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Pip review but award ended on 15th October?

Sophs50522
Sophs50522 Community member Posts: 11 Listener
Good evening, my reward was extended from October 15th 2022 - Oct 15th 2023 due to covid extension.  They sent me a renewal form in April and they said they are still processing it. 
Should I be concerned? 

A friend sent off her review only 4 weeks before mine and had an assessment within 7 weeks. 
She lives near so I'm really confused why there would.be a delay on mine for this long but not one month earlier on hers? 

I received a text last month saying they was still reviewing it. 
It was a tribunal award, do that change anything? 


Thank you 

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 52,172 Disability Gamechanger
    Your PIP award should continue until a decision is made on your review but as you were awarded by a Tribunal i'd advise you to contact PIP to ask if it will continue. Although as it's already been extended i would expect it to continue until the decision is made.  

    There are long delays for a lot of people for reviews. Your friend was an exception. This just proves that each individual case is different and it's not just backlogs that cause delays.

    We have members that are still waiting a whole year after returning the review form. Once an appointment becomes available then you will be contacted.
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  • Sophs50522
    Sophs50522 Community member Posts: 11 Listener
    Hi poppy. 

    OK thank you, I will ring them on Monday just to make sure. 
    The anxiety these reviews cause are so draining.

    Thanks again! 
  • woodbine
    woodbine Community member Posts: 11,285 Disability Gamechanger
    My OH waited ten months from sending back her review to having the assessment had a text this week to say a decision has been made.
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  • Sophs50522
    Sophs50522 Community member Posts: 11 Listener
    Hey woodbine, 

    Oh that's a long wait isn't it, I have read that it can take a while! 
    Was really hoping I'd avoid having an assessment but I think with my change of circumstances it's highly likely I will need one. 

    Good luck with the decision, Hope it's good news🤞 
  • bobby123
    bobby123 Community member Posts: 180 Courageous
    woodbine said:
    My OH waited ten months from sending back her review to having the assessment had a text this week to say a decision has been made.
    What was the decision
  • Jimm_Scope
    Jimm_Scope Posts: 2,285 Scope online community team
    Let us know how you get on @Sophs50522

    Seems to be a lot of PIP 2 year awards ending just now. I wonder if that coincides with the beginning of high inflation around late 2021.
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  • Sophs50522
    Sophs50522 Community member Posts: 11 Listener
    Let us know how you get on @Sophs50522

    Seems to be a lot of PIP 2 year awards ending just now. I wonder if that coincides with the beginning of high inflation around late 2021.

    I will do! 

    My PIP was awarded for 3 years but lost a year with the appeal and then they extended a year with covid. 

    It comes around pretty quick doesn't it! I've heard they are supposed to be making assessments easier in the future whether that's true or not I don't know! 
  • woodbine
    woodbine Community member Posts: 11,285 Disability Gamechanger
    bobby123 said:
    woodbine said:
    My OH waited ten months from sending back her review to having the assessment had a text this week to say a decision has been made.
    What was the decision
    Will be in the post in around two weeks time, so the wait goes on.
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