PIP, DLA and AA
If this is your first visit, check out the community guide. You will have to Join us or Sign in before you can post.

Has everyone getting an extension already been notified by DWP?

PIPnewbiePIPnewbie Member Posts: 268 Pioneering
edited February 16 in PIP, DLA and AA
My partner is sitting awaiting to hear, hoping she will be one of those extended.

Her claim is due to run out in June and she is already dreading assessments and such. She was awarded by the First Tier Tribunal.

I read here by the Secretary of State that even those with an award instated by First Tier Tribunal will be getting an extension.

https://questions-statements.parliament.uk/written-questions/detail/2020-12-01/123727
Tagged:

Replies

  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 9,238 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi there 

    Lots of people have had extensions including myself and my award doesnt end till 2025 but had it extend bit my award was through DWP 

    Initially tribunal awards were not expended as it was court instruction and when that ends it was end of claim and you have to start a new application. 

    I understand this had changed now but as yet I haven't heard of anyone having it extended 

    Hope other members can help who have a tribunal award 
  • Audinut70Audinut70 Member Posts: 122 Courageous
    Hi,i had to go through the tribunal nightmare, 12 month assessment, then dwp decided to award my claim the day 'before' my hearing,10 months they put me through it claiming they hadn't received my paperwork. That was 12 months into a 3 year award, the awards aren't worth the paper they're printed on. I received my extension 2 weeks ago, but i still expect them to do another assessment well before my claim ends,now 2024,it was 2023. 
  • woodbinewoodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 3,785 Disability Gamechanger
    There seem to be a glut of extensions a few weeks ago, but the main point being that even if extended they can still review on the original datelines. 
    my advice is given freely and is correct to the best of my knowledge.
  • Audinut70Audinut70 Member Posts: 122 Courageous
    My past experience is that they review every year,12 months. I don't know if this is still the case, but if they can get more claimants off the benefit, those who can't, dont want or know how to fight it, its less of a burden on the government. Thats just my opinion though.
    As i said in my previous post, they awarded me my claim the morning before the tribunal, very funny time to suddenly find my forms???.
  • calcotticalcotti Member Posts: 1,236 Pioneering
    edited February 14
    Audinut70 said:
    My past experience is that they review every year,12 months. I don't know if this is still the case, ..
    Review periods differ between claimants. You can’t generalise from your own experience in this regard.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • woodbinewoodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 3,785 Disability Gamechanger
    Audinut70 said:
    My past experience is that they review every year,12 months. I don't know if this is still the case, but if they can get more claimants off the benefit, those who can't, dont want or know how to fight it, its less of a burden on the government. Thats just my opinion though.
    As i said in my previous post, they awarded me my claim the morning before the tribunal, very funny time to suddenly find my forms???.
    Whilst that might be your personal experience the length of award varies vastly in reallity
    my advice is given freely and is correct to the best of my knowledge.
  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 5,996 Disability Gamechanger
    edited February 15
    They have not at any point reviewed every 12 months bar the initial couple of years for ESA WCA assessments which were a mess.
  • PIPnewbiePIPnewbie Member Posts: 268 Pioneering
    Sorry guys I seemed to have missed a vital bit of info in my query.

    I’m referring to the Covid extension not any normal extensions that may or may not occur.
  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 5,996 Disability Gamechanger
    There are neither COVID nor normal extensions. At present there are extensions across most cases regardless. Communication on them is inconsistent to say the least. 
  • Audinut70Audinut70 Member Posts: 122 Courageous
    edited February 15
    As i said, that was my experience, and the letter i received at the time stated,yearly review. Like you said,it might have been the case everything was a mess, my benefit had just changed from esa to uc, but they DID do yearly reviews, at the beginning. mikehughescq said:
    They have not at any point reviewed every 12 months bar the initial couple of years for ESA WCA assessments which were a mess.

    Also,i didn't say it was 'any' kind of extension, only that i recieved mine a couple of weeks ago. Youre not very subtle with your replies to vulnerable people on here who are only trying to help.
  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 5,996 Disability Gamechanger
    Audinut70 said:
    Youre not very subtle with your replies to vulnerable people on here who are only trying to help.
    Personal comments are a breach of the T&Cs here. Please comment on posts not posters. 
  • Audinut70Audinut70 Member Posts: 122 Courageous
    Ok,People shouldnt rebuke others for their experiences who are only trying to help. 
  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Posts: 3,226

    Scope community team

    Just a reminder to respect one another's personal experience. While someone may experience something which isn't perceived to be the normal, that doesn't mean to say it can't happen, didn't happen or won't happen in the future. 

    It's fine to have an opinion on what somebody else says, and it's fine to disagree, as always we ask that you ensure this is done in the right way :) 

    Audinut70 said:
    Ok,People shouldnt rebuke others for their experiences who are only trying to help. 
    Absolutely, and your experience will always be welcomed, it's one of the great things about the online community.

    I'd like this discussion to remain focused on the question asked by @PIPnewbie in the opening post.
    Online Community Coordinator

    Find out more about, and apply for, the Community Co-production Group.

    Want to tell us about your experience on the community? Talk to our chatbot and let us know.
  • PIPnewbiePIPnewbie Member Posts: 268 Pioneering
    There are neither COVID nor normal extensions. At present there are extensions across most cases regardless. Communication on them is inconsistent to say the least. 
    Sorry, I don’t mean extensions for those with Covid, I meant because of the pandemic due to Covid.
  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 5,996 Disability Gamechanger
    There are, as previously stated, extensions across most cases at present. This is indeed because of issues created by the pandemic.
  • PIPnewbiePIPnewbie Member Posts: 268 Pioneering
    There are, as previously stated, extensions across most cases at present. This is indeed because of issues created by the pandemic.
    And not everyone who will get an extension has been notified yet?
  • calcotticalcotti Member Posts: 1,236 Pioneering
    I don't think there's any way for us to know the answer to that.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
Sign in or join us to comment.