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Please note:  we now have a copy of this form

We have very recently heard from several members about a new PIP AR1 review form that they have received. We would very much like to see a copy if you have one.

It is not yet clear whether the new form is being sent to every claimant whose PIP award is being reviewed or only to some claimants as a trial.

The current AR1 form takes you through each of the daily living activities covered in your original PIP claim, from Preparing Food and Eating and Drinking through to Mixing with Other People and Making Decisions About Money.

It also covers the two mobility activities, Planning and Following a Journey and Moving Around.

For each of these activities you are asked to say whether the activity has got:

  • Easier
  • Harder
  • No change

The new form covers the same activities but instead of asking the questions above, it asks:

  • Tell us if something has changed and approximately when.
  • Tell us how you manage this activity now, including the use of any aids you use.
  • Tell us about any changes to help you need or the help you get from another person.
  • If you have received a copy of this form and you are able to scan it and email it to us, we’d be very grateful.

Meanwhile we have included brief information about the new form in our PIP claims and reviews guide in the members’ area.

Comments  

#14 Robbie 2018-10-02 15:09
Quoting shazz:
My sons pip ends this january 2019 but still have not received renewl form
Was the award for a maximum of 2 years? If so a review form won't be sent out. If this is the case your son will need to complete a PIP2 claim form. In this circumstance I believe the DWP send out a PIP2 form for completion about 3 months before the end date but you may need to chase up the form. I also believe that if no new decision has been made on the award by the time the end date is reached then PIP will stop until that decision is made.
#13 shazz 2018-10-02 09:05
My sons pip ends this january 2019 but still have not received renewl form
+1 #12 LewBoy 2018-09-22 16:05
This new form looks complicated. I had my review in 2017 with the tick boxes on the old style Review form. I am glad i did not get this version as once again it seems like the DWP want to make people to give up and make it harder. I thought the whole point of a review form was just to gather basic information? It seems like they want you to just repeat yourself. I wish anyone good luck with this form. And all the best.
+1 #11 stonermc 2018-09-15 11:33
Just sent mine back. I did add some comments at the back on the court ordered review of 1.6 million PIP cases, asking what is happening and I made a comment criticising their not taking mental health and it's affect into consideration. Don't know if I'll lose what I have but i felt I needed to say it.
#10 Robbie 2018-09-13 22:01
A copy of the revised AR1 form and accompanying notes has been uploaded by the DWP in response to a Freedom of Information request.

https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/ar1_pip_award_review_form
#9 soontjen 2018-09-12 08:03
Quoting Suzanne Gledhill:
My son has just received his PIP AR1 review form. His original award ran from June 2015 to August 2019. I rang as his representative to enquire as to why it had been sent out 12months before it is due was advised as above that it was to ensure that they had time to review before the award ceases. Sending this form out so far in advance is again creating stress which in turn exacerbates conditions causing distress.

we get treated like animals the stress/depressi on they cause is very real .it made me very ill changed my life completely . I get nervous panic when I receive a letter same when the phone rings .its disgraceful the way we are treated .
#8 thedragon 2018-09-02 20:21
It states on page 2 of your award decision letter that you'll receive a form a year before the award ends.
+2 #7 frmarcus 2018-09-02 18:41
Suzanne: B&W will advise, but I think it's standard practice to send this a year early. It's very irritating, not least because even though an award is to X date, if on the basis of a review it's to be reduced, can that happen BEFORE the date? To many awardees it makes a farce of the duration of an award, which becomes effectively 12 months less.

It's bemusing that they want 12 months to review an award but they give one month - far too short - to get a mandatory reconsideration in, which may also require the getting of medical evidence etc.

Double standards!
#6 Suzanne Gledhill 2018-09-01 19:08
My son has just received his PIP AR1 review form. His original award ran from June 2015 to August 2019. I rang as his representative to enquire as to why it had been sent out 12months before it is due was advised as above that it was to ensure that they had time to review before the award ceases. Sending this form out so far in advance is again creating stress which in turn exacerbates conditions causing distress.
#5 Robbie 2018-08-31 01:17
karen

It looks like the form is being sent out so early but in fact what the DWP do is take the end date of your award and add on an extra year. In yoiur case your PIP will have been awarded for x amount of years which would take your claim to August 2018 and the DWP then add on a year (hence the end date showing as August 2019). It really is silly that the actual award date is a year after the review date but the DWP claim it is simply to ensure that there is enough time to process the review before your PIP automatically stops. I doubt any PIP review takes a year to process but the alternative would be to do what used to happen with DLA where the DLA claim ended 6 months after a new DLA claim form was sent to the claimant. What the DWP should do is to give the claimant more than 28 days to return the form. Under DLA you could take the entire 6 months and while that is too long it would be better to perhaps give the claimant 8 weeks which should be more than enough to complete the form and collect all evidence. I believe at one time the return period was 6 weejs but this was reduced to 4 weeks a couple of years or so ago.
#4 karen 2018-08-29 16:52
Does any body know why they are sending out Plp Award Review for Plp, so early, mine Plp award is until August 2019,but just received this new review form. One year before its due. Thanks
#3 ThisGovernmentsGoneToFar 2018-08-24 14:29
New and unimproved PIP review form. Here is some further info regarding it here on rightsnet. https://www.rightsnet.org.uk/forums/viewthread/13308/
#2 frmarcus 2018-08-21 15:13
https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/386829/response/935884/attach/3/PIP%20AR1%200316%20watermark.pdf
+2 #1 papasmurf 2018-08-21 08:05
Is this what you are looking for:-
https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/386829/response/935884/attach/3/PIP%20AR1%200316%20watermark.pdf

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