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PIP randomly reviewing my case, is this allowed?

Missmary5Missmary5 Posts: 1Member Listener
edited August 2018 in PIP, DLA and AA
I have received PIP for several years and was sent a letter recently to say my case was not going to be reviewed until 2026. I have now received a letter saying that I will get a home visit this Tuesday to review my case. Can they do this?? I have no problem with this but need to know why am I getting a home visit. Many thanks

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  • Ami2301Ami2301 Posts: 5,774Community champion Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Missmary5

    Welcome to our community!

    Forgive me as I'm still learning about issues that people face regarding benefits so I am unable to give you any advice however there are many members who have a lot more knowledge and will be able to give you the best advice soon.

    Ami :)
    You're a fighter. Look at everything you've overcome. Don't give up now!
  • Richard_ScopeRichard_Scope Posts: 1,705Administrator Scope community team
    Hi @Missmary5 

    Welcome to Scope's community! It's great to have you here.  Just to get you started we have a How To Guide here, you can see all the latest posts here, jump in and get involved and don't worry we are a friendly bunch!  
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  • CoolDudeCoolDude Posts: 4Member Listener
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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Posts: 14,933Community champion Disability Gamechanger
    Missmary5 said:
    I have received PIP for several years and was sent a letter recently to say my case was not going to be reviewed until 2026. I have now received a letter saying that I will get a home visit this Tuesday to review my case. Can they do this?? I have no problem with this but need to know why am I getting a home visit. Many thanks
    Hi,
    It wouldn't have been possible to receive PIP for this amount of time because it didn't exist until 2013.

    Have you reported a change of circumstances recently? and have you recently filled out another form and returned it? If the answer is no to these then i'd advice you ring the assessment providers and ask exactly what this is all about. Good luck.
  • tharathara Posts: 49Member - under moderation Courageous
    Hi!!

    Did you report any alterations in circumstances lately? Have you been asked to complete another form recently as well? If the answer is no then I suggest you contact the assessment provider and ask for them to explain everything to you clearly. Best of luck. It could be a administrative issue with the paperwork or company computer systems being used. Who knows? I don’t trust the DWP anymore. Hopefully they’ll respond to you quickly and this whole thing will be resolved soon in your favour. 
  • YadnadYadnad Posts: 2,862Member - under moderation Disability Gamechanger
    Missmary5 said:
    I have received PIP for several years and was sent a letter recently to say my case was not going to be reviewed until 2026. I have now received a letter saying that I will get a home visit this Tuesday to review my case. Can they do this?? I have no problem with this but need to know why am I getting a home visit. Many thanks
    Presumably you had a 10 year award as from 2016 and that you have not contacted them asking for a review.

    If that is the case then yes they can review at any time even though it is probably only a few years in to the long award period.
    The regulations do allow for checks to be made at any time.

    If you have not submitted a new claim form they will probably want to do a face to face assessment in your home just to ensure that the award you were given is still the right award.
  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Posts: 3,492Member - under moderation Disability Gamechanger
    Short answer is “yes”. They can review at any time.
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