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Award advice please!

jayellohh
jayellohh Member Posts: 2 Listener
Hi there, my partner is a lower leg amputee. Before having his op in September 2018 he was previously on PIP standard rate of mobility. After his op we requested a new pip2 form and filled that in and sent it back regarding a change of circumstances, the dwp received it on the 2nd of October 2018. He had his f2f assesment at the end of November 2018 . My question is, is anyone else a lower leg amputee and has been awarded the enhanced rate of mobility? Also another question, I have checked the bank today and he's received £116.60 from PIP but it's been over 15 weeks now since we sent the form off and the dwp received it? Does a change of circumstances review get backdated to the date you signed the pip2 form or from the desicion? Thank you in advance

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 31,253 Disability Gamechanger
    HI,

    Usually from the date you reported the change of circumstances. Remember the 3 month rule. You must have had the condition for at least 3 month.

    As there's money gone in, give them a ring and ask if a decision's been made. They open at 8. At the same time you can ask for a copy of the assessment report to be sent. Good luck.
  • jayellohh
    jayellohh Member Posts: 2 Listener
    So does the 3 month rule mean that for the first three months after his amputation he wouldn't be entitled to anything? Sorry I do already know a desicion has been made as I called at the start of this week and they told me to wait for the letter to come in the post. And I have already had a copy of the healthcare report aswell. But thank you ?
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 31,253 Disability Gamechanger
    Yes, that's what it means.

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