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Pip review and no blue badge help !!

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leglessangel
leglessangel Community member Posts: 7 Listener
Hi, I am still waiting to hear from pip after sending my review off in august, but according to my previous award my pip ran out at end of September so I can’t get my blue badge, free car tax(not due till November) and disabled bus pass, I am a double above knee amputee and so really rely on these things if I am to go out. Does anyone know if there is anyway to get these while I await my review decision.
Thankyou in advance x

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  • bg844
    bg844 Community member Posts: 3,887 Disability Gamechanger
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    Phone PIP. Your award may have been extended whilst you’re waiting to be reviewed.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,250 Disability Gamechanger
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    When you ring PIP ask them to send you proof of your extended award (if it was extended)
    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.
  • Karen7788
    Karen7788 Scope Member Posts: 598 Pioneering
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    Hi @leglessangel, I haven’t applied for PIP but I do have a disabled bus pass, I had an assessment a few years ago for the pass and got it for life. I don’t know if the application procedures varies through different locations. 
  • leglessangel
    leglessangel Community member Posts: 7 Listener
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    Thankyou everyone, I will ring pip tomorrow x
  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 7,981 Disability Gamechanger
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    You are welcome @leglessangel. It is the very least you deserve.

    Have you managed to ring PIP yet? Just wondering how it has gone for you if you have managed to.

    Please don't hesitate to let us know if we can do anything else to help. We are all here for you and listening to you  :)
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  • leglessangel
    leglessangel Community member Posts: 7 Listener
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    haven't managed to get through to pip yet, my husband is ringing them again tomorrow morning. Will let you know how it goes 
  • bg844
    bg844 Community member Posts: 3,887 Disability Gamechanger
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    @leglessangel It’s best to phone bang on 9am. Fingers crossed they will send.
  • buntytmw
    buntytmw Community member Posts: 38 Connected
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     Was about to say the same bang on 9 
  • leglessangel
    leglessangel Community member Posts: 7 Listener
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    Finally got through to pip and a very friendly gentleman from Manchester office is sending me out a copy of my extended award which apparently they had already sent out on the 10th Jan but I never received it 
  • Hannah_Alumni
    Hannah_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,911 Disability Gamechanger
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    I bet that will be because of Royal Mail strikes @leglessangel

    Glad you had a friendly guy when talking to the Manchester office :) Hopefully the letter comes though quickly this time!
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