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kane1994kane1994 Member Posts: 55 Connected
Hi I've put a new claim form in sometime ago because my health has gotten worse currently just on standard daily living . I've heard that pip Is back dated from the time I sent the forms in is this true 

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    Reporting a change of circumstances, if you are successfully awarded a higher rate then it's backdated to the date you rang to report the changes, providing when you reported the changes they existed for at least 3 months.
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  • kane1994kane1994 Member Posts: 55 Connected
    Okay I suffer from cerebral palsy I've had it since birth now can't walk unaided mental health etc so I do believe I should get higher rate
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing team Posts: 7,924

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  • bekindalwaysbekindalways Posts: 79 Member
    Hello @kane1994 I submitted a change of circumstances in Sept last year.  Because it is a CofC any new award will be backdated to either the phone call you made to request a change of circumstances or the date  they received a letter from you.

    If you are submitting a 'review' then backdated payments are at the date the decision was made.

    Hope this helps and having gone through a change of circumstances myself, I am pretty clued up on this now.

    Please make sure you highlight 'how' your diagnosis affects you at least 50% of the time for each descriptor.  Remember that it isn't about the diagnosis,  it is quite simply about how you are struggling to meet the descriptors over 50% of the time.

    A diagnosis helps, but not without supporting physical and mental evidence to show how your illness limits your day to day life for over 50% of the time and in line with the descriptors.

    Best of luck xxxxx
      
  • kane1994kane1994 Member Posts: 55 Connected
    Hi thanks it's a change of circumstances that's why I put new forms in I did it last year December time I believe and I got an advisor to fill out forms for me explaining how each discriptor affected me thanks 
  • Nat058Nat058 Member Posts: 1 Listener
    Hi I had a f2f assessment on the 3rd of March and just wondered when I am likely to hear anything?
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Nat058 said:
    Hi I had a f2f assessment on the 3rd of March and just wondered when I am likely to hear anything?

    Hi and welcome,

    There's no timescales for any decision. With the pandemic and lockdown in place it could very well be even longer than usual.

    You can ring DWP to request a copy of the report, if you can get through because the waiting times for them to answer the phone are probably longer than usual. Once you receive the report you'll have some idea what the decision is likely to be because they mostly go with the report.
    Community champion and 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.
  • kane1994kane1994 Member Posts: 55 Connected
    Hi does anybody know the forwarding address to send extra supporting documents for my pip claim I have a care plan I would like to send off. Also is there anything I should include with in this like a written letter or NI number.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    You'll need to ring DWP to ask what address to send it to because it depends on what area you live. You should also send the evidence to the health assessment providers too. Put your name and NI number on everything you send and only send copies.
    Community champion and 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.
  • kane1994kane1994 Member Posts: 55 Connected
    Hi thank you I'll call tomorrow who are the heath assesment providers ? 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Depends on your area. It's either Capital or Independent assessment services.


    Don't forget that all face to face assessments are suspended for at least 3 months. It will either be a paper assessment, a phone call or a video call. Or they will wait until the face to face assessments are back up and running again.


    Community champion and 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.
  • kane1994kane1994 Member Posts: 55 Connected
    Hi I have my pip telephone consultation next week I have a copy of my pip forms to go through over the phone is there anything else you would suggest doing before the phone call takes place. I've also sent more supporting info to them which they have received.
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