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Colin123
Colin123 Member Posts: 53 Courageous
I filled in my PIP forms middle of December , this is my renewal and was told it could take up to 12 months to get to my papers . they need to take on more staff to rid of the backlog, my car is up for renewal in July, one says don't do anything , insurance will automatically be renewed but another says I have to make phone calls to sort it out and to get an extension to keep the car...so confused !!!

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 25,571 Disability Gamechanger
    Backlogs are huge because of obvious reasons. We are still in the middle of a pandemic where cases have gone through the roof. People are isolating and still working from home under extreme pressure. Estimated timescales from returning your form to having a decision is about 10 months.
    If you have a mobility car you won't be able to choose another unless you have at least 12 months remaining on your existing PIP award. If your lease is due to end on your existing vehicle then you'll need to ring motability who are always extremely helpful and they will only be too happy to extend the lease until a decision's been made on your review. Insurance on the vehicle will be dealt with by RSA motability.
  • mikehughescq
    mikehughescq Member Posts: 8,234 Disability Gamechanger
    Many PIP staff moved to UC. Recruitment is a great theory but… to work where. No-one wants a busy DWP office right now and working from home is only option of you have the space and DWP can provide the kit. At the moment few employers can provide new kit as there’s a world wide shortage of computer chips. 6 month backlog on orders in most places. Longer for others. 

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