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PIP Review Questions

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lor61264
lor61264 Community member Posts: 3 Listener
Hello my PIP award is due to run out in four months, as yet I haven’t been contacted about a review.  There are a couple of points I’m not sure about.
Firstly I am in Scotland so who will contact me to do the review, will it be PIP or the new ADP.
Secondly I have no up to date proof to include when I am reviewed. My last award was in 2018 for five years high rate care and mobility. But I don’t attend hospital appointments for my condition (fibromyalgia) I was diagnosed with no follow up. My doctor only dispenses my prescription list and would have no clue how my condition affects me day to day. My carer and the only person who could answer this is my husband. 
Does anyone have any suggestions or have others been in this situation. I did see mention somewhere of keeping a daily diary but this is not proof as I or my carer will have written it.

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,998 Disability Gamechanger
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    You should be contacted by DWP and i'm surprised you haven't been sent more forms already. The PIP to ADP transfer is automatic and it can be done anytime from now up until summer 2024. https://www.mygov.scot/personal-independence-payment-is-moving
    For your PIP review you don't need medical evidence. I claim PIP for various reasons and one of my many conditions is fibro and my last review last year was a paper based assessment and the only medical evidence i sent was a OT assessment report and my repeat prescriptions list.
    The rest of my evidence was my real world examples of exactly what happened the last time i attempted each activity that applies to me. You should do the same.
    Include detailed information such as where you were, what exactly happened, did anyone see it and what the consequences were. You should aim for at least half an A4 side of paper per descriptor that applies.
    The reason it's advised you do this is because you are the only person that knows exactly how your conditions affect you.
    Some find it helpful to ask someone that knows them well to write a supporting letter but i never 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.
  • Binky1234
    Binky1234 Community member Posts: 438 Pioneering
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    I'm in Scotland and it was the DWP that contacted me in July this year in regards to my award review.

    I also have Fibromyalgia although this is just a recent diagnosis and my award because of my Crohns and that award was standard rate for both.

    Sorry I could not be more help.

    Good luck when you review comes up.
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  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,964 Disability Gamechanger
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    If you won your award at tribunal they will contact you 14 weeks before it is due to end rather than 6 months if awarded by dwp 
  • lor61264
    lor61264 Community member Posts: 3 Listener
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    Hi thank you for your replies, to answer I didn’t win at tribunal so expect the review papers at the six month before mark. 
    Iv just checked . 
    So it maybe that it is the Scottish government that contact me. I don’t know if that makes me more nervous as we do not have much information about how they are handling cases. Binky1234, how soon did they contact you before your review was due? 
    Poppy123456 that information is very helpful and I will follow  that when filling it in. Iv double checked and it is actually April it is due so paperwork may be due any day now.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,998 Disability Gamechanger
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    lor61264 said:

    So it maybe that it is the Scottish government that contact me.
    It may not be because as i advised the transfer can take place anytime up until summer 2024. If it is PIP then reviews are taking a very long time and we have members still waiting for a decision 1 year after returning their forms. Your PIP will be extended if a decision isn't made by the time your award is due to end.
    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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