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TOPIC: PIP renewal form

PIP renewal form 7 months 1 week ago #216208

My wife is due PIP renewal form and is very distressed. Last time she applied she was previously on indefinite DLA. She was forced to have a medical with ATOS despite a letter from consultant psychiatrist saying this would be detrimental and refused a home visit and had to travel miles by taxi for an 8 am appointment. This was a horrific experience and none of evidence was considered. She supplied a lot of medical evidence about her mental and physical health. Since then she has been diagnoses with autism. When it comes to filling in review form with either things have got worse or the same it is difficult to answer. Things have got worse and she now has an autism diagnosis as well but is worried this will trigger another assessment and result in loss of PIP. WE dont know how best to approach this, or if we need to supply same evidence they already have as it is within two years.

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PIP renewal form 7 months 1 week ago #216217


You shouldn't have to send any evidence that you have previously supplied the AR1 review form is intended to be looked at in conjunction with the previous PIP2 and the evidence attached to it.

I wish I could give you an approach to filling in the AR1 but feedback from the forum strongly suggests that there is no consistent approach by the DWP and the assessors to dealing with this form.

The only real advice I can give is that if you do report a change then document it in detail, however, be aware that this will make it more likely that a face to face will be required.

The criteria remains the same and "reliably" and "on the majority of days" still apply.

The current PIP Claim guide has all of the latest guidance.


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