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Help please

underarmour1underarmour1 Member Posts: 3 Listener
received review forms through a few days ago, award was recently extended 6 months but I guess the assessment process is no longer on hold. My form needs to be sent back by 20th of August but I won't see my gp or other professionals until 18th August to gather supporting letter/evidence. Is there any way I can get an extension to send form back. This has all came out of the blue as after 6 month extension new award date was going to end in Feb 2021. 

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    HI and welcome,

    Your award is still extended by 6 month but PIP reviews are now back on so the form needs to be filled in and returned. You can ring DWP for an extension to return the form. However, you'll need to make sure that you post it in time for it to get to them. Post going to DWP can take 7 to 10 days to be added to the computer.

    Letters from a GP aren't the best evidence to send to support your claim because they rarely know how your conditions affect you, they will only ever know the basics.

    Anecdotal evidence is the best, a couple of real life examples of what happened the last time you atttempted that activity for each descriptor that applies to you. Please don't just put "no change"
    Good luck.
    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.
  • underarmour1underarmour1 Member Posts: 3 Listener
    Thankyou poppy for your reply and advice. Do you know how long I can get for an extension to return the form.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    You're welcome. They usually give about 14 days.
    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.
  • janer1967janer1967 Community champion Posts: 7,254 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome to the community glad you have joined us

    I hope you get an extension t allow you to return everything on time.

    Keep is updated and I look forward to seeing you around
  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 5,314 Disability Gamechanger
    There’s no legal period by which it has to be returned. They’ll give a 2 week extension no questions asked but will give longer if you make the case for why.
  • underarmour1underarmour1 Member Posts: 3 Listener
    Thanks everyone I took your advice. Gave them a call and they extended it for 3 weeks but they advised me to send it back 2 weeks before the extended deadline as it gets sent to a mail handling centre first and they it takes around a week to upload it to there systems. Least I get an extra few weeks to get my evidence together. 
  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 5,314 Disability Gamechanger
    Yup, that sounds spot on advice for once.
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