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Recent PIP review application

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tony64
tony64 Community member Posts: 10 Listener
Hi there everyone...
I'm new to this forum and this is my first post so I thought I'd share my recent experience of going through a PIP review application.

I actually went through this 5 years before I needed to as my condition had worsened ..I won't go into too many details other than to say I have severe o/a and replacement joints.

I was awarded a ten year award in 2019 and I got enhanced mobility and standard daily living. Now I always felt that I should have got enhanced DL in 2019 however I just accepted this at the time ...I didn't want to go through it all again really.

So sorry to go on but I decided after long conversations with the brilliant scope advisors to to request a review . Firstly I filled the form in diligently in pencil with the help of a scope advisor until I was happy . I the gathered up all my evidence scans..x rays ..mh reports...both old and new evidence and sent them all with the form by registered post on the 2.3.24. I have read that the dwp scans everything onto your PIP file so they would have had a lot of my evidence to hand as well as the previous HP report from 2019.

They received it all on the 6.3.24 and on Friday the 21st March I received all phone call unannounced from a case manager from the dwp. She spent half an hour going through my form with me...I took copies of what I'd put so really just repeated what I'd put on the form. I'd also asked for a paper based review as I said that they have all the evidence they need already as well as previous assessments.  

I recieved a text first thing Monday morning saying a decision has been made and I will hear from them within 2 weeks. It has all been very quick ie all done within a month so hopefully I'll get enhanced care now .

Finally it took me ages to do this especially with an ongoing ten year award as there is a risk however I'd done my research and found it was very rare to take an award away and go against any HP assessments. Basically the case manager seems to have gone on the evidence supplied. 

I would say to any PIP applications put as much as possible regarding evidence..I even put a mh assessment from 2005 in as it shows previous history.

Good luck all.






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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,116 Disability Gamechanger
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    That was very quick indeed. You can also ring PIP to ask what the decision is and they will tell you. 
    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.
  • Albus_Scope
    Albus_Scope Posts: 4,081 Scope online community team
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    Heya @tony64 and welcome to the community. :)

    Thanks for sharing your experience, it's always helpful to get peoples timelines for PIP as they can vary so much! I'm keeping my fingers crossed for your award. :) 
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  • tony64
    tony64 Community member Posts: 10 Listener
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    I think I'll leave it until I get the letter as I don't want to be disappointed on the phone....the way I looked at it was possibly the worst they could do was leave it as it was...I've also seen some people on here say there award was paper based without speaking to anyone however I believe mine was but with a call from a case manager. It seemed to me she was just tick boxing the various sections through the form as she was not medically trained and did not once mention any medical info I'd sent them.
  • tony64
    tony64 Community member Posts: 10 Listener
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    Their award rather...
  • woodbine
    woodbine Community member Posts: 11,639 Disability Gamechanger
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    Always a risk doing what you have but hopefully your award will at worse stay as it is.
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  • tony64
    tony64 Community member Posts: 10 Listener
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    Hope so...I'll keep you updated
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,116 Disability Gamechanger
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    Even though you had a phone call from a decision maker this would still have been a paper based assessment. 

    For reviews your file is always sent to a decision maker first. From there they will look at your claim to see if a decision can be made without having to send it to the health assessment providers. 
    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.
  • tony64
    tony64 Community member Posts: 10 Listener
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    Not sure why some people don't have a phone call then with a pbr?
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,116 Disability Gamechanger
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    tony64 said:
    Not sure why some people don't have a phone call then with a pbr?
    For the simple reason that if there’s no questions to ask there’s no need to ring you.

    My daughter and myself had a paper based review in 2021 and neither of us had a single phone call. 
    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.
  • tony64
    tony64 Community member Posts: 10 Listener
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    Of course...but she said its something they have to do ..anyway I'll keep you updated.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,116 Disability Gamechanger
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    They do not "have" to ring you. 
    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.
  • tony64
    tony64 Community member Posts: 10 Listener
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    point taken...she went through the full form with me I even said look you have all the evidence you need it was after I said that that she said its something we have to do...it just seems strange to me that some get calls and some don't and I'd put lots of evidence forward again
  • tony64
    tony64 Community member Posts: 10 Listener
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    Perhaps because I was basically asking to be considered for an upgrade ...
  • Jimm_Scope
    Jimm_Scope Posts: 2,705 Scope online community team
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    When she is saying "it's something we have to do" it might be referring to some form of random selection process, or she is just trying to go through it without worrying you in some way. We can't know for sure unfortunately.
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  • tony64
    tony64 Community member Posts: 10 Listener
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    Who knows pal....I'll let you all know
  • tony64
    tony64 Community member Posts: 10 Listener
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    I think it was not wanting to worry me 

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