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Worried about pip review

dolly03dolly03 Member Posts: 17 Listener
edited January 2019 in PIP, DLA and AA
Hi all looking for a little advice or views concerning my daughters pip

She changed over from DLA to PIP once she was 16 and was awarded for 3 years but to be reviewed after 2. She has learning difficulties, ASD and suffers with depression and anxiety.

Just before christmas the dreaded brown envelope dropped on the mat for her review. I filled in all the questions but nothing has really changed except for her anxiety is worse. G.P is trying to get to the bottom of her panic attacks but as for the pip criteria she needs the same help. Apart from the GP for medication she doesn’t really see any other professionals anymore. I seemed to be left to deal with her once she diagnosed. 😩

I had phone call last week from a disability nurse who said she works for DWP and was hoping to fill in the gaps so that maybe she doesn’t have to have an interview. I answered all her questions but they didn’t all seem to relate to usual pip questions. I was a little confused when she wanted to know what she is studying and if she was doing GCSE Maths and English. At the end of the conversation she said that she would right up her report and hopefully it would be enough to go through I should here something in approximately 6 weeks. 

This week I had a text saying that there are assessment appointments available in my area over the next 7 days and if I’m available can I ring for an appointment. I have never had a text before from DWP and thought it was a scam. Then when I looked on line I see that some people have had texts from the DWP and have even received texts meant for other people. 

I don’t know what to do as I’m confused by the previous conversation with the nurse, I’m not available this week and others have recieved their appointments through the post. 

Any advice or experiences would be gratefully recieved 

Replies

  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    It seems like there wasn't enough information to do the paper based assessment and a face to face is needed. However, you won't know for sure until you ring them and ask. DWP do sometimes send text messages like this.
    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
  • dolly03dolly03 Member Posts: 17 Listener
    Hi,
    Thanks for reply. The annoying thing is they did a paper based assessment first time and nothing has really changed. They seem to say one thing and do another. I’m dreading if she does have a face to face as she will have a complete melt down. 😩
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    I've heard quite a few say they had paper based the first time then a face to face the 2nd time. I'm sure you'll get some answers tomorrow when you ring. Good luck.
    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
  • dolly03dolly03 Member Posts: 17 Listener
    Yes thank you for your support. 😊
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