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Pip review timescales.

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I was originally due my reassessment about two years ago, however I had the dreaded forms the beginning of December, which I promptly returned, since then have heard nothing. 

It always gives me major anxiety waiting and having the constant fear I could lose my car & a major part of my income.

I was speaking to a friends who’s husband works for the DWP, he said the backlog is enormous and I could be waiting months…what has been your experiences?
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  • poppy12345
    poppy12345 Posts: 18,291 Forumite
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    From other peoples experience that i've read some are waiting only a couple of months but others are waiting a lot longer so it's possible it could be several months, maybe longer. The longest i've heard is 18 months and still no decision. Your current award will continue until a decision is made.
  • pallyman
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    I waited just about 6 months.
  • tomtom256
    tomtom256 Posts: 2,228 Forumite
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    I sent my review off end of November and still waiting.
  • helpfulflowers
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    I had a review last year and was given a two year award, pathetic. I would have liked to go on the Motability Scheme, but it’s pointless as it could take 12-months to get a car, if not longer.
  • calcotti
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    I had a review last year and was given a two year award, pathetic. I would have liked to go on the Motability Scheme, but it’s pointless as it could take 12-months to get a car, if not longer.
    If you get an award with a review period that is shorter than you consider is inappropriate you can request an MR (and then appeal if necessary) on just the length of the award. You can still do this if you are within 13 months of the decision.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Some rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • Bigwheels1111
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    Why panic, you’re still getting the amount from your last award.
    Thats until they make this decision, just hope it takes the 18 months. That way it will have lasted 3.5 years for a 2 year extension.
    I would call and make sure they received your claim form if that would make you feel better.

    When this decision arrives that’s when to panic.
    Well that’s me experience.

  • DFS
    DFS Posts: 28 Forumite
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    My award expired on Dec 15th 2022.  I sent my forms back in September 2022.  Since December I have had 2 texts basically saying that I am in a queue and not to worry as I will still be receiving my current entitlement until they get to my case.  Thing was, my blue badge ran out in December and without any document saying its been extended, I could not renew.  So I called them last week and they said my award had been extended again to December 2023 and that they are not pro-actively sending out extension letters individually.  Within 3 days, they ha sent me a letter stating my award was valid now until Dec 23.  Best to call them if you need evidence but she even said they are about a year behind as they are prioritising new claims first. 

    Hope this helps
  • mumf
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    If your award is still being paid,then great. They will get to you in the fullness of time ,and so be it. My own experience with PIP has been superb. That is because they prioritise. Mine has gone through fast. Very fast. But that’s because of terminal illness unfortunately. 

    If your award is coming in still,accept it and be patient for further decisions. One thing I have learnt and embraced since being told I don’t have long,is to accept the here and now. Good luck. 
  • born_again
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    DFS said:
    My award expired on Dec 15th 2022.  I sent my forms back in September 2022.  Since December I have had 2 texts basically saying that I am in a queue and not to worry as I will still be receiving my current entitlement until they get to my case.  Thing was, my blue badge ran out in December and without any document saying its been extended, I could not renew.  So I called them last week and they said my award had been extended again to December 2023 and that they are not pro-actively sending out extension letters individually.  Within 3 days, they ha sent me a letter stating my award was valid now until Dec 23.  Best to call them if you need evidence but she even said they are about a year behind as they are prioritising new claims first. 

    Hope this helps
    Try contacting local council. As Mrs got her blue badge before she applied for PIP. 
    Life in the slow lane
  • Fl4sh84
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    I sent my review off 1st October. I had a text 3 weeks ago to say they still had my form and they would continue to pay me until they had processed it. 
    Everything seems to be taken a long time currently.
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