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Six months extension..will recovery of PIP happen?

male45male45 Member Posts: 313 Pioneering
I rang on Friday asking if I could have results or an update to what is happening to my PIP assessment  i had in February  this year. I was told they (PIP) had not received  the assessment  yet from Capita 
So I asked what happens to my PIP benefit when it is up on July 19th I was told PIP will be extended for six months. 
Now I'm wondering and I wish I had have asked the guy what happens in six months time.
Will recovery of PIP be made if I get results telling me I've been refused PIP or my benefit has been decreased?
Does anyone know? 
Many Thanks
Best Wishes 


  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 6,009 Disability Gamechanger
    There cannot be recovery of any alleged overpayment where the payment was caused by official error. They will ask but there is nothing they can actually do. 

    A bit like creditors who harass people on the phone. They do it because they know they have no legal recourse. 
  • woodbinewoodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 3,824 Disability Gamechanger
    If they have officially extended your award by 6 months then no recovery will happen.
    my advice is given freely and is correct to the best of my knowledge.
  • male45male45 Member Posts: 313 Pioneering
    @mikehughescq @woodbine
    Hi folks I hope you are both well and safe.
    I thank you both for your replies. I'm relieved now to know no recovery will happen, even if they ask.
    I was just sitting twiddling my thumb when that thought came into my head and I just had to ask.
    I really appreciate  you being there.
    Best wishes

    Best Wishes 
  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 9,343 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi hopefully you can be assured now there will be no recovery and can get it off your mind
  • male45male45 Member Posts: 313 Pioneering
    Oh yes I'm much calmer now thank you and enjoying some well earned sunshine at last ..hope you are safe and sound and enjoying same.
    Thank you
    Best wishes
    Best Wishes 
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