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P.I.P Assessment early?

Wendy33Wendy33 Member Posts: 2 Listener
In Dec 2014 I was awarded P.I.P for 5yrs until Dec 2019, then in Dec 2018 I was sent a review pack which had to be returned by middle January 2019 and I will then be sent a letter for a P.I.P Assessment for April 2019. (I got a call from the DWP to let me know about cancellations if I wanted an earlier assessment) so I was wondering why would I be getting an assessment 8 months before my award ends, it seems so strange. Any knowledge on this would be helpful. Thank you

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  • Dotty123Dotty123 Member Posts: 492 Pioneering
    There just sending assessments out willy nilly 
  • RoddyRoddy Member Posts: 389 Pioneering
    Wendy33 said:
    In Dec 2014 I was awarded P.I.P for 5yrs until Dec 2019, then in Dec 2018 I was sent a review pack which had to be returned by middle January 2019 and I will then be sent a letter for a P.I.P Assessment for April 2019. (I got a call from the DWP to let me know about cancellations if I wanted an earlier assessment) so I was wondering why would I be getting an assessment 8 months before my award ends, it seems so strange. Any knowledge on this would be helpful. Thank you

    Hi @Wendy33
    I cannot answer you specifically, but I personally would take up the offer of an earlier assessment in this instance. With the way things are these days, it could take several months as it is. It is highly unlikely that your current award will be stopped or placed on hold, and so I'd get it done and out of the way, myself... 

    The Scope community may have better advice and I'm sure that somebody will provide you with some. 
  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,257 Disability Gamechanger
    It is DWP policy to review a year before the end date. This is to avoid a gap in payment. If you were not assessed until the end of your award then your money would stop until a new decision is made.
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • Ami2301Ami2301 Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,489 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Wendy33 welcome to the community! They can send a review form out to you anything up to a year before your award is due to end 
    Disability Gamechanger - 2019
  • ceasarceasar Member Posts: 1 Listener
    My award ends sept 2019 but i just had assesment 6 months early they can call u up whenever they like 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    ceasar said:
    My award ends sept 2019 but i just had assesment 6 months early they can call u up whenever they like 
    Review forms are always sent out 1 year before the award is due to end. Usually assessments do take place before the award is due to end. If you're successful then you'll have a new award date.
    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.
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