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gogglebox 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.


  • OverlyAnxious
    OverlyAnxious Member Posts: 1,736 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_Scope
    Chloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,557 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.   

  • katho31
    katho31 Posts: 692 Connected
    many thanks to you all for responding  :) and i will keep you updated as soon as i know anymore
  • mikehughescq
    mikehughescq Posts: 8,845 Connected
    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. 
  • kass
    kass 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 

  • mikehughescq
    mikehughescq Posts: 8,845 Connected
    Depends on whether awarded by DWP or tribunal.
  • kass
    kass Member Posts: 65 Connected
    I had an assessment in 2016 it never went to tribunal so yes award by DWP
  • Adrian_Scope
    Adrian_Scope Posts: 8,552

    Scope community team

    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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