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TOPIC: Awarded PIP for almost 2 years :)

Awarded PIP for almost 2 years :) 2 years 1 week ago #129808

Hi,

Thank you to the people that run this website, think the advice given in filling out the claim form really helped me with getting my award.

I have been awarded the daily living component (standard) from 8th Jan 2015 - November 2016 - so almost two years.

My time line of events are as followed:

I rung to make a claim for PIP on the 8/1/15
I sent off PIP claim form (the long part) on 20/1/15
DWP received PIP claim form I sent back on 22/1/15 and on the same day it was passed onto ATOS to look at.
I sent a bit more evidence just after this although not sure of dates and whether or not it was received as hadn't even chased up as thought from reading on here you only starting chasing after waiting a few months!
On 9/2/15 my health visitor emailed saying she spoke to someone regarding my PIP claim. I rung later this week to be told my claim was with a decision maker as had been passed back my ATOS and I didn't need a face to face interview.
On 16/2/15 I rung to see if they had received further evidence to tell me that had made a decision on my claim. I am entitled to the standard daily living component from jan 2015 - nov 2016.

I am so lucky that my whole claim was sorted in just under 6weeks without the need for a face to face.

Thank you to the people that write the guides. Hope everyone who is waiting for a decision gets one soon, I feel guilty that I have been so lucky to have such a quick turnaround - its not fair at all that some people are waiting months and months or even years.

Helen
Last Edit: 2 years 1 week ago by Mrs Hurtyback.
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Awarded PIP for almost 2 years :) 2 years 1 week ago #129819

That's great news Helen! Thanks for letting us know and for your kind words about our guides :)

I'm afraid the bad news is that the reassessment process will start 1 whole year before the end of your award :(
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Awarded PIP for almost 2 years :) 2 years 1 week ago #129833

I know, the guy said they would send out the new claim pack in November this year, what will happen if the award changes before my claim now expires? if that makes sense?! all very confusing!!
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Awarded PIP for almost 2 years :) 2 years 1 week ago #129842

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Helen wrote:
I know, the guy said they would send out the new claim pack in November this year, what will happen if the award changes before my claim now expires? if that makes sense?! all very confusing!!

This is the first time that we have seen a benefit operated in this manner, so we will have to wait and see, but my suspicion is that a reduced or removed award will apply from the date that the Decision is made.

Gordon
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Awarded PIP for almost 2 years :) 2 years 1 week ago #129851

Surely not! I have been giving an award of 3 years with stated dates. I would think they would be treading on dodgey ground from both the legal and moral aspect.
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Awarded PIP for almost 2 years :) 2 years 1 week ago #129859

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Surely not! I have been giving an award of 3 years with stated dates. I would think they would be treading on dodgey ground from both the legal and moral aspect.

Morality doesn't really enter into the discussion and I am afraid Regulation 11 allows the Secretary of State (in practice their agents the DWP) to initiate a re-assessment at any time and for any reason. I can't see how any re-assessment cannot result in a new Decision and that any new Decision would have affect from the date it is made. However, until someone has gone through this process we can only surmise on how it will operate.

Gordon
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