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PIP Review.

Mollmolls2010Mollmolls2010 Member Posts: 4 Listener
Hi there everyone,
I was just after a bit of advice. My PIP award was due to be up for review around June 2020, six months before the end date. However, I received a letter saying that due to Covid they had extended my award to next May ( 2021). I was a little startled then to receive the dreaded envelope  saying they are now going to review my award and that I have 28 days to return to them. Slightly irritating is that the letter is dated as 11th September and I didn't receive it until the 21st ., so it's made me anxious as to completing the forms quickly so it gets back to them in time. I am worrying if it takes that long to send, will it take that long to arrive? I was just wondering has this happened to anyone else after they've had their award extended? 

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  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 10,246 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome to the community

    This is now happening they are catching up with those whose award was due to end so dont worry

    If you are concerned about meeting the deadline then give them a call and explain. It does take a while for them to receive it as it isnt marked as arrived till it is scanned onto their system ands this can take a while

    When I sent mine off before the pandemic it took 3 weeks to get scanned on after I had sent it

    Assessments are still taking place over the phone and in rare occasions paper based but f2f are still suspended

    Good luck keep us updated
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    HI and welcome,

    Just because they extended your award it doesn't mean that you wouldn't have been reviewed, that was always still going to happen.

    You can ring DWP to ask for an extension to return the form.

    When filling out the form you should put as much relevant information as possible about how your conditions affect you. Don't just put "no change" if there's no change because this definitely isn't going to help your claim. Regardless of the review, you shoudl treat it as a new claim.
    Proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice I have given to members here on the community.
  • woodbinewoodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 4,146 Disability Gamechanger
    You can phone them and ask for a 14 day extension which they will give without question, but as above you should return it about 10 days before its due, when posting it back just get proof of posting as registered post etc doesn't help. also if you can photo-copy the relevant pages for future reference.
    Good luck
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  • Mollmolls2010Mollmolls2010 Member Posts: 4 Listener
    Thank you all, that's very helpful info. I shall definitely give them a call, and get a 14 day extension. 
  • chiariedschiarieds Community Co-Production Group Posts: 8,665 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Mollmolls2010 - I'm just adding my welcome to the community, as I see you've already had good advice. :)
  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Posts: 4,594

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    Welcome to the community @Mollmolls2010 :) I'm glad you were able to get some useful advice here. I look forward to seeing you around!
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  • Mollmolls2010Mollmolls2010 Member Posts: 4 Listener
    Hi there everyone. Just a quick update. I have had my award reviewed. I am happy to say, my PIP is going to be continuing at the same rate, as well as the time being increased to a six year award. I am very relieved. I know it sounds silly but I spiral into horrible stomach churning anxiety when having to deal with things like this, and it makes everything a little harder to cope with.  Thank you for the advice given, and the moral support. I hope to join in a little more on the forums, but haven't been in the right frame of mind, but am feeling a little bit more of my old self now. 
  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Posts: 4,594

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    Great news @Mollmolls2010 :) Thank you for letting us know. It doesn't sound silly to say that at all, a lot of people find it a stressful experience. We all really look forward to seeing you around on the community more whenever you're ready. Give us a shout if you ever need any help finding your way around!
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  • chiariedschiarieds Community Co-Production Group Posts: 8,665 Disability Gamechanger
    Thank you for updating us with your good news @Mollmolls2010 - & a 6 year award sounds great, so congratulations! Pleased you're feeling a little more like your old self. Do join in with the forum more, & your positive PIP result will help others. :)
  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Posts: 3,672

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    Thanks for the update @Mollmolls2010, and welcome to the community :) 
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  • Mollmolls2010Mollmolls2010 Member Posts: 4 Listener
    I forgot to add, the decision was based on just the paperwork , I didn't have a telephone appointment . If it's helpful to others I followed the advice  given of really treating the form like it was a new claim, and gave an example of day to day life for each question. 
  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Posts: 3,672

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    Thanks for sharing @Mollmolls2010, I'm sure others will find that very helpful indeed :) 
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  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 10,246 Disability Gamechanger
    @Mollmolls2010

    Hope to see you around more  Great news and thanks for sharing with us, my review was exactly the same just filled in the form, got a quick phone call you ask couple questions and got a higher award for 6 years
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