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Pip review timescale

knockatallon Community member Posts: 1 Listener
edited February 5 in PIP, DLA, and AA
hi. I am on lower rate pip but I believe it should be higher rate. I have appealed for it to be reviewed. They received it 3 weeks ago. Will i need another assessment and is there much if a wait from the time they receive the application please? Thanks 


  • Jimm_Scope
    Jimm_Scope Posts: 2,361 Scope online community team
    Hi @knockatallon, welcome to the community :) When did you get the award for the lower rate of PIP? You said you put in the appeal 3 weeks ago, I've never heard of a re-assessment myself. 

    We have a section that helps describe the process of appealing a DWP decision here: Appealing a DWP decision | Disability charity Scope UK

    It goes into each of the steps, even if you don't receive a different result from this first appeal there is the tribunal step as well!

    I'll just move this discussion into our PIP section, incase you have further questions or if anyone else wishes to add anything!
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  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community member Posts: 15,902 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @knockatallon - & welcome to the community from me also. May I ask if you put in for a 'Change of circumstances,' as you thought you should be on the enhanced rate? If so, are you mentioning the claim form you will have received & have since completed & returned. Or did you do a Mandatory Reconsideration (the 1st stage of appealing)? If the latter, you won't have another assessment, & it can take up to 12 weeks to get your decision letter.
    If the former, then just like your initial claim, it's usual to have an assessment.


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