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Don't understand why it's only 3 months?

Pamelaf84 Member Posts: 4 Listener
edited April 2020 in PIP, DLA, and AA
So I got my award letter today and I've passed but only until 6 June 2020, don't understand why it's only for 3 months? I had my face to face in February. Does this mean I'll need to go for another face to face when this is all over I'm so confused 


  • EricaMcD
    EricaMcD Member Posts: 32 Courageous
    Hi, I have not heard of just a short time to receive it.  I hope some other online community members help.  Good luck.
  • Abdi_Scope
    Abdi_Scope Posts: 229 Pioneering
    Hi @Pamelaf84 - Welcome to the community, it’s good to have you here. :smile:  I can see you are talking about benefits - have a look at the benefits board here please and you might see one that relates directly to your issue. I am sure you will get a response from our many members and also the scope team. Do let me know how you get along.
  • Pamelaf84
    Pamelaf84 Member Posts: 4 Listener
    I'm thinking it maybe an extension with everything going on n maybe not came to a decision as my claim finished on the 11th so probably put a 3 month extension onto it til they come to a decision 
  • Ails
    Ails Member Posts: 2,256 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Pamelaf84 and welcome to the Community.  It is nice to meet you.  Maybe you could give DWP a call to clarify things with them.  Their customer service number is 0800 055 6688.  I hope you find the answer to your question anyway.  Please let us know how you get on.  All the best.  :smile:
    Winner of the Scope New Volunteer Award 2019.   :)
  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community Co-Production Group Posts: 12,265 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Pamelaf84 - Welcome to the community from me too. I hope you get your query answered by the DWP, & will let us know, as Abdi & Ails have already asked. People's experiences with benefits during this pandemic help us all learn how things are working at the moment, thank you. :)
  • mikehughescq
    mikehughescq Posts: 8,847 Connected
    This sounds slightly garbled. We’d need to know a little about the health condition which caused you to claim PIP to be able to offer an informed view. 
  • woodbine
    woodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,186 Disability Gamechanger
    Its almost certainly an extension to a benefit you are already getting, probably PIP?
    Be extra nice to new members.
  • worried33
    worried33 Member Posts: 411 Pioneering
    is it a review or a new claim?
  • Pamelaf84
    Pamelaf84 Member Posts: 4 Listener
    It was a review, been on PIP for 4 years 
  • Pamelaf84
    Pamelaf84 Member Posts: 4 Listener
    edited April 2020
    @mikehughescq y would you need to know the health condition?? Not being cheeky but that's nobody's business 
  • mikehughescq
    mikehughescq Posts: 8,847 Connected
    Pamelaf84 said:
    @mikehughescq y would you need to know the health condition?? Not being cheeky but that's nobody's business 
    Specifically because not everyone qualifies for PIP on the basis of a long term condition given that you can qualify if you've had needs for 3 months back and are likely to have them for 9 months going forward. 

    So, for example, if you qualified for PIP because of a broken limb which required surgery after which full recovery would ordinarily be expected then it's foreseeable that a very short review date would be set. Compare that to say to someone who had dry macular degeneration who may have been discharged by a hospital and told to come back only when things had gotten considerably worse. 

    Similarly if surgery as an inpatient had been scheduled for 3 months from now then that would also be an indicator as to why a short award. 

    Thus, the detail of the specific health issue is absolutely relevant to answering the question. I appreciate you may not wish to disclose but it's hard to have even the remotest clue about the answer to your question without knowing it. 

    Another scenario might be if your award had been on the back of an appeal hearing where the date of claim was some years ago and a tribunal had adjourned for you to have a further face to face which resulted in say a 5 year award which started from 4 years and 9 months ago. 

    Without the extra detail this thread may run and run but it's unlikely to give you the answer you need. 


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