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PIP review

mia63101
mia63101 Member Posts: 18 Connected
edited April 2018 in PIP, DLA, and AA
Hello,
I have just joined. Just wondered if anyone is there to say a quick hello?

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  • JennysDad
    JennysDad Member Posts: 2,299 Disability Gamechanger
    As it happens, and quite by chance, @mylovelydogs, yes there is. Welcome to the community - it's nice to have you with us.
    Looking forward to getting to know you,
    Warmest best wishes,
    Richard
  • mia63101
    mia63101 Member Posts: 18 Connected
    Oh, wow Richard, you’ve made my day. Thank-you.

  • mia63101
    mia63101 Member Posts: 18 Connected
    I was just wondering if anyone has or is due a pips review. I only went on to it last year from dla, after a gruelling assessment, and am now due another assessment sometime soon. I have been told to expect a letter. I have late stage copd, am in a wheelchair/power chair. Have spinal impact injury(horse riding accident) and am awaiting to see the neurologist again for other symptoms etc. My lungs are never going to get well again, I am just getting older and need more help. I dread the thought of this again so soon.
    why can’t they just ask for a report straight from your doctor or specialist, for a set fee? It would certainly be cheaper than paying some company and stranger to interrogate us, and a lot less stressful to us all.

  • leannemich
    leannemich Member Posts: 41 Courageous
    I had my pip assessment 5 weeks ago with ATOS, the nurse was lovely and I asked for a copy of the report and she has put everything I said! They’re very daunting and I was so worried but it was fine in the end!I still haven’t heared anything back yet but don’t worry yourself too much xx
  • mia63101
    mia63101 Member Posts: 18 Connected
    I had no idea you could ask for a copy of the report, I think I would be afraid to in case they thought I was being difficult! The last guy had me in tears.
    Are they still only awarding time limiting awards, or longer, as I was on the long term one before pip?
    Sorry to be so flakey, just not in a good place right now.
    Your words help. I hope all goes well for you. Please let me know.xx
  • leannemich
    leannemich Member Posts: 41 Courageous
    Yes course you can and make sure you 100% do it too because it the assessor awards you more points than the decision maker it’s good for the MR! 
    On my assessment report it asks the assessor how long should it be before the claim is reviewed and another box saying there will be no change so I’m assuming they still give indefinite :) 
    dont appologise, it’s so daunting all this applying for PIP and it actually makes us all worse! 
    Its harder said than done but try not to worry too much about the assessment because I lost sleep over it and when it was over I thought what was I worrying about!! 
    Thankyou very much I’ll let you know when I receive my decision, I hope everything goes as smooth as possible for you too! Xx
  • mia63101
    mia63101 Member Posts: 18 Connected
    Hi again, sorry to be a pain, but do you ask the person who does the assessment or ask them after at some time? And does it get sent before or after the decision is made?  
    Just another day, first thing on my mind.......
    xxxx
  • leannemich
    leannemich Member Posts: 41 Courageous
    edited April 2018
    Hi again, sorry to be a pain, but do you ask the person who does the assessment or ask them after at some time? And does it get sent before or after the decision is made?  
    Just another day, first thing on my mind.......
    xxxx
    Once your assessment is over ring the DWP a few days after and ask them and they will send it out to you Xxx
  • debbiedo49
    debbiedo49 Member Posts: 2,904 Disability Gamechanger
  • mia63101
    mia63101 Member Posts: 18 Connected
    Hi, A huge thank-you. Xx
  • mia63101
    mia63101 Member Posts: 18 Connected
    Hi, leannemich,  just wondering, have you heard from your pip assessment yet 
    Had mine, out if the blue, they asked for next day visit.
    Am anxious now as to how long it will take.
    Hope you are well.
    kind regards.

  • Waylay
    Waylay Member Posts: 963 Pioneering
    Hi @mia63101, and welcome! Yes, unfortunately you can be reviewed at any time, and they generally review you a year before your award is due to end. If you have the decision letter from last time, it should say how long it was awarded to you for.

    It does sound silly that you're being assessed again so soon, but not much to be done about it. This time, I'd point out to the assessor that your conditions aren't going to get better, so perhaps it makes more sense to have a longer-term award.

    If you're freaked out at having so little notice of your f2f, you can refuse 1 appointment, but then you absolutely must attend the second one. It's best to have someone go with you - a CPN or something, or a member of your family/friend. 

    Good luck!
  • leahburnett1996
    leahburnett1996 Posts: 11 Member
    Good luck!! 

    I’m applying for DLA for the first time for our little guy. Tell them that your disability is not going to improve suddenly or magically in the way that they expect. Go to the appointment with a friend or family member for moral support.

    It’s essential for you to attend to discuss your claim and what could be done next as well. Do you have a copy of the paperwork regarding their decision or not? If so I would take it with you just in case you need to show them. Also consider taking any copies of medical reports.

    I hate the form too. The first time I filled out the paperwork 3 months before I drank so much wine. Now I regret my decision as they rejected it. And I have to redo the killer form of questions. Oh well live and learn.

    It would be quicker and more efficient to send a letter from his specialists on instead. I receive letters and reports from the doctors and therapists dealing with him why can’t they accept one in place of a form? Every year from now on I will have to tell them that my son is still diagnosed with Spina Bifida before birth and uses a wheelchair in public places. What fun. 

    Not impressed by the system. Hardly appropriate. 
  • leannemich
    leannemich Member Posts: 41 Courageous
    Hi @mia63101 Yes I got enhanced rate both care and mobility for a ongoing period, they said they’ll be in touch in March 2028 :)
  • mia63101
    mia63101 Member Posts: 18 Connected
    Hi all,
    many thanks for your support and positivity, I will let you know when I hear something. This is so horrible is’nt It?
    Congrats leannemich, it must be a relief for you.
  • leannemich
    leannemich Member Posts: 41 Courageous
    Yes it’s an awful thing to have to wait for and go through all together, I’m glad there’s sites like this because I’d of gone out of my mind completely if I didn’t have this to come too ha ha!
    thankyou I hope you get the outcome you want too! Good luck and keep us posted xxx
  • mia63101
    mia63101 Member Posts: 18 Connected
    Hi,
    yes, I am not even sure how I found this site, and still finding my way around. But so glad to see how others are coping and knowing you are not the only one.
    will keep you posted. 
  • mia63101
    mia63101 Member Posts: 18 Connected
    Hi, just got the brown envelope today, only to tell me they now have all the info, and will be making a decision.
    I already heard from them to say they received the report, and will get decision soon, then received a letter to say saying they now have all the information and will write to me to let me know if they “can award pip payment. We will write to you when we have made a decision”  It was dated a week before I got it. I can’t help worrying if these letters are delayed in the process if the outcome is’nt good. Do you think you hear sooner rather than later if it’s a positive decision? 

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