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samfits99samfits99 Member Posts: 78 Courageous
I am due to get my award review in September time. can I send the same document off as well as new evidence? I have special needs and was in a special needs school with ADHD as well which is a life long condition. do I note this again or not? I have started getting all my evidence ready now. I’m on enhanced for daily living. how do I get my award the same again? any advice anyone. thank you everyone I appreciate all your replies I really do! 

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  • Lou67Lou67 Member Posts: 593 Pioneering
    @samfits99 Hi I hope your well, I’m not sure about award reviews, when my award was running out I phoned PIP a few months before and had to do a full new claim again, but I would imagine you would tell them everything again, I’m sorry if this advice is wrong, but I’m sure someone that knows more will post and let you no, just want to wish you well with it. 
  • katho31katho31 Member Posts: 484 Pioneering
    Hi @samfits99, im hoping someone with more knowledge will respond to you very soon, my circumstance is different as i am a first time claimant for PIP, i got what i wanted so im okay but would like to help you if i can, i think? you may need to start a fresh, new claim? keep online, ill search now for help for you  :)
  • woodbinewoodbine Member Posts: 976 Pioneering
    edited June 28
    Usually 6 months before an award ends (or 14 weeks if awarded by tribunal) you will be sent renewal/review forms (both the same thing), but due to current covid19 problems it might take longer.
    Always treat a renewal like a new claim and supply as much relevant evidence as possible. No one knows if you will get the same award again, you will probably have either a face2face or telephone assessment, meanwhile do some research into PIP descriptors link below would be a good start.
    https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/Global/Migrated_Documents/adviceguide/pip-9-table-of-activities-descriptors-and-points.pdf

    I notice @samfits99 that you have started a number of threads on the same subject and have already been given some excellent advice.
  • chiariedschiarieds Community champion Posts: 2,644 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @samfits99 - Just to add to the great advice given by woodbine, the review form is much shorter than the initial claim form, but you can add extra pages at the end giving as much information as you did with your initial claim (putting your name & National Insurance number on each page).
    Do send off any relevant information....what you already have, as well as anything new.
  • samfits99samfits99 Member Posts: 78 Courageous
    @woodbine thanks for your advice. I don’t have F2F assessments due to my anger issues and ADHD. so would be a telephone assessment but now till then things could change. but thanks for all your advice. I will treat it as a new claim. 
  • samfits99samfits99 Member Posts: 78 Courageous
    @chiarieds thanks for your advice. I will treat it as a new claim and send relevant documents off. and put my name and N.I on each one. also is it worth getting it sent via special delivery? 
  • chiariedschiarieds Community champion Posts: 2,644 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @samfits99 - No need to send it special delivery, just ask for a certificate of posting, which will prove, if needed, that you've posted it.
  • samfits99samfits99 Member Posts: 78 Courageous
    @chiarieds thank you. I do think it’s terrible how people are getting Zero points on the telephone assessments that’s a load of BS! hopefully I won’t have to have one. I’m going to get a paperbased assessment as they don’t see me because I’m violent and have anger issues.
  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 4,454 Disability Gamechanger
    Most people are not getting zero points @samfits99. See my answer to your other thread on this. You need advice at this stage. See https://advicelocal.uk/
  • woodbinewoodbine Member Posts: 976 Pioneering
    samfits99 said:
    @woodbine thanks for your advice. I don’t have F2F assessments due to my anger issues and ADHD. so would be a telephone assessment but now till then things could change. but thanks for all your advice. I will treat it as a new claim. 
    Just because you havent had face2face assessments in the past is no guide to what may happen in the future, and of course we could still be on telephone assessments when your time comes, anyway I've tried my best on several of your threads to advise so I'm out of here now.
  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 4,454 Disability Gamechanger
    Whilst I agree with you @woodbine - the past is no guide to the future - I would reverse the logic here. What has changed to make it necessary to do a face to face or even telephone assessment? If the answer is that nothing has changed then it should remain a paper assessment. 
  • samfits99samfits99 Member Posts: 78 Courageous
    @mikehughescq seems like you no your stuff and cheers for all your advice. they will never let me have a F2F assessment under no circumstances. I will get my brother to do my review form I will sign it and send all the evidence off ect ect. I’ve heard the decision maker can call you up to ask you questions? have you heard that before. 
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