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PIP want to see me even though on enhanced car & mobility

caroline2468caroline2468 Member Posts: 7 Listener
Hi, I am really concerned as PIP want to do an assessment with me. Ian already on enhanced care and enhanced mobility. My pip claim started in 2017 and since then I have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia and gout arthritis. Why do they want to see me if I was already on highest rate? Really worried...

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  • caroline2468caroline2468 Member Posts: 7 Listener
    Hi, I am really concerned as PIP want to do an assessment with me. I am already on enhanced care and enhanced mobility. My pip claim started in 2017 ending in 2020and since then I have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia and gout arthritis. Why do they want to see me if I was already on highest rate? Really worried...
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    HI and welcome,

    This will be a standard review of your existing claim and you should have received a review form at some point recently, if your award ends in 2020. Reviews take place about 6 months before the award is due to end, without this then your PIP will end on that date in 2020.

    I'm assuming you've received an appointment for a face to face assessment, is that correct? Most people have those during a review. If you returned the form recently then i'm assuming you also sent evidence to support your claim because they rarely contact anyone for this.

    During the assessment they'll ask you questions about how your conditions affect you and you'll need to verify what you wrote in the form.

    Once the assessment is complete a report will be returned to DWP and they will eventually make a new decision on your claim. If you're successfully awarded then you'll have a new award date. If the worst happens and you're not awarded then your PIP will end and you'll have 1 month from the date of that decision to request the mandatory reconsideration (MR).

    Hope this helps. Good luck.
    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.
  • caroline2468caroline2468 Member Posts: 7 Listener
    I received a review form and filled it out with the 2 new diagnosis. Does pip see a lot of people during the review process. They have assured me that’s it a review claim and not a new claim. I just worried as so many people have said not to report any changes. I only saw all of these comments on here after I had filled out and returned my form.
  • wilkowilko Member Posts: 2,355 Disability Gamechanger
    Just because you where awarded the highest award on both counts dosent mean or make you exempt from further assessments, F2F reviews. Treat this as new PIP claim and send in all new supporting documents, evidence that will be required to keep your current award. Good luck an keep the cummunity updated with your application. 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Did you report changes because you had a new diagnosis? and because of that you were sent more PIP2 forms? If this is what happened then for future reference unless your condition has changed then there's no need to report any changes because you've had a diagnosis because PIP isn't about a diagnosis.

    If you were sent forms because you're due a review then reviews always take place 6 months before the award is due to end.

    Either way, if you've been sent an appointment to attend a face to face assessment then you will need to attend, if you don't attend then your PIP will stop for failing to attend.

    All claims should be classed as a new claim by claimants anyway so it really makes no difference.
    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.
  • caroline2468caroline2468 Member Posts: 7 Listener
    reported changes as I got diagnosed with fibromyalgia and gout arthritis just last year so I added it on the form as a new diagnosis?
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    As i advised PIP isn't about a diagnosis, it's how those conditions affect you against the PIP descriptors. I'm not even sure why you reported changes because you were receiving the highest award possible.
    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.
  • caroline2468caroline2468 Member Posts: 7 Listener
    I was I was just being honest and it has effected me in that I spend more days in bed and unable to use less items with my hands such as taps. All the previous issues I had I still have only now I spend more time in bed and it’s more difficult to use my hands. I explained all of this in my review form. Is it normal to have to do a f2f for a review?
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    You already have Enhanced for both parts and this is the highest award possible, therefore there was no need to report changes for a worsening of condition or a diagnosis.

    Yes, it's perfectly normal to have a face to face assessment because most people have them.
    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.
  • caroline2468caroline2468 Member Posts: 7 Listener
    Sorry for the confusion but ive read so many horror stories on how they have lowered a care component or lower rate disability because of a review. I was just being honest as to how I am affected by my new symptoms. Thank you for your help x
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    No problem. You will always read the bad stories on any internet forum and very rarely the good ones.

    May i ask when your current PIP award ends?
    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.
  • caroline2468caroline2468 Member Posts: 7 Listener
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    April 2020

    That will be a review but you said you reported a change of circumstances in a previous comment. A change of circumstances is when you ring DWP to report a change.

    Anyway, regardless of all that the process is exactly the same and yes most people have face to face assessments whether it's first time claim or a review.
    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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