Review Forms On Their Way

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So today I finished sorting the forms and supporting evidence that I needed towards my PIP review.

My long suffering partner went to the local library and by took copies of everything and put my name, NI number and phone number on every sheet, all 27 of them, of cause copying them at 25p a sheet is daylight robbery 🤣he then took them to the local post office and posted them at £5.70 because he got a discount because it was a prepaid envelope and it will arrive before one o'clock tomorrow, I had a lengthy conversation (that she logged onto my records)with a lovely lady on the PIP helpline who assured me that the minute they land in the DWP sorting office that's when they are officially recongnised as being received.

So as mine are not due back till Friday the 26th that's with the 14 day extension added which I asked for they will be their within plenty of time, she even asked if I would like another extension but I said I was happy sending them today, so they have now gone and I am determined to just except that theirs nothing more I can do and that what will be will be, knowing you deserve something doesn't make it any easier though.

I did ask if it was ok to forward further evidence which I will receive next week from my neurologist and even though the main part of it is being sent today she said that's fine as well so long as you send a covering letter with all your details on and each one individually marked with NI etc

So fingers crossed that all will be as it should be, hope everyone is well and that no matter where you are in your pip process or any other benefit it's going smoothly.

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  • Posted

    Hi Alexandria

    I hope all goes well for you fingers crossed 😊 .

    My review isn't for another 2 years but I'm already thinking about it, not a good system when the stress is ever present

    All the best

    Wendy xx

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    Mail being sent to DWP is not classed as being there until it reaches the department it's meant to be at. When it reaches the mail sorting office the DWP won't even know it's there at this point, so i'm not sure why you were told that. Sometime i really do believe that DWP advisers tell us what we want to hear lol. The only good thing about signed for delivery is that you will be able to prove it was signed for.

    Please be aware that sending extra evidence after the forms have been returned doesn't mean that evidence will be used. Once DWP receive your forms and evidence they send them to the assessment providers in a file, they won't have anything more to do with the your claim until the file is returned to them along with the report after your assessment. Sending extra evidence means it won't be sent to the assessment providers so it won't be used when writing the report, unless a Decision maker reads through everything you send then it may not help you. It sounds like you've sent a lot anyway so it shouldn't make any difference.

    You've done all you can, my fingers and toes are crossed for you. Waiting times depend on backlog in your area. They usually update with a text message through out your claim. Expect another face to face assessment as most have them, that way it won't be too much of a shock if that letter for the appointment arrives through your door. Good luck!!

  • Posted


    Just s quick line to let you know the mail is now scanned onto s programme at the sorting centre on the day it arrives do it is visible to DWP almost immediately.

    The HCP though does not have access to this system.



  • Posted

    Sorry this phone and predictive text is awful 😂😂

    • Posted

      Hi Wendy, yes i know i had a long conversation with one of the supervisors regarding the mail department and she explained exactly how they receive mail at the receiving centre, as soon as it reaches that department it's classed as in the system and cannot be lost, hopefully LOL

      Also i did go back and double check and you can send in supporting evidence to add to your claim so long as you A do it pretty quickly and B make sure you add all your info to make it easy for them to tie it up with your original paperwork.

      I even rechecked this part as im recieving more next week from my neurologist.

      thank you for commenting though as DWP is not an easy system to follow and they are making changes all the time

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