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Fears of another DWP mess are growing as Benefits and Work members tell us that they have not received a PIP review form or a further extension of their PIP award.

The claimants are all within six months of the end of their PIP award and would normally expect to have received an AR1 review form.

One member, posting on the forum, told us that their PIP was due to end in January but they had not received a review form.

On the moderator’s advice they contacted the DWP and were told that if they had not done so their PIP would have stopped in January, as there was nothing on the system to say a review form should be sent out.

Another member in the same position also rang the DWP. Within a week they had received a review form which needed to be returned within a month.

One member whose claim is due to stop at the end of January phoned to ask when they could expect a review form.

The advisor told them it was a good job they had called because they seemed to have been overlooked. They said that a form would be sent out in the next few days.

Yet another member in the same position was asked to wait a few more weeks to see if the form was sent out, but when they objected that this would give them less time to return it and have a decision made, the DWP agreed to send the review form out.

In some cases, even when our member has called and been told that form will now be sent out, they are still waiting for it to arrive.

It may be that the DWP will make further extensions of PIP awards in the coming weeks and months. But there is concern that there is a growing element of chaos in the department.

Anyone who is within six months of their award ending and who wishes to be sent a review form should consider contacting the DWP to ask for one to be sent out and keep a record of the time and date of the call.

We would be interested to her from anyone else who has not received an expected PIP form.


#12 Robert Gillespie 2021-07-06 15:52
How do I go about getting my PIP renewed, i was due this year but it has been put back until 2023. I have Parkinson’s and my mobility is getting worse. I gets high rate care but no mobility.
I have phoned the help line but I was on hold for an hour. I was exhausted and I had to hang up.
#11 michelle121 2021-05-02 01:47
My bf suffers with PTSD , depression he has pins in hos feet he also suffers with neuropathic pains. He has cramps so bad that he can literally cry with the pain . He has been on pip for the last 31/2 years .
He received a letter from pip stating that his pip had been extended ( we can’t find the letter now ) pip stopped his claim no mortification front m them . He was told that he had to make a new claim ?
Seems so unfair that he has to go through this all again and that he will now be without money for 8 weeks can they legally do this to him ?
#10 AnonymousM 2020-12-13 09:03
I went to tribunal to get my PIP award. I've now received a letter bluntly stating that my PIP claim ends in March 2021, and I had to call them if I still need PIP.

I have a diagnosis of ADHD, OCD, Anxiety and Depression. I called them and said nothing had changed but they said I'd have to make a new claim!
#9 Jo Rose 2020-11-10 00:23
Hi, I ended up at tribunal to be awarded enhanced on both elements of PIP I have been fighting this since April 2019, the tribunal awarded it to me for 2 years & I received a payment for back pay. Should I expect a review form? I have PTSD through birth trauma & altho I was makin progress my main support (my Mum) has got covid & is quite ill in hospital! This has put a whole new spin on things again. I find it extremely difficult to function without that support & every1 else works full time, my daughter only manages to go to preschoolon an afternoon coz I have some1 walk with me! I'm not sure if I should be doing anything & Mum isn't here to help me, she was the1 who pushed with the appeals etc & was present at the telephone tribunal. I feel very lost, can any1 offer any advice plz x
#8 Idonia 2020-10-07 13:23
Quoting Idonia:
My PIP is due to end at the end of February, and I haven't received a review form yet either. If I haven't received either a form or notice of extension by the end of this month, then I'll contact the DWP.

Update on my previous comment: yesterday I received a letter in the post from DWP notifying me that my PIP award has been extended until November 2021.As the date on the letter is 25th September, it took about ten days to reach me, which I've found is about standard for DWP PIP letters (ESA ones, at least for me, don't seem to take quite as long to arrive, 2 - 3 days as opposed to 10 - 12). I didn't have to phone the DWP, as the letter arrived the day I was going to make the phone call. I feel it's still worth calling them if you haven't received a letter or review form, as upsetting as I know it is to have to call them for any reason, as it seems to me to be fairly arbitrary as to who is being notified and who isn't :sigh: Good luck and thinking of you all.

Finally, many thanks to B&W for telling us about this, as otherwise I wouldn't have had a clue. I also let my autism support worker know about it, because they hadn't heard about it either, and they told me they'd tell their other clients who are also in receipt of PIP.
#7 Paulina8 2020-10-04 20:29
I have been waiting 3 weeks to register a change of my health. I rang PIP again after 2 weeks ti be told one went out the day after I furst requested one. So they said they would send a Second one AND restart the 30 day return clock. A week later I gave not gad either the first or second form. My award is due to end mid February, 14 months before my SPA so renewing my PIP ir uodating it is rwally inportant yo keep the mobility extra post-pension.
#6 ashley6f 2020-10-01 23:34
Mine review is in March I called to see where the form was I was told that my reward had been extended to 27 Dec 2021 but I have not received any notice of this so asked them to send me out a letter as proof 2 week later not letter called back and was told it was sent out on the 22nd Sept even though it should have been sent out 2 week earlier and was advised it will be with me soon 1 October now still no letter so Monday will be back on the phone again to them not sure what the hold up is they where not furlough they worked skeleton staff in there office and also from home I mean how hard is it to send out forms and letters dont they know that pip is a life line to most of us
#5 DENNIS 2020-09-25 13:43
My pip is due for review in December, i called dwp today to ask were my review form had got to, and they said i have to make a fresh claim, because my pip award was decided by a tribunal with an end date. Its bloody criminal. I more than qualify for the benefits. Just one of my ailments includes removal of pre cancerous condition. Ive never had to make a full fresh claim before. It normally just goes to a renewal. They have done this, so they can turn me down again, and make me go through months of stress and anxiety again. I cant take much more of this treatment from the dwp. The last pip assessment i had was face to face, the assessor lied about everything. It meant i had to go months without any money, it was hell,and all this took place while i was having a heart operation. These peoe dont care whats wrong with you, they are there to deny you your legal entitlements, and nothing more. Looks like ime going to have to fight the bastards once again. Dennis
#4 simplyphil.photography 2020-09-23 16:46
My PiP runs out in November, had it extended once, so l have had PIP for 4.5years, just hit retirement age, and now an OAP, l have been on the two types of benefit over 11 years, is it going to stop? no review form to date, l shall have to telephone them
#3 gaz111 2020-09-21 12:40
Hello, mine was due to end in 2 months and still haven’t received any form. I rang last week and the lady told me my award has been extended by 9 months due to Covid but they were not sending letters out informing people.
#2 gaz111 2020-09-20 10:24
Mine runs out in January and I’ve had nothing through about a review. I think I best ring them to try and find out what’s going on.
#1 Idonia 2020-09-18 02:09
My PIP is due to end at the end of February, and I haven't received a review form yet either. If I haven't received either a form or notice of extension by the end of this month, then I'll contact the DWP.

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