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Unexpected early PIP review - help!

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BranwenMôn
BranwenMôn Community member Posts: 33 Courageous
Hello everyone!
I’m freaking out a little bit here and am looking for some reassurance/answers from you guys - if that is okay. I was awarded enhanced PIP - both parts - it was a 4 year award. Here I am 1.5 years into my award and I received a letter this morning that they want to review me - via telephone call - next week! Why am I being reviewed now and is anyone else in the same boat? I’m so scared that I will lose my PIP and my motability car. 

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  • kitkat23
    kitkat23 Community member Posts: 64 Pioneering
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    They don’t usually contact you this early…but it is entirely their right to request review at any time….same as it’s your right to request an earlier review
  • pinkrose
    pinkrose Community member Posts: 59 Courageous
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     I didn't know they could just arrange a review...I always knew the dwp could reiew awards early but I was under the impression you had to fill in a review form before an assessment was arranged....unless it's a light touch review ? I'm not sure...can one of the 'advisors' shed some light on this? 
    Hope all goes well for you Branwenmom. X
  • BranwenMôn
    BranwenMôn Community member Posts: 33 Courageous
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    pinkrose said:
     I didn't know they could just arrange a review...I always knew the dwp could reiew awards early but I was under the impression you had to fill in a review form before an assessment was arranged....unless it's a light touch review ? I'm not sure...can one of the 'advisors' shed some light on this? 
    Hope all goes well for you Branwenmom. X
    The accompanying leaflet has a section: ‘Why did we choose you?’ 
    We selected your name at random from details we have of people with an award in payment. 
    It also states that the review will be carried out by the Performance Measurement team, which is part of the DWP. 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,911 Disability Gamechanger
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    They are reviewing your claim to make sure it’s correct. They do this sometimes at random, as it says in the leaflet you received. You will need to make sure you answer the call and any questions they have. If you don’t then your PIP could be stopped. 
    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.
  • BranwenMôn
    BranwenMôn Community member Posts: 33 Courageous
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    They are reviewing your claim to make sure it’s correct. They do this sometimes at random, as it says in the leaflet you received. You will need to make sure you answer the call and any questions they have. If you don’t then your PIP could be stopped. 
    Thank you poppy, pinkrose and kitkat23 for your replies. I feel more at ease about it all now, and know I have everything I need to support my claim. It’s just a little daunting and makes me feel that I need to justify my entitlement to my benefits. After 30 years of working this has all been new to me and I really appreciate this forum and all your replies/support/encouragement. 
  • Rosie_Scope
    Rosie_Scope Posts: 3,188 Disability Gamechanger
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    Thanks for updating us @BranwenMôn, glad it went okay and you can relax now. Well done for getting through it!

    Rosie (she/her)

    Online Community Coordinator @ Scope

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