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Hi, my name is BendyHedge

BendyHedgeBendyHedge Member Posts: 15 Listener
edited September 2020 in PIP, DLA and AA
Just a quick hello, to one and all!

If anyone has any tips ,as to where i'll find info .On renewing a PIPS claim...

I know its a long way off(but time flies) but my PIP ends on March 2022,but as you'll mostly all know....it could be reviewed at any time...but i thought i'd spend next year, going through picking up tips on how to address the renewal...

I had zero help last time i claimed...but fortunately, i must have gotten the point over, with all the evidence, to be awarded.

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  • leeCalleeCal Member Posts: 3,632 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @BendyHedge welcome to the community. I can’t help much about your pip question but there are a lot of people here who can.
    best wishes. 🙂
  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Posts: 4,973

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    Welcome to the community @BendyHedge :) Just to let you know, I've moved your post into the PIP category so that more people will see it.

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  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 11,119 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi there welcome on board 

    There are lots of hints and tips in our PIP section 

    But treat the renewal like a new claim put as much detail about how you are affected against the descriptors 

    Give real examples of what happens when you try and do a task . Any help and support you need any aids you use and can you do it safely and repeatedly 

    Gather any new evidence that describes how you are affected . Maybe keep a daily diary or get someone who sees you do the tasks to write supporting letter 

    You have plenty time they usually send forms out 6 months prior to award ending unless award was at tribunal 

    You may get help filling in forms from CAB or welfare rights 
  • chiariedschiarieds Community Co-Production Group Posts: 9,108 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @BendyHedge - welcome to the community, & thank you for joining. If you haven't looked at a list of the PIP activities/descriptors, the following might be useful: https://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/asset-library/Scores-for-PIP-Descriptors-2020.pdf    reading the notes at the end too. So look at these, &, as mentioned above, give a couple of detailed examples as to your difficulties with any descriptor that applies to you.
    The PIP review form is much shorter, so add extra pages at the end saying which question you are continuing, & don't forget to put your name & National Insurance number at the top of these pages. :)

  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,653 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @BendyHedge,, how are you doing? Please let us know if we can do anything else to help. :)
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  • BendyHedgeBendyHedge Member Posts: 15 Listener
    chiarieds said:
    Hi @BendyHedge - welcome to the community, & thank you for joining. If you haven't looked at a list of the PIP activities/descriptors, the following might be useful: https://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/asset-library/Scores-for-PIP-Descriptors-2020.pdf    reading the notes at the end too. So look at these, &, as mentioned above, give a couple of detailed examples as to your difficulties with any descriptor that applies to you.
    The PIP review form is much shorter, so add extra pages at the end saying which question you are continuing, & don't forget to put your name & National Insurance number at the top of these pages. :)

    Hi,and many thanks for your help!   
    How many months before the end of my present claim, do i have to ask for the review form?
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    edited September 2020
    You don't ask for it, it's sent automatically about 6 months before the award is due to end. Your award doesn't end for quite sometime yet so whether the rules will change for reviews then, i have no idea.
    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.
  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Posts: 4,114

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    Welcome to the community @BendyHedge, hope you're well :) 
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  • BendyHedgeBendyHedge Member Posts: 15 Listener
    You don't ask for it, it's sent automatically about 6 months before the award is due to end. Your award doesn't end for quite sometime yet so whether the rules will change for reviews then, i have no idea.
    Many thanks!

    My condition isnt going to get any better and in many senses, its worsening!.....shouldnt it be more straight forward this time?....in the sense that they know my history from the last time applying?....
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    You don't ask for it, it's sent automatically about 6 months before the award is due to end. Your award doesn't end for quite sometime yet so whether the rules will change for reviews then, i have no idea.
    Many thanks!

    My condition isnt going to get any better and in many senses, its worsening!.....shouldnt it be more straight forward this time?....in the sense that they know my history from the last time applying?....

    Just like millions of other people. Always treat a claim just like a new claim, regardless of whether it's a review or a first time claim. Don't just assume they will look back at your previous claim because they don't always do that.
    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.
  • BendyHedgeBendyHedge Member Posts: 15 Listener
    You don't ask for it, it's sent automatically about 6 months before the award is due to end. Your award doesn't end for quite sometime yet so whether the rules will change for reviews then, i have no idea.
    Many thanks!

    My condition isnt going to get any better and in many senses, its worsening!.....shouldnt it be more straight forward this time?....in the sense that they know my history from the last time applying?....

    Just like millions of other people. Always treat a claim just like a new claim, regardless of whether it's a review or a first time claim. Don't just assume they will look back at your previous claim because they don't always do that.
    Okey Doke! 👍  Thank you.
  • BendyHedgeBendyHedge Member Posts: 15 Listener
    You don't ask for it, it's sent automatically about 6 months before the award is due to end. Your award doesn't end for quite sometime yet so whether the rules will change for reviews then, i have no idea.
    Many thanks!

    My condition isnt going to get any better and in many senses, its worsening!.....shouldnt it be more straight forward this time?....in the sense that they know my history from the last time applying?....

    Just like millions of other people. Always treat a claim just like a new claim, regardless of whether it's a review or a first time claim. Don't just assume they will look back at your previous claim because they don't always do that.
    Ps: Was just thinking they'd at least have somekind of notes on me....but as you say!  

    I was just thinking of gathering all the medical notes all over again...

    Im on the waiting list for 3 operations and obviously its all been delayed.....Hence why ive asked the question way wayyyyyy before my original claim ends(although apparently, they can stop it and look at it at any point)...

    I dont think i'll have all 3 ops in the next year.....I think i'll take this one as it comes and ask again a little closer to the time,as ive never had a renewal...
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Of course they will have the evidence you sent for your current claim but regardless of that any claim should be classed as a new claim.

    Relax for now because it's quite sometime away.
    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.
  • Cher_ScopeCher_Scope Posts: 3,976

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    Good luck @BendyHedge when the review comes and with your three operations.  If you need any support with anything we are help to help  :)

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  • BendyHedgeBendyHedge Member Posts: 15 Listener
    Good luck @BendyHedge when the review comes and with your three operations.  If you need any support with anything we are help to help  :)

    Many thanks for your understanding reply and support Cher !  Much appreciated!
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