PIP, DLA and AA
If this is your first visit, check out the community guide. You will have to Join us or Sign in before you can post.

Just filled out a change off circumstances form

ToffeeToffee Member Posts: 250 Pioneering
edited February 2020 in PIP, DLA and AA
Hi all. 
It's the dreaded time again
So much stress 
Any nice stories to tell
To brighten my day 
Xxx

Replies

  • wilkowilko Member Posts: 2,289 Disability Gamechanger
    @ Toffee, hello, are you having to have a reassecment for pip? You didn't say, if so then treat it as a new application for pip and answer and send upto date surporting evidence copied with your application form. 
  • ToffeeToffee Member Posts: 250 Pioneering
    Yes thank you wilko it's a reassessment form. I will do ty 
  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 9,204 Disability Gamechanger
    @Toffee Hello and welcome to the community nice to see you here. You said it was a change of circumstances in your title which I presume has triggered the review . What was the reason for the change ? I had my review last year and was very successful, I ended up with just a phone call to ask few questions and was given a higher award (my conditions had got worse). I know this isn't the normal and most face a f2f assessment, but there are some happy stories as well as all the bad, but of course we don't hear as much about those as they have no need to come to a forum. Good luck hope it all goes well for you keep us updated
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing team Posts: 7,942

    Scope community team

    Best of luck @Toffee.
    Senior Community Partner
    Scope

    Your feedback is really important to the development of the online community, so please remember to complete our online community annual survey
  • ToffeeToffee Member Posts: 250 Pioneering
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,652 Disability Gamechanger
    Fingers crossed for you @Toffee
    Community Partner
    Scope

    Tell us what you think?
    Complete our feedback form to help us to improve your community.
  • ToffeeToffee Member Posts: 250 Pioneering
    Hi been 3 weeks 6days no news as yet all xx
  • Jay1969Jay1969 Member Posts: 23 Connected
    @Toffee
    My dad had his Change of Circumstances F2F at the end of November 2019 and we are still waiting for a decision!!
    Although I got a copy of the report which was 100% true about my dads condition and they’ve recommended Enhanced on both but we still haven’t got a decision yet. DWP are saying it now takes 12-14 weeks (We are on the 12th week now) for a decision to come through as NEW applications for PIP take precedence over Change Of Circumstances!!
    So we’re still waiting for the award letter and it hasn’t arrived as yet but shouldn’t be long now.....
  • ToffeeToffee Member Posts: 250 Pioneering
    Jay1969 hi wow that is long I hope it comes for you soon. Looks like am in for a long wait 
  • Jay1969Jay1969 Member Posts: 23 Connected
    @Toffee
    Maybe it depends on the city you live in? I’m in Birmingham and it has been a long wait. My dad suffers from epilepsy, PTSD, angina and Asthma and in the middle of August he had a stroke so I put in a CofC at the end of August 2019 as told by the stroke nurse.
    My father had the F2F at home at the end of Nov 2019 and DWP got the report middle of December 2019.
    When I rang them end of the 8 weeks they say they’re gonna take I was told it’s taking 10-12 weeks but when I recently rang them up they’re now saying 12-14 weeks!!!
    I got the copy of my dads report and it was word for word what we told the Capita Nurse and she could see my dad was in no condition to look after himself or do any day to day activities. They’ve recommended Enhanced on both but now it’s a waiting game. I hope yours doesn’t take too long....😊😊
  • ToffeeToffee Member Posts: 250 Pioneering
    Jay1969
    I see iam Liverpool 
    Choric anexity /depression
    Fibromyalgia 
    PTSD 
    COPD
    I will keep you all posted 
  • Jay1969Jay1969 Member Posts: 23 Connected
    @Toffee

    UPDATE..

    My dad got a phone call from DWP today (11-03-2020) and they have put him on the ENHANCED on both...
    Im over the moon as it’ll make my dads life that little bit easier getting about in a car etc.
    Its been 12 weeks 5 days from the time they got the report...

    Hope this gives you a bit of an idea about your claim..😊😊

  • ToffeeToffee Member Posts: 250 Pioneering
    Awww so happy 😊 for u and your dad Jay1969 that's brilliant new and it does 
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,652 Disability Gamechanger
    Amazing news @Jay1969!!! Thank you for letting us know. :)
    Community Partner
    Scope

    Tell us what you think?
    Complete our feedback form to help us to improve your community.
  • ToffeeToffee Member Posts: 250 Pioneering
    Still no news for me :(
  • Jay1969Jay1969 Member Posts: 23 Connected
    @Toffee

    Hopefully you’ll hear from them very soon. With all this CORONAVIRUS epidemic they’ll be short staffed which will also slow down the system.
    Hopefully not long now


  • ToffeeToffee Member Posts: 250 Pioneering
    Oh I know Jay it's awfull hope u and your family stay safe 
  • Jay1969Jay1969 Member Posts: 23 Connected
    @toffee

    You too.. look after yourself and your family.. be safe...❤️❤️
  • ToffeeToffee Member Posts: 250 Pioneering
    Hi all quick up date I have a telephone assessment today 
  • MangyWolfMangyWolf Posts: 40 Member
    If you've had any medication changes since your last time they will try to pull 'new medication, so evidence suggests that this is now working, therefore 0 points' on you. Make sure you clearly tell them if whatever medications you take are not a 100% cure to your health problems and that you still face difficulties with the relevant day to day activities.
  • ToffeeToffee Member Posts: 250 Pioneering
    Ty so much yes I will 
  • MangyWolfMangyWolf Posts: 40 Member
    Mine is in 1 hour from now! I am sat here with my bluetooth earpiece plugged in and an 8 page essay I wrote over the weekend to read my examples and answers from.
  • ToffeeToffee Member Posts: 250 Pioneering
    Mine in 10 mins so scared now. 
  • ToffeeToffee Member Posts: 250 Pioneering
    All over now said I will here in 6weeks will keep you updated 
  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 5,987 Disability Gamechanger
    Jay1969 said:
    @Toffee
    Maybe it depends on the city you live in? I’m in Birmingham and it has been a long wait. My dad suffers from epilepsy, PTSD, angina and Asthma and in the middle of August he had a stroke so I put in a CofC at the end of August 2019 as told by the stroke nurse.
    My father had the F2F at home at the end of Nov 2019 and DWP got the report middle of December 2019.
    When I rang them end of the 8 weeks they say they’re gonna take I was told it’s taking 10-12 weeks but when I recently rang them up they’re now saying 12-14 weeks!!!
    I got the copy of my dads report and it was word for word what we told the Capita Nurse and she could see my dad was in no condition to look after himself or do any day to day activities. They’ve recommended Enhanced on both but now it’s a waiting game. I hope yours doesn’t take too long....😊😊
    Poor advice from the stroke nurse as any change of circumstances has to have triggered an increase in daily living or mobility issues which have been in place for at least 3 months. So, a stroke in August would not usually lead to extra payment until w months after August unless the consequences of pre-existing conditions had been under-assessed. 
  • ToffeeToffee Member Posts: 250 Pioneering
    Got a text of dwp saying they have received my report today and I should hear within 6weeks and that it is just a guidence 
  • ToffeeToffee Member Posts: 250 Pioneering
    Anybody got any advise on the next step case I need it so I can get my self prepared 
  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 5,987 Disability Gamechanger
    At this stage forget it. Nothing to be done until you get a decision. 
  • MangyWolfMangyWolf Posts: 40 Member
    Well if it's 0 or not enough points, it's mandatory reconsideration first then appeal. Until then though there's nothing to do.

    From my experience I wouldn't bother putting any effort at all into the MR unless you can get someone else to do it, save it for the appeal of it comes to that.
  • ToffeeToffee Member Posts: 250 Pioneering
  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 5,987 Disability Gamechanger
    Toffee said:
    Ty both 
    Try both what?
  • ToffeeToffee Member Posts: 250 Pioneering
    Sorry thank you both who commented 
  • ToffeeToffee Member Posts: 250 Pioneering
    Got a letter of dwp today I stayed at standard rate for daily living not sure what to do or even if this is right 
  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 5,987 Disability Gamechanger
    See post on other thread. Best not to post in two threads.
  • ToffeeToffee Member Posts: 250 Pioneering
    Oh I didn't no  thank you 
Sign in or join us to comment.