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Pip review

Miarose17 Community member Posts: 31 Listener
Hi ive got my pip review next june wot exactly is a pip review wot do they ask you  thanks nev


  • bg844
    bg844 Community member Posts: 3,887 Disability Gamechanger
    A review usually takes place around 6 months before your award is due to end, check your decision letter for this. However, due to backlogs at present they are sending review forms out around 8 months before and as your review isn't due until next June this may change.

    You will be sent a shorter PIP form in the post asking if there's any changes for each activity, do not just write 'no change; you should instead go in to detail of how your condition affects your daily living and mobility activities giving real-world examples. You should not assume that an assessor reading this form will have access to your previous forms and evidence. 

    You will then need to send the form, with all relevant new evidence (nothing you have sent in before) back using the pre-paid envelope provided. You must do this by the date on the letter you receive, if you can't then you will need to request an extension by phoning the PIP helpline.

    After a few weeks/months you may get contacted by the Assessment Providers in regards to a re-assessment, this is very similar to any previous assessments, if you have had any and is a good chance to explain your conditions and needs. There are 4 different assessment types you can have: face-to-face, video call, telephone and finally paper-based, these final types of assessment are rare but not unachievable and having one of these means that a decision is made using your form and evidence only compared to having to speak to someone.

    Payments continue until a new decision is made, even if your current PIP award is due to run out. You will receive a letter confirming this.

    See an old example of what a review form looks like (although they have been updated now) here:
  • Jimm_Scope
    Jimm_Scope Posts: 2,285 Scope online community team
    Hi @Miarose17, a PIP review is (usually) an easier process than the initial application. @bg844 has already given a really good overview of the process. It's a shorter form and you may or may not need an assessment, which is similar to the initial assessment. 

    When you get the form Citizen's advice have a good page to help advise you in filling it in Help with your PIP review form - Citizens Advice
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  • Miarose17
    Miarose17 Community member Posts: 31 Listener
    Thankyou everyone 
  • poolgirl
    poolgirl Community member Posts: 10 Listener
    Hi all I contacted pip in August for a change in circumstances.  Forms and evidence all sent and got a text on Wednesday  saying review is complete.  Will it be backdated if I am awarded a higher amount please 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 52,172 Disability Gamechanger
    poolgirl said:
    Hi all I contacted pip in August for a change in circumstances.  Forms and evidence all sent and got a text on Wednesday  saying review is complete.  Will it be backdated if I am awarded a higher amount please 

    That was exceptionally quick. As you reported changes if the award is higher then you will be owed the difference between your current award and any new award from the date you rang to report the changes.
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