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PIP QUERY

samfits99samfits99 Member Posts: 155 Courageous
Someone has message me on watsapp to which I can't really answer it. there claim has been extended and runs out on November 24 next year , and they have further evidence and feel like he's entitled to more points as his condition has got worse, it is worth him sending it off or not? Some have said no as it could mess his claim up , advise him to wait till he gets his award review forms which is a bit of time he's got left , and explain it all then. Personally I wouldn't but that's just me as a individual. what would you all do, 

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  • leeCalleeCal Member Posts: 3,023 Disability Gamechanger
    I’d wait until the review form comes and do it right then.
  • janer1967janer1967 Community champion Posts: 7,458 Disability Gamechanger
    I would wait just because it has been extended till next year that doesnt mean it wont be reviewed before then as the DWP try to catch up with those on an extension
  • samfits99samfits99 Member Posts: 155 Courageous
    @leeCal I agree! I also agree @janer1967 but with everything that's going on I don't think that review will be coming anytime soon. that's my personal opinion. 
  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 5,403 Disability Gamechanger
    Well it’s worth saying at the outset that there are no delays with reviews at present. Imagined delays are the worst possible reason for inaction. However...

    A condition which gets worse is of no relevance unless it leads to extra points and in turn those extra points lead to increased PIP. It’s not a given that a worsening condition gets you extra points so, in order to answer the question, I suggest the person does not seek advice from peers but instead gets professional advice. 

    It could, for example, be the case that this person has a clear cut entitlement to more points which they should have had from day one and which might have moved them from zero entitlement on one component to enhanced rate. In that context telling them to wait until late 2021 could literally cost them thousands of pounds. 

    Similarly, if some of their existing points are not clear cut and would be vulnerable if a challenge was made to get different points then the person may be no better off or could be hundreds of pounds worse off per month (eventually costing them thousands) instantly.

    My guess is that no-one in this forum nor a WhatsApp group is going to want that responsibility. That’s why professional advice services exist. They allow people to make informed decisions. 
  • woodbinewoodbine Member Posts: 3,004 Disability Gamechanger
    @samfits99 what rates do they get atm? if they are on enhanced for both there is no point in doing anything.
    my advice is given freely and is correct to the best of my knowledge.
  • samfits99samfits99 Member Posts: 155 Courageous
    @woodbine enhanced for daily living that's all 
  • woodbinewoodbine Member Posts: 3,004 Disability Gamechanger
    samfits99 said:
    @woodbine enhanced for daily living that's all 
    so he can't get better than that on living, remember PIP isn't for the condition/illness but for the care/mobility issues, does he have more mobility issues now than last time?
    my advice is given freely and is correct to the best of my knowledge.
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