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Pip renewal advice update

sheepy
sheepy Community member Posts: 13 Listener
Hello 

I’m hoping someone here can help me with some advice on pip renewal as there appears to be a lot of conflicting information 

I should I suppose make it clear to avoid confusion that I am officially registered as my husband’s appointee and all letters do come directly to me

my husband was granted full PIP when I applied on his behalf in 2021 up to October 2024
my understanding from the letter was that I would hear from the DWP(PIP) 12 months before this ended but so far nothing has been received 

I have tried to carry out research but  its all very confusing and conflicting despite what I have read there is no information on his original letter as to when/if renewal will be discussed unless it’s the statement that I will be contacted approximately 12 months before to discuss any changes in his circumstances which obviously hasn’t happened 

My concern is that if I leave it to the recommended 6 months before the end date and contact them to then reapply I will cause all nature of problems 

my husband suffers from extreme anxiety and other mental health issues so not something I can ever discuss with him due to the further problems that would cause 
so I could do with some clear non conflicting advice

The original letter of pip was for over 3 years so does that mean he will automatically be reassessed for a renewal ? The letter is vague and not clear

Do I just wait to hear from the DWP(PIP) if so how long might that take ?

should I contact them direct to ask what is happening ? If so when should I do this given that it finishes in October of this year

I have considered contacting them directly but my research shows that I should wait 6 months before contacting them which seems a short period of time if I have to reapply all over again but i don’t want to create problems by contacting them too soon or offend anyone in my search for information 

I originally posed a similar question in December of last year and one person was kind enough to reply suggesting that I should be contacted by them in February of 2024 but of course my fears are in overload as I have not heard anything from them as of yet 

my husband’s mental health issues complicate every issue that arises so I would be so grateful if someone could address this for me and offer simplistic advice that I can understand and work with

Thank you so much in advance for your kindness and understanding 

Comments

  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 52,452 Disability Gamechanger
    The person that advised on your other thread was me and that advice remains the same. Reviews are currently taking place about 8 months before the award is due to end, which should be sometime this month. 

    As we are only just into Feb there's time left for them to contact you. If you gave a mobile number as contact then they have been known to send a text once the review has started. They did this with myself back about October/November last year. You will then receive the forms shortly after in the post. 

    If you don't hear anything by middle of March then ring them to ask. There are very long delays for a lot of people with review decisions and because of this his PIP award will continue until a decision is made on the review. 
    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.
  • sheepy
    sheepy Community member Posts: 13 Listener
    Thank you poppy yet again I’m so grateful for your response I really worry about how we will manage financially sometimes the PIP is such an important part of our life and I have sleepless nights over it I’m sure I’m not the only person that feels the pressures of the world on me sometimes I know my husband can’t help his mental health issues but he expects me to sort everything with a smile and it’s not always that easy Do you think they will mind if I have to ring them directly in March what should I say to them I’m frightened I will just confuse the issue and complicate the matter
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 52,452 Disability Gamechanger
    You're welcome. Everyone feels exactly the same way about these reviews and a lot of people also rely on the extra money too. 

    You can ring them at anytime and just ask when is the review due and they will hopefully be able to tell you.

    Mine ends at the end of June 2024 and I received the text to say my review had started on 30th October 2023. If his award is due to end at the end of October then it should be towards the end of this month that you will be contacted. 
    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.

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