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Pip reviews

goggleboxgogglebox Member Posts: 6 Listener
What do you think the likelyness of the reviews/face to face assessments will be suspended longer than the initial 3 months in June.


  • OverlyAnxiousOverlyAnxious Member Posts: 1,259 Disability Gamechanger
    edited May 2020
    Face to face will almost certainly continue to be suspended.  But I do wonder if they may start doing reviews again just over phone or on paper.  

    It won't be safe to carry out F2F until there's a vaccine which is still 6 months+ away at the moment.
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,652 Disability Gamechanger
    Unfortunately, we won't know when f2f assessments will return. There is a possibility that assessments will be carried out over the phone, but we will just have to wait for government guidance.   
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  • katho31katho31 Posts: 694 Member
    many thanks to you all for responding  :) and i will keep you updated as soon as i know anymore
  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 5,996 Disability Gamechanger
    Er, assessments are already being carried out over the phone. Nobody knows when this will change as multiple factors are in play but the biggest will be public confidence. No amount of government announcements can change people refusing to travel etc. Thus I think it’s unlikely we’ll see face to face assessments until at least September and possibly longer. 
  • kasskass Member Posts: 65 Connected

    I had my PIP stoped on the 23rd April 2020 is was due to end then I had my face to face in march this year and the decision maker made his decision in April I know the the Benfits as been  extended for 3 months but mine stoped completely.....I didn't get an extension is this right or should I have got an extension 

  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 5,996 Disability Gamechanger
    Depends on whether awarded by DWP or tribunal.
  • kasskass Member Posts: 65 Connected
    I had an assessment in 2016 it never went to tribunal so yes award by DWP
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing team Posts: 7,953

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    Hello @kass. I can completely understand how worried you are about your finances. I've seen on another post you've applied for an mandatory reconsideration because the decision from your most recent assessment didn't offer you an award. Unfortunately in those circumstances there is no extension.
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