will need to contact them to ask. Usually it's about 1 month from when they sent it out to you. You can ask for extra time to return it and they will give a couple of extra weeks.
    I’ll tell them I received it on the 12th and want up to 6 weeks to complete it due to my conditions. 

    That’s reasonable I think?
  • OverlyAnxious
    OverlyAnxious Community member Posts: 2,804 Disability Gamechanger
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    DWP are trying to reduce their environmental impact.  The paper is probably recycled and non-bleached.  Same reason envelopes are all brown now.  It's possible the toner they use doesn't take well to this paper.  If you're concerned it's not genuine, then best to contact them and double check.

    (Of course, it would be more environmentally friendly if it was all done online...  :# )
  • bluefox
    bluefox Community member Posts: 642 Pioneering
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    Even after the review form is sent, can I still send medical evidence thereafter? 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,250 Disability Gamechanger
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    bluefox said:
    Even after the review form is sent, can I still send medical evidence thereafter? 

    Yes anytime. However, if you can send everything when returning the form it's always better. Remember sending multiple pieces of the same evidence all saying the same thing isn't helpful. Less is often more.
    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.
  • bluefox
    bluefox Community member Posts: 642 Pioneering
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    bluefox said:
    Even after the review form is sent, can I still send medical evidence thereafter? 

    Yes anytime. However, if you can send everything when returning the form it's always better. Remember sending multiple pieces of the same evidence all saying the same thing isn't helpful. Less is often more.
    It doesn't help that I've got to have a dispute with my GP practice about missing diagnoses on my summary record. I'm quite annoyed about that, as I don't want to include my psychiatrist letter because she got my risk wrong. I'm only being given scripts one week at a time at the moment.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,250 Disability Gamechanger
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    PIP isn't about a diagnosis and never has been.
    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.
  • bluefox
    bluefox Community member Posts: 642 Pioneering
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    PIP isn't about a diagnosis and never has been.
    I'm glad you've said that because this time around I'm going to include every single symptom I have, including my OCD ones. I'm leaving this time with putting everything on paper that affects me.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,250 Disability Gamechanger
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    Which is what you should always do. Don't forget to also include those all important real world examples.
    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.
  • bluefox
    bluefox Community member Posts: 642 Pioneering
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    Which is what you should always do. Don't forget to also include those all important real world examples.
    How do I explain I might be autistic, given no diagnosis but high suspicion?
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,250 Disability Gamechanger
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    Just explain how your conditions affect you by answering each question. Autism is a huge spectrum and each individual is affected quite differently so I can’t tell you exactly what to write. 
    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.
  • bluefox
    bluefox Community member Posts: 642 Pioneering
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    They said 30th September in a phone call for it to be returned. Do I have to factor in how long it may take the form to get there?
  • OverlyAnxious
    OverlyAnxious Community member Posts: 2,804 Disability Gamechanger
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    bluefox said:
    They said 30th September in a phone call for it to be returned. Do I have to factor in how long it may take the form to get there?
    Yes, plus the time it takes for the mail room to sort it and get it uploaded onto the system.  It's best to post as early as you can.
  • bluefox
    bluefox Community member Posts: 642 Pioneering
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    bluefox said:
    They said 30th September in a phone call for it to be returned. Do I have to factor in how long it may take the form to get there?
    Yes, plus the time it takes for the mail room to sort it and get it uploaded onto the system.  It's best to post as early as you can.
    And I can send evidence in after the deadline in the form of letters etc 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,250 Disability Gamechanger
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    bluefox said:
    And I can send evidence in after the deadline in the form of letters etc 

    As advised here.
    bluefox said:
    Even after the review form is sent, can I still send medical evidence thereafter? 

    Yes anytime. However, if you can send everything when returning the form it's always better. Remember sending multiple pieces of the same evidence all saying the same thing isn't helpful. Less is often more.

    When returning the form make sure you get proof of posting, which is free from any post office. Next day delivery isn't needed for returning anything to DWP.
    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.
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