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Pip extension

steve69i Member Posts: 13 Listener
edited November 2020 in PIP, DLA, and AA
Hi All.
Just a quick bit of advice.I have received a letter today saying my award has been extended to August 2022.Does this mean they are going to leave me alone until 6 months before the award ends.I like to be prepared.Is it still my understanding that it is now 6 months not  a year before the award ends I'm reviewed.many thanks


  • Cher_Inactive
    Cher_Inactive Posts: 4,400 Scope online community team
    @steve69i Hello and welcome to our online community.

    I hope knowing your award has been extended has come as a relief and good news to you.  Some of our more PIP knowledgeable folk will no doubt be able to inform you about when to expect your review.

    In the meantime, I've popped your post over to our PIP, DLA and AA discussion board and it'd be great to see more of you around the community :)
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  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 16,421 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome, just because you have had an extension doesnt mean they wont contact you for a review before the extension ends.

    They are just extending so they can catch up with the backlog of reviews that are outstanding and so your payments continue till a time they can review

    Some people have had the extension letter then a few weeks later had the review forms

    Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but you could be reviewed at any time. Normally review forms come out 6 months before end date of award but as this js an extension it could be anytime
  • atlas47
    atlas47 Member Posts: 238 Pioneering
    Hi @steve69i

    A very warm welcome.

    That’s great news, that you been awarded an extension till August 2022.

    Does it not say in the letter something like, “we will review your claim on April 2020”.

    Or just phone the PIP helpline, see what they advice.

    My best guess it would be six months before August 2022.

    Keep us informed.
  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Posts: 9,644 Scope online community team
    Welcome to the community @steve69i :) I hope that the above advice has been helpful? 
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  • Ross_Scope
    Ross_Scope Posts: 7,487 Scope online community team
    Welcome @steve69i, hope you're well :) 
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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 31,258 Disability Gamechanger

    @janer1967 is correct here, they can still review you at anytime, regardless of the extened award. I received an extended award too and the letter doesn't tell me when they will contact me from like usual award letters say. Other members have also received extension but they've received their review form quite soon after. Although i haven't received any form yet.
  • steve69i
    steve69i Member Posts: 13 Listener
    Well the original award was due to end November 2021.So I did expect it around March 2021.Thought I might be able to add another 9 months withem extending it to August 2022.ty
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 31,258 Disability Gamechanger
    My award was supposed to end October 2020. I first had it extended to April 2021. Then it was extended to January 2022. My daughters was due to end in Feb 2021 but hers was extended to November 2021. I fully expect to receive both forms at anytime and i'm not being fooled into thinking that i won't be contacted until 6 months before those awards are due to end.
  • steve69i
    steve69i Member Posts: 13 Listener
    How's long a peice of string...I gave up worrying many moons a go with Pip and ESA.thanks for all replies...I shall keep you informed.


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