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PIP review arrived today (stressed)

hfr00hfr00 Member Posts: 36 Listener
Hi my pip review arrived today and I’m so stressed about filling it out I have no idea where too start or what too write. Any helpful suggestions? Thanks

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

    You need to put as much relevant information as possible about how your conditions affect you. Then add a couple of recent real world examples of what happened the last time you attempted that activity for each descriptor that applies to you. Adding where you were, what happened and who was with you.

    You can ring to request extra time to return the form but also you need to make sure it's ent in plenty of time for them to receive it. Proof of posting from a post office is all that's need.

    Try to do a little at a time and then it won't seem like such a huge task.
    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.
  • hfr00hfr00 Member Posts: 36 Listener
    Thank you very much! 
  • Cher_ScopeCher_Scope Posts: 3,303

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    @hfr00 Good luck and let us know if you need any further support  :)
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  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 9,068 Disability Gamechanger
    Good luck with your review fingers crossed 
  • hfr00hfr00 Member Posts: 36 Listener
    Thank you I will fill it out and send it off as soon as I can so hopefully will be all done by Christmas. 
  • hfr00hfr00 Member Posts: 36 Listener
    I have completed the review form with help and will post it tomorrow with all evidence. Does anyone know how long  roughly reviews take too be assessed by the DWP? Thanks 😊 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    edited September 2020
    I'd advise getting proof of posting (free) from your post office, which will be closed until Monday. There's no timescales but most people are having telephone assessments.
    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.
  • hfr00hfr00 Member Posts: 36 Listener
    Okay, I will get proof of postage and will then await a telephone assessment letter or a decision.
  • roberttaylor570roberttaylor570 Member Posts: 568 Pioneering
    @hfr00 What is it with DWP recently with so many people receiving reviews?  Don't worry, have a cuppa and relax.  You have done all you can and had advice too.  You are in the right place as there are so many here to help and support you.  Good luck with it.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    There's millions of people claiming PIP, which means lots of people have reviews at the same time.
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  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 5,914 Disability Gamechanger
    @hfr00 What is it with DWP recently with so many people receiving reviews?  Don't worry, have a cuppa and relax.  You have done all you can and had advice too.  You are in the right place as there are so many here to help and support you.  Good luck with it.
    Lots were put on hold during the first lockdown and so now there’s a mass catch up taking place.
  • hfr00hfr00 Member Posts: 36 Listener
    Posted pip review form and it has been delivered, now anxiously waiting for the next few months don’t know how too keep my mind off it! 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    You mean it's been signed for at Royal Mail sorting office, it doesn't mean it's arrived with DWP because it can take 7-10 days for this to happen. I'm assuming you sent it next day delivery, which isn't proof of posting as i advised.

    All you can do now is wait and most people are having telephone assessments. If you have a paper assessment then it's a bonus. I do understand the stress it all causes but there's nothing more you can do now but wait.

    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.
  • hfr00hfr00 Member Posts: 36 Listener
  • hfr00hfr00 Member Posts: 36 Listener
    That’s what I got from Royal Mail and yes I’ll try putting it out of my head until I get another brown envelope and deal with it then! I have Autism so everything makes me anxious!
  • hfr00hfr00 Member Posts: 36 Listener
    Only worried as I haven’t heard many mental health or autism successes.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Yes, that will be signed for by someone from Royal Mail and not someone from DWP.

    PIP isn't awarded based on any diagnosis, it's how those conditions affect your ability to carry out daily activity based on the PIP descriptors.

    We have several members here that claim PIP because of mental health issues, likewise with Autism. My daughter is one of them.
    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.
  • cupcake88cupcake88 Member Posts: 873 Pioneering
    @hfr00 hi there I’m guessing because it’s a review you were already accepted for it before . All my illnesses are mental health ones and I recieved pip first time , do they ever review it earlier than what they state in the letter they first send out to you ? 

    Good luck make sure you include as much as you can. I included my care plans from crisis , medication lists , my partner wrote about how my illness affects me , I put letter in from the cris team , and they knew I was on a waiting list for a community nurse at the time . 
  • hfr00hfr00 Member Posts: 36 Listener
    My pip was due too end in November but was extended due too Covid, but they now reviewing it, I was awarded pip first time I applied without face too face as I was 19 at the time 4 years ago I included everything I could diagnosis letters and home treatment team letters as well as my letter for my blue bage for parking @cupcake88
  • cupcake88cupcake88 Member Posts: 873 Pioneering
    Are they now doing face to face assessments now ?
  • hfr00hfr00 Member Posts: 36 Listener
    Everything is paper based or telephone assessments if that reassurances you. @cupcake88
  • cupcake88cupcake88 Member Posts: 873 Pioneering
    I was just wondering out of interest , I wish you best of luck with your review ?
  • hfr00hfr00 Member Posts: 36 Listener
    Thank you very much I’ve sent it off just a waiting game, sometimes I feel like the only person struggling but I know I’m not :)@cupcake88
  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Posts: 3,083

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    Best of luck @hfr00, let us know how you get on :) 
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  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,652 Disability Gamechanger
    You're not alone @hfr00, please let us know get on. :)
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