Pip review forms

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recieved my pip review forms and its daunting trying to find the right words for some of the questions.

its not as easy as it looks.

any advice would be appreciated. 

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    Hi,

    They are a million times easier than the PIP2 forms, i had my review 1 year ago. Basically you just tick those boxes to what's relivant to you. If you've stayed the same ticked the box, i did and gave no expanation to this. If you've got worse tick that box, then write how, when and why in the boxes provided. I didn't need help for this form but needed help for the PIP2 form. If you've got worse in any of those questions then send in the evidence to prove you've got worse. Any evidence you sent last time, they don't want to see ONLY NEW evidence needs to be sent. Be prepared for another face 2 face assessment, even if there's no changes as most people have these even for reviews. It's rare to have a paper based decision. At the assessment it will be the same as it was the first time. Good luck.

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      Thanks Denise,

      most things are the same but have now been finished from work due to sickness as I struggle with mainly my hands. I have rheumatoid arthritis and am not doing so well with the medication side of things as they seem to work for a while then I have to be changed onto something different. 

      Been in flare for around 18months now.

      its annoying.

      thanks for the advice.

      much appreciated.

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      You're welcome. The best advice i can give you is to google PIP test and do this honestly. This will give you some idea on what you could score but remember there's no guarantee you'll actually score that. Also another good thing to look at is what award do you have now and how many points in total did you recieve last time? If you have Standard award for either Mobility or daily living and for EG you scored 8 points, you'll need to score 4 more points for the Enhanced award so take a look and see where you could score those extra points. If you can't score those extra points then i would advice you tick the "stayed the same" box. Same for mobility and if you don't have the Enhanced award and are trying for this then remember it's 20 metres or less regular and reliably, without pain and discomfort.

      Also don't forget that if you think you don't have enough time to send those forms back, give them a ring and ask for an extention of time because for PIP they will allow you this. Send those forms back signed for delivery, evidence should be copies only, take a copy of the review form and put your NI on the top of everything you send. If a home assessment is needed you can request this on the form but you'll most likely need a letter from you GP stating the reasons why.

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      Lesley its nothing to do with benefits after reading about your arthritis, I thought I let you in on something that may help you its as you would say ongoing . and it wont work straight away but will reduce . the pain with time and swelling .... you need to get some nettle tea you can get them from amazon or ebay or even Tesco in tea bag part ,nettle is great for a number of problems
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