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Pip review

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sab32
sab32 Community member Posts: 3 Listener
edited February 16 in PIP, DLA, and AA

Hi all 👋🏻 I was awarded Pip enhanced care and standard mobility in 2022 for 6 years. In November 2023 I got a letter in the post saying I was getting a phone call from a standard assurance unit for a benefit review. The phone call was on December 5th. It was very overwhelming and out of the blue. Things had changed with my illnesses like medications has to be altered as my conditions has declined. The person I spoke with advised that I may need to go through the medical process again. I received a letter on January 26th telling me I had a telephone medical on 6th February. The telephone call lasted 33 minutes. Yesterday I received a text message to say the decision has been made and I will receive a letter in the post in 2 weeks. This has all been very fast and overwhelming and my stress levels are very high. Has anyone else been through this process and had a positive experience? It is very daunting and I am fearing the worst. I am also in receipt of ESA and I am wondering if I lose my PIP would this also trigger a move to UC? 

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,243 Disability Gamechanger
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    I hadn’t heard of the standard assurance unit before and had to google it and then realised you live in N Ireland. See link 

    They do reviews like this in England and Wales for PIP but they are rare. As the decision has now been made you can ring DFC to ask what that decision is and they maybe able to tell you. 

    If you lose your PIP it will not prompt a move to UC because PIP isn’t part of it. 
    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.
  • sab32
    sab32 Community member Posts: 3 Listener
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    I hadn’t heard of the standard assurance unit before and had to google it and then realised you live in N Ireland. See link 

    They do reviews like this in England and Wales for PIP but they are rare. As the decision has now been made you can ring DFC to ask what that decision is and they maybe able to tell you. 

    If you lose your PIP it will not prompt a move to UC because PIP isn’t part of it. 
    Yes they said they choose 800 people a year at random. Even though the text said not to call do you think I could still chance it? The switch to UC worried me the most so that takes a weight off my shoulders. Thank you! 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,243 Disability Gamechanger
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    If the text is anything like it is from DWP then yes they advise not to call but that doesn't mean you can't. 
    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.
  • sab32
    sab32 Community member Posts: 3 Listener
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    I received my letter today 5 days after the text message. My award remains the same. 

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