When am i likely to be re assesed

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I was awarded PIP early this year after a tribunal basic rate living and mobility for three years . Back dated to march 2014 when originally applied runs out march 2017.

My condition has become far more severe on physical grounds since original application, Award was made on mainly  mental grounds. Ie mentally i couldnt go out alone for panic attacks now physically i am in to much pain to walk to the end of the garden without chronic pain and a break. I got points for mentally being a ditzzy cow in the kitchen now I cannot hold a knife because of pain. When I originally applied pain was intermittent the minority of the time now its 70% in summer and 90+% in winter.

I am trying to work out if i should wait for reassesment or reapply, all opinions greatfully received


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    If the award is until March 2017 then normally they contact you about 1 year before it's due to end. If this is the case then you should have recieved a letter in about March this year but because you haven't then maybe your award was for longer? Having said that if you've got worse then you should report any changes to them. Some choose to do this some dont. You could ring them and report these changes and they'll send you a review form. Fiil it out, return it along with your evidence. Good luck.

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    Not sure why your award would be only till 2017 as your tribunal was this year and although benefit was back dated I didn't know you would only get one year as they normally reassess about a year before it runs out.

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      OK that's fine but still confused why you haven't had any contact to start reassessment, unless because your case was redone this year you want be contacted till 3 months before your benefits run out.

      I would imagine that's the case.

      I personally would not rattle the gate till they ask you too, it want make any difference other than if you start new claim now you will have to prove it all again, if you wait they will maybe just ring you.

      Hope you are not suffering to much, was it an accident

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      many thanks alexandria

      no not an accident

      I have a phobia of very small crowds and going out due to walking into three armed robberies the only three that have happened in my home town in 15 years , yes  I have that luck !

      I also had some other stuff happen that I had mentally blocked but came back to me and with the three robberies I ended up a bit of a mess and I also lost my Dad and I was a real daddies girl , 40 years old and we spoke at least once a day.

      Seperate thing I have been getting minor aches for a few years and about three years ago they got worse then last year eye wateringly painful and spasticity no idea what the cause is its just random pains in muscles and bones even in my left face. Also suffering from muddled words.NHS diagnosis is very slow so will find out the cause in 6 years or so...............

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      Yea can see what you mean, haven't they offered you counciling for it, seems like you need it.

      I would suggest you get all your medical evidence together so that when they do start your reassessments your ready as I'm thinking that you will need plenty of reports to colleberate your diagnosis. Have you got xrays, MRIs etc.

      I had to amass quite a few reports from my consultants.

      At least if you do it now so you can be ready.


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