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Hi, my name is Robroy31!

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Robroy31
Robroy31 Community member Posts: 5 Listener
edited February 29 in PIP, DLA, and AA
Hi I'm Jackie I'm 65 years old. With disabilities. 

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  • Robroy31
    Robroy31 Community member Posts: 5 Listener
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    Hi I'm just wondering if someone could give guidance on pip I have recieved my award even though I've been awarded it for 10 years because my circumstances have change I score less than I did when I was first awarded it. 

    What concerns me is I've been waiting a year for my review to be looked at so I asked my mp to ask pip If it's going to be a lot longer before I know. 

    My mp sent me an email on 19th of Feb from pip saying they were having a case manager look at my review and if it needed to go to a provider then they would look at it. On 20th of Feb at 8am they said my review was complete and that I would recieve a letter in 2 weeks of the award I was getting.

    On having to ask for a mandatory reconsideration I was told my pip review had gone to a outside provider to be looked at. My point is sorry for long texr within hours of getting the email on 19th from my mp the review was complete and my award letter dated same  day 19th of Feb . My friend had had her review at same time it's going to take 6 weeks to make a decision. Seems they have rushed mine through 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,298 Disability Gamechanger
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    With all due respect, you did contact your local MP because you couldn't wait any longer for the decision. They contacted PIP on your behalf and then you had the decision. 

    If you disagree and think your award should be higher then you can request the MR. You should put this in writing stating where and why you think you should have scored those points. MR decisions can take up to about 12 weeks. 
    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.
  • Robroy31
    Robroy31 Community member Posts: 5 Listener
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    Yes I did contact my  mp because it had been a year since they had recieved my review and had notice again  that it could be 2025 which would make me 66 if I was refused I would then be unable to apply for pip it would have to be attendance allowance. Thanks. This isn't the right platform for me as I am ill as many people are but don't want to get into debates about what I should do. I have a mandatory reconsideration in I've a disabled son so I know how the system works. 

  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,298 Disability Gamechanger
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    There are backlogs of over 400,000 people waiting for review decisions so yes the waiting is exceptionally long. I'm currently go through a review myself. 

    For the avoidance of doubt, if a claimant is refused PIP before they reach state pension age and challenge that decision, if they are then successfully awarded they will receive what is owed and their payments will continue going forward, even if they are over state pension age when the decision is made. 

    I'm sorry you think that about the forum. There's many lovely people here, and some helpful people that spend their free time advising thousands of people. (myself included)

    What I don't understand is that you contacted your local MP and then moaned the decision was made quickly after that. 
    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.
  • Robroy31
    Robroy31 Community member Posts: 5 Listener
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    No I'm not  moaning over it  please if you are giving advice  then  saying things like that can be upsetting you maybe a person who can take it I can't. I didn't expect any special treatment I've been in same situation with my son who I've had to fight for pip over the years. Kind words don't cost nothing I will leave this chat. But can I  say this not everyone can put things like you have they be nothing to you to say someone Is moaning it may  only small but the can hurt if your mental health is really bad 
  • Jimm_Scope
    Jimm_Scope Posts: 2,705 Scope online community team
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    Hi @Robroy31, welcome to the community. I'm sorry if you've been put off a little. I think it may be a misunderstanding a little. I believe you're complaining that the decisions appears to have been rushed, given the circumstances that it was done so soon after your MP emailed. I understand the worry about a rushed decision given you scored less and the impact that can have on you. 

    The review process has the same appeal processes as the application, and as Poppy mentioned if your appeal is successful then you will keep getting PIP beyond State Pension age.

    You can also make a new claim if your last PIP claim ended less than 1 year before your new claim. The reason for the new claim must related to a condition from your last award, or have developed from a condition you claimed for in your last PIP award.

    For your Mandatory Reconsideration we have a small advice section, which also signposts support you can get with your MR, here: Appealing a DWP decision | Disability charity Scope UK

    I'll be moving this discussion over to our PIP category. I'm again sorry if you've felt put off, we do all have different communication styles and that can cause misunderstandings.
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  • Robroy31
    Robroy31 Community member Posts: 5 Listener
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    Thank you so much for your post Jimm I really  appreciate it. Wasn't moaning honestly 
     I've spoken  to pip this morning who now say my pip review wasn't looked at by outside healthcare professional. I did say to the lady who did say it had been looked i saud twice so it was looked at by healthcare professional she said yes 

    That's why I was saying how could it be looked at by a caseworker then be looked at by outside  healthcare professional and have the award letter dated on the same day it was suppose to be sent out to be looked .
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    I really appreciate people's advise but to say I was moaning is completely wrong.
     I was told one thing by pip on Monday that didn't correlate with getting an award letter printed on  the same day. Hard to explain it. 



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