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Pip review

joethebearjoethebear Member Posts: 18 Connected
edited January 10 in PIP, DLA and AA
Hi all just joined ,my pip was due to end In april 21 but last October I got extension until Dec 21 due to covid now yesterday received pip review form to be returned in 2 weeks ?? Bit shocked will phone tomorrow any advice appreciated , thanks 

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    HI and welcome,

    This has confused everyone. People think that because they've had their awards extended they won't receive their review forms anytime soon. Unfortunetely this isn't correct. You can still recieve the forms at anytime because your review is due, so they will need to be filled in and returned with all your supporting evidence.

    You can ring DWP to ask for an extension to return them and they will happily do that. Best time to ring them is first thing when they open, which is 9am. They are open until 5pm.

    When filling out the form you should put as much relevant information as possible about how your conditions affect you 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. If there's been no change in your conditions please don't write "no change"

    Most people are having telephone assessments, which have replaced face face assessments, so expect one of those. There's no timescales for any decision.

    Hope this helps. Good luck.
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  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 9,134 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome 

    Just because you got an extension doesn't mean they cant do the review 

    The extensions were put in place to make sure nobody lost their award if the review wasnt completed in time 

    They are slowly clearing the backlog and doing reviews again 

    You will have to complete the review forms and return as instructed 
  • Cher_ScopeCher_Scope Posts: 3,334

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    Hi @joethebear and welcome to our community.

    Thanks for posting this as it's a scenario I'd be confused by too.  I hope the answers you've received helped and if you have any more questions please ask away :)

    Just to add - I've moved this post over to our PIP, DLA and AA discussion board to make it easier for other people to spot.  
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  • joethebearjoethebear Member Posts: 18 Connected
    Thanks for helpful replies , getting the hang of website so expect a few posts in wrong place ! Haha 
  • Cher_ScopeCher_Scope Posts: 3,334

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    @joethebear :D Never fear, we've all done it.  It'd be lovely to see more of you around the community so feel free to get involved in other chats! 
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  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Posts: 4,010

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    Welcome to the community @joethebear :) Have you been able to give them a ring yet today? 
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  • leeCalleeCal Member Posts: 3,359 Disability Gamechanger
    edited January 11
    Is it possible to elect to have a paper based assessment rather than a telephone one at some point following the return of a review form? Ie are you given that choice at some point?
  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 9,134 Disability Gamechanger
    It would be best to have put this in your review form however not many people just have paper based 

    I was lucky and mine was and I didn't request it but the DM jyst called me unexpectedly and asked me few questions and made decision on the spot and I got enhanced for both 

    She said there was enough info on my form and evidence I didnt need an assessment 
  • leeCalleeCal Member Posts: 3,359 Disability Gamechanger
  • joethebearjoethebear Member Posts: 18 Connected
    Well I phoned DWP a 9am eventually got through to a nice lady she explained I still have pip until Dec but have to fill form in anyway , I asked for extension to gather paperwork and information and was given extra ,2weeks so now got to back by Feb 15 little bit less stressful now, all I've got to do now is concentrate on giving as much information as possible !!
  • joethebearjoethebear Member Posts: 18 Connected
    Thanks for the welcome Tori forgot to say on my post 
  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Posts: 4,010

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    Great stuff @joethebear :) I'm glad you were able to sort it out, and that you feel a little less stressed now. Please do let us know if you have any questions about what sort of information to include. 

    And no problem for the welcome! 
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