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Pip extended

JiggyJiggy Member Posts: 24 Connected
edited October 2020 in PIP, DLA and AA
Hi my pip was up for renewal and I have been waiting for the letter to fill in but I got a letter the other day saying my pip has been extended till October 2021.iam on a Facebook group and people are saying they had this letter then a month later got the renewal forms come out .I don't believe  everything I read on Facebook so I thought I would ask on here 

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  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Posts: 5,020

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    edited October 2020
    Hi @Jiggy! Just to let you know, I've moved your post into the PIP category
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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    They can reassess you anytime. Your award has been extended as the letter advises but if you receive a review form then you will need to fill it in and return it as normal.
    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.
  • JiggyJiggy Member Posts: 24 Connected
    Hi,

    They can reassess you anytime. Your award has been extended as the letter advises but if you receive a review form then you will need to fill it in and return it as normal.
    So in other words a renewal letter could arrive at anytime?
  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 11,201 Disability Gamechanger
    In answer yes it could think they are working their way through the backlog and dealing with all those awards that ended and were extended 
  • JiggyJiggy Member Posts: 24 Connected
  • buddy85buddy85 Member Posts: 4 Listener
    edited October 2020
    I've also just had my pip extended for 9 months, but have read that others have had review forms just after their extension. 
    Just need to keep on your  toes and prepared 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Jiggy said:
    Hi,

    They can reassess you anytime. Your award has been extended as the letter advises but if you receive a review form then you will need to fill it in and return it as normal.
    So in other words a renewal letter could arrive at anytime?

    Potentially yes. I had a letter a few days ago saying mine was extended until January 2022 and my daughters until November 2021. Both letters say that of we haven't received an award review they will contact us again before the new end date of the award, when that will be is anyone's guess.
    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.
  • wilkowilko Member Posts: 2,355 Disability Gamechanger
    @ poppy123456, hello, thank you from all the enquiring members who have been helped by your advice from your posts. I to received a letter stating that my pip award is being extended to January 2022 the review was due next jan time as award was ending in April. But a week before receiving the extension I had sent in a change of circumstances so that had not hit the system when the extension was sent. So it will be interesting what happens next.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    wilko said:
    @ poppy123456, hello, thank you from all the enquiring members who have been helped by your advice from your posts. I to received a letter stating that my pip award is being extended to January 2022 the review was due next jan time as award was ending in April. But a week before receiving the extension I had sent in a change of circumstances so that had not hit the system when the extension was sent. So it will be interesting what happens next.

    Thank you for those kind words! I would fully expect your change of circumstances to carry on and you should have or will receive the PIP2 form.

    Good luck with that and if you need any advice please just ask and i'm sure someone will advise you. :)
    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: 953 Pioneering
    Out of interest can you pip be reviewed at any time or only after the day you were given too ? Mines isn’t up to be reviewed till mid 2022 but I was just wondering can pip decided to review you before that if they wish ? 

    Also sorry to take over this thread but does the Xmas holidays and New Years affect our pip Payment  dates ?
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    edited October 2020
    cupcake88 said:
    Out of interest can you pip be reviewed at any time or only after the day you were given too ? Mines isn’t up to be reviewed till mid 2022 but I was just wondering can pip decided to review you before that if they wish ? 

    Also sorry to take over this thread but does the Xmas holidays and New Years affect our pip Payment  dates ?

    Yes absolutely, they can review you at anytime.

    Payments dates for Xmas and New year will totally depend on when you're expecting your payment and as everyone has different payment dates, you'll need to work out when you're dates are and if it falls on a holiday then it will be paid on the last working day. My payment dates do not fall on a closing day for Xmas or New year so mine will be paid as normal.
    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: 953 Pioneering
    Do they usually review you before the date on the letter ? Because it my report she recommends I’m reviewed after a year and on my letter it says I have it to 2022 so there’s a chance they could review me before 2022 ? 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    edited October 2020
    cupcake88 said:
    Do they usually review you before the date on the letter ? Because it my report she recommends I’m reviewed after a year and on my letter it says I have it to 2022 so there’s a chance they could review me before 2022 ? 

    They can review you at anytime, whether they will do that i'm afraid no one can tell you. Although under normal circumstances reviews usually take place about 6 months before the award is due to end. You shouldn't be looking at the review recommendations in the report because it's just a recommendations. Your decision letter will tell you that they will contact you after a certain date.

    Please try to relax, i know it's stressful but you've just been awarded and it's quite sometime to go until your review takes place. Once it does they send you review forms in the post. At the moment there's nothing more for you to do.
    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: 953 Pioneering
    I find my pip payment so helpful I would hate to have to re apply again so soon . My report did say a year but my letter says to mid July 2022 will I get my Review letter like at the start of 2022 ? Or it could happen before ? 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    cupcake88 said:
    I find my pip payment so helpful I would hate to have to re apply again so soon . My report did say a year but my letter says to mid July 2022 will I get my Review letter like at the start of 2022 ? Or it could happen before ? 

    As i advised, please don't look at the assessment report review recommendations. Look at your PIP decision letter and it tells you a date when they will contact you from. Reviews are usually 6 months before the award is due to end.

    Please try to forget about it for now.
    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: 953 Pioneering
    @poppy123456 thank you poppy you know I’m a worrier lol . I know I just recieved mines I have found it very life changing getting pip it’s my only income and it’s given my independence Back .

    sorry for taking over thread x 
  • cupcake88cupcake88 Member Posts: 953 Pioneering
    Thank you so much poppy xx 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    lol no worries at all :)
    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.
  • JiggyJiggy Member Posts: 24 Connected
    Got my pip form today have filled it in and sent it off first class signed for I'm a little concerned that the royal mail are bow delivering up till 9 pm in my area and none will be there to sign it and it will go back to the post office what are people's view on this. Also how long do I wait for an assessment now as I can do without this in the run up to christmas
  • JiggyJiggy Member Posts: 24 Connected
    Hi @Jiggy! Just to let you know, I've moved your post into the PIP category
    Thank you
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    edited November 2020
    Received it today and filled it in already? :o There's no timescales for any decision, or for waiting times for assessments but most people are having telephone assessments. With Christmas just weeks away it's unlikley you'll have a decision before Christmas.
    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.
  • JiggyJiggy Member Posts: 24 Connected
    edited November 2020
    Received it today and filled it in already? :o There's no timescales for any decision, or for waiting times for assessments but most people are having telephone assessments. With Christmas just weeks away it's unlikley you'll have a decision before Christmas.
    Thanks I just don't want an assessment in the run up to Christmas thanks for your help I have been prepared and waiting for this letter for a kind time as I was told online two weeks after extention the renewal comes out so I was well prepared .unfortuonatly  it's sent my anxiety through the roof .the letter was also ten days late from the date on it I had till 7th of december
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    These reviews send everyone's anxiety through the through, even those that don't usually suffer with it. Hopefully you won't be waiting too long but there's really no timescales.
    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.
  • henhen Member Posts: 7 Listener
    That happens to me then had form fill in and got 10year review lot people seem better of not going for assents so might be me saying that but reading a lot say they are getting awards higher
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