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Help with pip

jc_3242
jc_3242 Member Posts: 1 Listener
Hi,

I applied for PIP back in May. Form came out In the post few weeks later. Due to the nature of my conditions I ended up forgetting to fill it in before the time period stated. I didn’t send it altogether the . I didn’t think anymore about it for a few months and said to myself I would build myself up to apply again some time.

I then received a letter in the post inviting me to a telephone consultation, even though I didn’t send in a form?

long story short the consultation was meant to be today but I was having problems with my phone and missed the call etc.

rang the assessment centre up when I finally got my phone sorted and they told me that I will have to re-apply for pip all over again.

Is this normal? I know it’s my own fault but is there anything I can do? As I will lose out on all the backpay since May if I was eligible for PIP.

Comments

  • calcotti
    calcotti Member Posts: 3,069 Disability Gamechanger
    jc_3242 said:..rang the assessment centre up when I finally got my phone sorted and they told me that I will have to re-apply for pip all over again.
    The assessment centre are not decision makers, you need to speak to DWP.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • mikehughescq
    mikehughescq Member Posts: 7,538 Disability Gamechanger
    If you didn’t complete a PIP 2 and yet were invited to a consultation then you likely have a vulnerability marker on your case and the AP may not be aware if this so their advice on reapplying, apart from it being outside their remit to offer such advice, may well be wrong. A conversation with DWP sounds in order.

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