Remaining politically neutral during General Election 2024


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Change of circumstances

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JonnycJonny
JonnycJonny Scope Member Posts: 144 Pioneering
Thought it useful to let others know that reporting a change of circumstances will not necessarily trigger the completion of another PIP2 form - as most of the valuable guidance on this Community page suggests. I was in fact sent an Award Review form instead. Not sure what this depends on - the type of condition, severity of inability, previous supporting evidence in the DWP system -  but thought I would pass this on. It may even be the new DWP policy - I don't know. 

I still provided Additional information on separate sheets and completed each section. The writing spaces on the Review form are so short. It was immensely stressful to complete.

Best wishes to all 



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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,131 Disability Gamechanger
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    I don't think it matters which form you're sent to be honest. Your claim will still be looked at again and another assessment is most likely. The shorter form tends to confuse a lot of people.
    Change of circumstances shouldn't be reported without first getting some expert advice. Good to hear you used additional paper to add more information.
    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.
  • JonnycJonny
    JonnycJonny Scope Member Posts: 144 Pioneering
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    Expecting to have another assessment - though the Review form does explicitly state that a decision 'may' be done on the strength of the supporting paperwork. Not holding out on that though - very few on this Community page have had a paper assessment as far as I can tell.

    Thanks as ever for the insight.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,131 Disability Gamechanger
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    No worries. Paper based assessments are rare but they do happen. Just so that you're aware, you could be waiting several months, possibly longer for a decision.
    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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