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Pip review affecting other benefits

peachypie
peachypie Community member Posts: 33 Listener
Sorry to ask quite scared now im only on lowest pip just 20+pound a week im filling  out my review form and scared it won't get back on time  but last night was told if I get turned down or my forms dont get there on time they stop my pip and it will affect my universal credit claim I don't get any premium with pip but people are saying they can stop all my benefits if these forms don't get to them on time or they stop my claim if they think I'm better this is scary and very stressful if its true anybody know I didn't think they were linked 

Comments

  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 52,444 Disability Gamechanger
    Yes, your PIP could stop if you don't return the form on time. As advised in your other thread yesterday, you can ring PIP to ask for some extra time to return it and they will give you an extra 2 weeks.

    It will not affect your UC if you don't return the form. UC is a separate benefit, with different crtieria.
    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.
  • peachypie
    peachypie Community member Posts: 33 Listener
    I've read a thread on another forum saying as I'm on universal credit with a lwrca that if my pip didn't get there on time and they stopped my pip it would stop my lwrca as its an extra benefit with universal credit and the dwp will see everything too im really stressed now I'm only young and my mental health is not good right now a few people have mentioned it but I don't know how true this anymore my memory isn't the best right now 
  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community member Posts: 15,900 Disability Gamechanger
    PIP isn't an extra benefit with UC, they are quite separate benefits, as poppy advised above. Anything that happens with a PIP claim in no way affects UC, nor LCWRA which is part of UC. There's no need to worry about this, just sorry you've read incorrect info elsewhere.
  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community member Posts: 15,900 Disability Gamechanger
    Have you tried ringing when the lines open at 9am @Sammie74 - that's the best time if you can, hopefully avoiding these long waits; it must be frustrating to get cut off.
  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community member Posts: 15,900 Disability Gamechanger
    I'm sorry you've not been at all good. Please don't put no change & nothing else on your review form. You should try & give as much detail as you did with your initial claim form. The sort of things you mention are all important & you should write about them if you possibly can saying when they happened, & what exactly happened, the effect it had on you, both then & any later consequences.
    There's not a lot of space, but don't think you have to limit yourself to that as you can always add extra pages at the end. Just make sure you put your name & National Insurance number on any additional pages.
    Hope you can get through to get extra time so you can complete your review form well.
  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community member Posts: 15,900 Disability Gamechanger
    edited December 2023
    It must be very difficult for you remembering all your past traumas, but hope you get some good help to further support you, as well as all the support you get from your Mum.
    When you're completing your form try & give instances such as you've said here, but if for example you could say exactly when things have happened, i.e. give the date, or say last week, or a couple of weeks ago for example a,b,c, happened, that would be better than talking in general.
    Try & say why you find it difficult engaging with other people face to face, what happened when you last tried, how did it leave you feeling attempting or doing this, do you need support from another person, etc.
    What happened when you had a bad day & unfortunately self harmed? When was this, what did you do, & did your Mum for example see this.
    Describe the day you ended up in hospital in as much detail as you can, remembering to say when this happened. I know this all won't be easy, but it may be easier giving as much detail as you can now as there's not always the time to go through everything if you have an assessment. Good luck.
  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community member Posts: 15,900 Disability Gamechanger
    Usually your GP would be sent a discharge letter if you were admitted to hospital. Sometimes your GP is contacted, but I wouldn't rely on it happening.
    Yes, at least giving the month something happened would be good; just do the best that you can.
  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community member Posts: 15,900 Disability Gamechanger
    You should describe all of your days if things fluctuate, but PIP is about how you are most days, so try & indicate how you are most days of the week/month so the assessor will know. You should never just describe your worst days as that would seem like all of your days are like that. You should however describe when things were worse for you to show how badly you're affected.
  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community member Posts: 15,900 Disability Gamechanger
    Yes, these all show the difficulties you face, & that you can't do these things most days.

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