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PIP Review - bit of a panic - award ends 30 October 2020 - when to expect the review

AlaAla Member Posts: 18 Listener
Hi, everybody. 
I would love to get some idea when exactly I should expect the Review Form to arrive.  My award is ending 30 October 2020 - I still haven't received the review form - and I would love to go away for most of December basically for Christmas.  
Any idea/advice?   Would appreciate any info regarding others experience.

I'm so ill, I only "see/spend time with humans" around Christmas time...  It could be even my last Christmas with family due to severity of my ME.
Last time I've waited all 2 years for the Tribunal - and it was a 2 years of pure mental torture... My brain just couldn't process the lies produced by assessors.
So that's why I'm panicking a bit.

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  • DuffersMumDuffersMum Member Posts: 119 Pioneering
    My husbands award ends in April 2020 and he received review forms in October, so you should receive yours 6 months prior to your end date.
  • AlaAla Member Posts: 18 Listener
    Thank you so much!!! 
    Let's hope you right!
  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,257 Disability Gamechanger
    Your current award letter should tell you when you should be contacted.

    If your current award was made by tribunal then you will be contacted 14 weeks before the end date and you will need to make a new claim.

    If your current award was made by the DWP then you should receive a review letter 6 months before the end date. if this is the case then you should treat it as a new claim sending evidence etc.
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • AlaAla Member Posts: 18 Listener
    Thank you!
    It was tribunal.  
    Now you've made me wonder what happened last time round, as they've stooped my PIP just 9 months into my 2 year award...  Was this some extra special bullying...
    Then I had to wait 2 years for another tribunal...
  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
    edited November 2019
    Hello @Ala   Thank you for sharing  Please can I suggest get some help with any forms if when they  arrive.
    Please either contact CAB or use an welfare organisation to assist you.
    Please can I suggest speak to the organisation that deals with ME.
    https://www.actionforme.org.uk.
    Helpline 0844 576 5326
    Might offer a lot of support and information. Also help you with any forms or any thing benefits.
    Some organisations, charities have their own benefit advisors.
    Please if I can help further. I am one of the team of community champions.
    On the website. We help and advise members.
    Please take care.
    @thespiceman


    Community Champion
    SCOPE Volunteer Award Engaging Communities 2019
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  • AlaAla Member Posts: 18 Listener
    Thank you, I'll remember you!
    I have a lady from  a local Association for Disabled helping me.  However, she strongly believes, I will get a fair assessment  ONLY at the Tribunal stage.  She helped me to win 3 times - 1xESA and 2xPIP.  
    But I do feel I need much more help right from the start of the process.

  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @Ala   Thank you for the reply.  The advice I have provided the links looked at myself. Lots of information might be worth having a look.
    From some one being doing benefits claims and assessments much more.
    Used mental health charities or disabled groups to help me with anything.
    Now use CAB have a dedicated team to help me fill in forms.
    I added the ME link never know what they might offer you.
    Some charities do attended assessments, mental health ones do.
    Reason I added the link was felt in your post. Your needed a lot more help.
    I am a gentleman middle fifties still get confused, muddled.
    Very much so.
    Understand if you need anything further tag my my name or if I can not help you I will either tag my friend who is one of the team on benefits  and has exceptional knowledge.
    To reassure you are not alone and please keep in touch, no problems. Do know a lot about anxiety and its effects if that is causing you a lot of distress.
    Please give you a organisation that will help you and assist you with your benefits, offer support ..  Do take clientele with additional disabilities as well mental health..

    https://www.richmondfellowship.org.uk.
    I have a disability as well so used this one, sorry might not be in all areas if not look a these ones.

    https://www.mind.org.uk.
    https://www.rethink.org.
    Last one is an advocate charity helps those with mental health issues getting heard speaks on their behalf.
    I hope I have helped. Please if you get anxious nothing wrong admitting it and getting help, support.  Always here to listen anytime.
    Another avenue and path of support.
    Just an idea.
    Pleasure to meet you.
    Please take care.
    @thespiceman


    Community Champion
    SCOPE Volunteer Award Engaging Communities 2019
    Mental Health advice, guidance and information to all members
    Nutrition, Diet, Wellbeing, Addiction.
    Recipes
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