Pip review

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Hi Denise or anyone else who knows about PIP reviews.

Mine is due for renewal. It is due to end in June 2020 but I received the review form on 16th December. They wanted it back by 8th January, which is ridiculous, given the Christmas post and my need to gather evidence, so I phoned the day the form arrived and was told I could have an extension until January 16th. I had reason to phone again a couple of days ago and wanted to check that they had noted my previous call about the extension. A very helpful lady said yes and told me the extension had actually been given until January 22nd. Then today I received a letter dated 27th December telling me that they haven't received my renewal form back and if they didn't receive it by 8th January, my PIP would stop! Needless to say I am stressed and can't understand why the system didn't prevent this letter from going out. I will phone on Monday but am concerned that I only have their word for an extension by my two phone calls, and nothing in writing. I only hope it doesn't trigger a cancellation of my PIP. The next payment is due at the beginning of February. Should I be worried?

Mary

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    hi. I wouldn't stress. I received a pip renewal and I filled it all in as no changes in circumstances. unless anything has changed I wouldnt be worried as when I did it I was just automatically awarded the pip again for a further 3 years. but it probably wouldn't hurt to give them a call and just explain how your feeling and the situation. hope this eases your mind a bit

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      Thanks David. I'm only stressing at the moment because they have told me I am late sending it in, even though I phoned to ask for an extension because it arrived with me late in December. Good to hear your review had a positive outcome. Did you have to have a re-assessment or did they just extend your award without one? Mary

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      Hi, how soon after getting a text message to say they had received you review form did it take to get notification that they didn't want a face to face? I returned mine early December 2019 and got a text message to say they had received it and it was under consideration. Mine expires May this year.

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    my pip was just automatically renewed without assessment. I'm guessing they just they went off the information I told them on the form and maybe they contacted my gp also. hope you get the result you need and dont stress

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    HI,

    The letter you received will be automatically sent to you because the computer thinks the form needs to be returned by a certain date. The extended time then you received will not stop the letter that you received because they just add a note onto the computer that you received that extension. It happens everytime and is nothing at all to worry about.

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      Hi Denise,

      Thanks or the reassurance. To put my mind at rest I did ring this morning and was told that the extension was in place until 22nd January. That was a relief to know as I am struggling to complete the form.

      Take care,

      Mary

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    Hello Mary,

    My advice is to expect another face to face because it's extremely rare to have a paper based assessment.

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      Hi again Denise,

      I am finding the PIP review form difficult! Is it just me, or do question one and question 3 repeat themselves? Firstly, they ask if something has changed with a particular activity, and if so when. Then thirdly they say 'Tell us about any changes to the help you need or the help you get from another person.' I feel that is a repeat of question 1, or is just me not understanding it properly?

      My change is that I now have someone to cook or me as I can't cook my own food now (previously I could sit on a stool and prepare food), so that is my answer to the first question. Do I just repeat this for the third question?

      Mary

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      Question 1 is asking you what changes and question 2 is asking you to tell them about those changes and what's different now to when you last filled out your form.

      Telling them you now need someone to prepare and cook your food for you will definitely not be enough of information. You need to explain why you need someone to do that activity for you. When can't you use and an aid and why can't you prepare and cook a simple meal with assistance from another person.

      You won't score 8 points in this activity just because you can no longer use an aid. If they think they you can reasonably use an aid then you will always score points for using one, whether you use one or not. You won't score points simply because you just say you can't complete an activity at all. This applies to all the activities/descriptors.

      You say you can no longer use and aid but what happened the last time you attempted that activity when using the aid? give some real life examples.

      Remember that this activity is about preparing and cook food using fresh ingredients at waist height. It doesn't consider your ability to use an oven or carry food around the kitchen.

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      Thanks Denise. I have written down the reasons why I can't cook for myself now. I just found question one and three confusing as it seems to be asking the same question, unless it is me not understanding what it is actually asking! I'm mentally and physically exhausted trying to fill in this form!

      Best wishes,

      Mary

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