waiting on a pip change of circumstances

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I have recently had my leg amputated and have had to change my circamstances on my pip. I was wondering if anyone knew how long it takes for a decision

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    I'm sorry to hear this.

    For PIP there's a rule that you must have had the condition for at least 3 months, has it been longer than this?

    Expect another face 2 face assessment because most people have them, it's very rare to have a paper based assessment for PIP. The time it takes totally depends on backlog in your area and there's no time scales. Some wait a few weeks for assessments while other wait months.

    If an assessment is needed then decision times vary too and can be anything from 2-8 weeks after assessment. There's no timescales for any decisions.

    Good luck.

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      Hi Denise I have been told that because I have been claiming pip for well over a year and my origenal illness contributed to me having my leg amputated  I will not have to wait 3 months. Thankyou 
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    Hi Craig, it's no consultation I know but I truly feel for you, I hope that you get your PIP reviewed up to full on both, your right things that produce drastics consequences are looked at without the 3 month agenda, I know because I had a major accident and it was looked at before the 3 months and thankfully I was awarded high on both.

    Im sure your recieving plenty of support from family and friends but I hope your being given plenty of support from physio etc.

    Will you be able to wear a prosthetic once it heals completely

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      Hi I'm sorry for the late reply and I thank you for your kind words and infomation. I am coping really well and my family are a blessing my physio is a fantastic help and makes me feel at ease. My pip will sort its self and I will deal with whatever decision they choose. Once again thanks 

    • Posted

      That's exactly the right attitude to take, onwards and upwards because what you can't change you have to learn to live with and with a good support network around you nothing is impossible.

      Take care and God Bless

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    Hi Craig I rang on the 6th Nov last year and had home visit the last week in jan then decision took  around 6 weeks they said they usually take a bit longer for an unscheduled review ....good luck xx

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