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PIP Extension

davegregson40davegregson40 Member Posts: 74 Pioneering
Dear Members 

Can I please share with the community members that for those currently going through the PIP renewal like me then its very easy to ring up and obtain a 14 day extension period in order to complete the paperwork , which is very commonplace 

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  • janer1967janer1967 Community champion Posts: 7,230 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi thanks for sharing it is something we advise members to do if needed 
  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 5,306 Disability Gamechanger
    Worth adding that the 14 day option is the “no questions asked” option i.e. they will offer it regardless. However, there are 2 other aspects to this:

    1 - there is no legal limit. For a new claim any time limit is purely administrative. DWP have a habit of shutting claims down if you don’t meet the time limit but there’s no legal basis for them doing so. 

    2 - you can ask for as long as you need. My longest so far is 7 weeks. The extension was needed as the claimant could not physically write; all their relatives were either elsewhere in the UK or abroad and their neighbours had a similar range of issues. The first available appointment with a WRO was 5 weeks away so we asked for 7 to allow for the appointment; writing up; decisions on additional evidence and form completion. 
  • woodbinewoodbine Member Posts: 2,857 Disability Gamechanger
    Should also mention that its best to get it posted back around 10 days before the due date as it can take a week for it to be scanned onto the system.
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