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Hi, I'm Monti

justmonti
justmonti Community member Posts: 3 Connected
edited January 15 in PIP, DLA, and AA
Hi, I'm Monti and live in Greater London.  I've been on DLA and then PIP since 2007. Came here looking for some advice so will be reading to see of its been answered.
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  • Ada
    Ada Scope Member Posts: 11,204 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @justmonti warm welcome from me 
    why not ask your questions here. You will no doubt have replies and advice should you need it. 
    Good luck 
  • Jimm_Scope
    Jimm_Scope Posts: 2,300 Scope online community team
    edited January 15
    Hi @justmonti, welcome to the scope community :) you're in good company here. There are many people here who have been on DLA and PIP, as well as people who have or are just going through the PIP process right now (like me!).

    What sort of advice are you looking for? Do you have a review coming up?
    They/Them, however they are no wrong pronouns with me so whatever you feel most comfortable with
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  • justmonti
    justmonti Community member Posts: 3 Connected
    My Blue Badge and Disabled Bus Pass run out on 24th May, which is when my PIP is due for renewal. Both Blue Badge and bus pass say I need to show my PIP award.  PIP have had my renewal form since March 2023 but when I rang them to explain my problem they said its not due to be looked over until nearer to March 2024 which is when my claim expires.  It takes about 17 weeks for an updated Blue badge where I live and I assume the bus pass is similar. What do I do. How can I get them renewed without a PIP letter?
  • Jimm_Scope
    Jimm_Scope Posts: 2,300 Scope online community team
    You can ask PIP to send a letter I believe stating your previous award and that you are still getting your reward. I'm afraid the only way to contact them is by phone, I wish they had an email but no.

    I'm going to move this over to our PIP discussion, we have some people in our community who are very knowledgeable about PIP. More than I know about it certainly! It'll be more visible to them there and we can hopefully get a more certain answer for you
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  • justmonti
    justmonti Community member Posts: 3 Connected
    They sent me a letter when I renewed my Blue Badge in August 2023 but because it was only valid until March this year that's when it expires again..

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