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Pip review extension-waiting for ct scan

tink50 Member Posts: 3 Listener
edited December 2021 in PIP, DLA, and AA
My husband was awarded pip in August 2020 until June 22, he had a cancer diagnosis and had major surgery, chemo etc, which he's still recovering from.

He had his review letter yesterday to be sent back by Dec 26th.

We have just found out his cancer is back and now terminal, we are waiting on another ct scan and have appointment in the new year to discuss treatment plan.
I've spoken to his cns and she said she needs to see the next ct scan before making a decision on whether she can fill out the DS1500 form yet.
I've tried phoning pip several times since getting the form but just can't get through,  do they accept asking for an extension via a letter sent recorded delivery or do you need to just keep trying to get through on the phone?


  • calcotti
    calcotti Member Posts: 3,746 Disability Gamechanger
    edited December 2021
    You will need to speak to them. You will need to complete and return the review as normal. If a DS1500 is issued later let PIP now at that time.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Posts: 7,005

    Scope community team

    People sometimes find it easier to get through when they call earlier in the morning when the line opens @tink50- have you tried ringing early in the morning?

    I'm sorry to hear about your husband's diagnosis. I can only imagine how difficult that must be for both of you. Are you coping okay?
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