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PIP Extension for a PIP review - trigger warning for the loss of a parent.

Luna51 Community member Posts: 283 Pioneering
Hello all

Can I ask question about the above please, thank you. 

I have been granted an extension for my youngest's PIP review that arrived on Friday of last week, it has to be in by next week, the 25th October. 
I did not want to ask for an extension, but we had Mum's funeral yesterday and today has been a really difficult day. I thought I could do it by the deadline but after today, I know I am not in the right head space to do this and do it thoroughly for my girl. 
So I called the PIP helpline, I broke down talking to the lady, I have to say she was so kind and supportive, and after going off to talk to her  manager, they have kindly granted me an extention until the 4th December, which I am so grateful for. 

But do I have to do anything else to confirm the extention, as I was a bit of a mess and did not think to ask about it. 
I am just sat here with all sorts going through my head now, Citizen's Advice wrote that you should send a letter asking for confirmation of the extention - is this advisable?

Thank you in advance and I apologise if I have upset anyone with this post. 


  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community member Posts: 15,858 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Luna51 - whilst I'd say getting something in writing is always a good idea, I must admit before I joined this forum I also asked for an extension, & there was no problem with not asking for this in writing. I feel the fact the call handler discussed this further before granting the extension for your youngest child, is only a positive.
    I can only imagine what you're going through, altho I lost my Mum many years ago, & still miss her, but her love & wisdom remain with me, & I will forever carry her in my heart.
    It's incredibly difficult to get through a funeral, & I'm so sorry about your Mum, & as a Mum yourself, you only want the best for your children, so I'm pleased you have been given extra time to do your youngest's PIP review.
  • woodbine
    woodbine Community member Posts: 11,286 Disability Gamechanger
    Sorry for your loss @Luna51 no theirs nothing you need to do, they have given you the extension, and although it's till Dec.4th I would aim to get it in the post to them by around 23rd Nov and get proof of postage when you send it off at the post office.
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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 52,180 Disability Gamechanger
    Sorry for your loss. You will higly likely still receive a reminder to return the form but please ignore that because it will be automatically generated by the system and sent out.
    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.
  • Luna51
    Luna51 Community member Posts: 283 Pioneering
    Thank you so much for your kind words and advice everyone, I think you will all understand that the kindness and knowledge shown here in times of need, is irreplaceable. 

    I agree @chiarieds - time passes us by but the bonds we shared with loved ones will always remain ❤️
  • Leigh14
    Leigh14 Community member Posts: 541 Pioneering
    I’m so sorry for your loss @Luna51 🤗🤗 
  • Luna51
    Luna51 Community member Posts: 283 Pioneering
    Leigh14 said:
    I’m so sorry for your loss @Luna51 🤗🤗 
    Thank you ❤️


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