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PIP extended

66Mustang66Mustang Member Posts: 4,258 Disability Gamechanger
edited January 18 in PIP, DLA and AA
My PIP was due to last until August 2022, so I was expecting a review in February 2022 (6 months before)

I just got a letter stating that my award has been extended to May 2023. Does this mean I should now expect a review in November 2022, 6 months before it is due to end, or will my review date stay the same i.e. February?

Thanks.

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

    Unfortunately no, it doesn't mean this. It means its been extended because the backlogs are huge and it's allowing extra time for a decision to made on your review, when the time comes. My advice it to expect the review form as normal.
    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.
  • 66Mustang66Mustang Member Posts: 4,258 Disability Gamechanger
    edited January 18
    Thanks - so still expect it around February?
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    You're welcome. Yes. I'm not really sure exactly why they are extending people's awards when they don't end for at least another year. I can only imagine the size of the backlogs must be huge.
    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.
  • woodbinewoodbine Member Posts: 2,845 Disability Gamechanger
    Oddly enough I got a letter extending mine until March 2023 today.
  • 66Mustang66Mustang Member Posts: 4,258 Disability Gamechanger
    Thank you, yes it puzzled me as well.

    TBH it actually works out just as well if I don’t get an extension because, providing I get awarded the same again, I can get a new Motability car once the 3 year lease ends. With the extension, my car lease would come to an end when I have less than a year of award remaining, so I’d have to wait before I could get another one. There are pluses and minuses to however it works out I guess.

    Anyway thanks again :)
  • OverlyAnxiousOverlyAnxious Member Posts: 1,119 Disability Gamechanger
    There's an interesting point with these backlogs...  How will they ever catch up?  Just for a simple example, imagine a 6 month delay - doing February's in August, March's in September etc...that then means they'll have to August and Septembers 6 months later as well.  Unless they draft in double the amount of assessors/decision makers, the backlog won't ever end.  :|


  • kes2611kes2611 Member Posts: 22 Connected
    My pip was up in nov but was extended to may n then to august 21. I got the forms in oct n sent them bck n am waiting on a date for a telephone assesment.
  • CressidaCressida Member Posts: 679 Pioneering
    @66Mustang . How strange I got one too. They must be doing massive mail shots. Mine is not due to end until 2023 either. I can see why people get that sinking feeling when that brown envelope drops through the letterbox. 

  • BrettWBrettW Member Posts: 607 Pioneering
    They might be sending out all these forms as a way to help manage the backlog. I suppose if they collate more of the info in advance it will help them speed up the process further down the line
  • leeCalleeCal Member Posts: 2,999 Disability Gamechanger
    I was told mine was extended for about eighteen months and then received a review form within two months. That’s was early December and I think I will hear something soon, probably about a telephone assessment.
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing Team, Community Team Posts: 7,914 Scope community team

    Thanks for starting the conversation @66Mustang, it seems like lots of members are receiving extensions this week. It's interesting to read the positives and negatives you're facing with having your award extended, I must admit I hadn't thought of potential negatives.

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  • kes2611kes2611 Member Posts: 22 Connected
    Mine was extended to may n then august. Just waiting on phone assesment. 
  • lisathomas50lisathomas50 Member Posts: 2,863 Pioneering
    @66Mustang hi I just wanted to ask regards motobility if you have an extension will thst affect wether you can have another car if your at the end of your agreement  or will that agreement end and you have a gap before you can have a new car 

    As you know I am not on motablity  but I do get asked the question 
  • woodbinewoodbine Member Posts: 2,845 Disability Gamechanger
    edited January 19
    that's ok @lisathomas50 poppy will be along to help you out,  oops no she won't as she's left.
    Here we go googles now our new best friend !
    https://www.motability.co.uk/c/ppc/everyday-freedom/?gclid=CjwKCAiAo5qABhBdEiwAOtGmblQStXBJ0kpTzOH4nim-Tv78BOrwy5N-dZr4jPTMv0WJJDxDKQ-GpBoCav4QAvD_BwE
  • chiariedschiarieds Community champion Posts: 6,895 Disability Gamechanger
    Seems like I've joined this 'not so exclusive club' too. I'm exactly the same as you @66Mustang ...awarded until August 2022, & got an extension to May 2023 in the post a couple of days ago. :)
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