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PIP Renewal Confusion

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Kieran20
Kieran20 Community member Posts: 17 Connected
I was awarded PIP by the tribunal in early 2020 for October 2017-2022. As it’s nearing the end of my claim period, I phoned up the DWP to request a review/renewal form. They then explained how forms are sent automatically, and I clarified I wanted the form early as I know they are way behind on renewals.

They then said there is an ongoing PIP Award from April 2022 and therefore I’m not due for a renewal and I will be contacted in due course for a review.

I’m now very confused, as I don’t know where this award from April 2022 has appeared from and I’ve received no written correspondence that correlates with this and I’m no where near state pension age so it’s not that automatic light touch when you retire.

Does anyone know what on earth is going on? As right now I can’t request a renewal as the DWP refute the fact my award should end in October 2022 and didn’t really explain where this new award came from.

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,110 Disability Gamechanger
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    No one has yet had a light touch review so we don't know exactly what happens with these. I don't think anyone here can specifically answer your questions unfortunately. For this reason i'd advise you to ring DWP again and speak to someone different. Ask them to send you a copy of the most recent decision letter and this should tell you what length of award you have.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • Kieran20
    Kieran20 Community member Posts: 17 Connected
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    No one has yet had a light touch review so we don't know exactly what happens with these. I don't think anyone here can specifically answer your questions unfortunately. For this reason i'd advise you to ring DWP again and speak to someone different. Ask them to send you a copy of the most recent decision letter and this should tell you what length of award you have.
    The thing is I have an award letter form back in 2020 saying I was awarded Oct 17 to Oct 22. But now the DWP is saying I was awarded in April 2022 for ongoing. This makes no sense 😂 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,110 Disability Gamechanger
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    The review could potentially have happened without sending you any forms because this is definitely possible, though it's rare. If this did happen then a new decision letter should have been sent and all you can do is ring them back when they open on Monday morning.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
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