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Question about PIP renewal

joyclynjoyclyn Member Posts: 67 Courageous
Hy all. I am hopefull i may get help to my query Again PIP. I RECEIVED LETTER TO SAY MY PIP RUNS OUT NOV22 2020  HAD TO MAKE CONTACT IF STILL WANTING TO  CLAIM. DAUGHTER RANG I RECEIVED FORMS FROM THEM STATED CHANGE CIRCUMSTANCE. AGAIN PHONE CALL NOW MORE FORMS TO FILL  says New Claim . Although its 3 years from my court appeal i have received PIP / changed from DLA...From  winning court appeal  .Time has flown past. I feel like its all starting again worry what ifs   say to much or not enough .my daughter is filling  my forms due back Oct17. What i am needing help with. As i have forgot the process from when they receive my application  . I have my tribunal papers .medical records  up to 2018 but i dont have any NH  letters sorry 1 for appo.May 2021  for  scan . On lungs. Follow up to 2 scans I have had earlier this year .but its all been on telephone Dr Calls   May 2020 High Blood  now but again all telephone..So if pip runs out this November ///.I am coming up 71. ///  WHAT HAPPENS WHEN MY FORMS   WILL BE RECEIVED EARLY NEXT WEEK..SORRY TO BE BOTHER  WISHING EVERYONE WELL  JOY XX


  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger

    Medical evidence is only useful if it states exactly how your conditions affect you against the PIP descriptors and very often it doesn't state this. Mostly they will only state the basics, like diagnosis, medication etc. Sending your medical records is only useful also if any of them state exactly how your conditions affect you. I certainly wouldn't send all my medical records because it's far too much and most of them wouldn't state how i'm affected. Less is often more when sending evidence.

    When filling out the forms you should put as much relevant information as possible and 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, stating who was with you and where it happened.

    You can also ring DWP to request an extension to return the form, if you don't have enough of time. When returning the form also remember to send it with plenty of time to spare because letters to DWP can take between 7-10 working days to be added onto the computer.

    Expect another assessment because most people have them. Face to face assessments are still suspended and telephone assessments have replaced them, so it's very likely that you will also have a telephone assessment.

    Hope this helps.
    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.
  • Cher_ScopeCher_Scope Posts: 3,334

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    @joyclyn Good luck with it Joy.  Please let us know how you get on  :)
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  • joyclynjoyclyn Member Posts: 67 Courageous
     :thank you very much  will keep you updated  
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,652 Disability Gamechanger
    Fingers crossed @joyclyn
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