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New PIP review form

Benefits and Work has obtained a sample copy of the Award Review (AR1) form introduced last month for personal independence payment (PIP) claimants. The form is being issued when a PIP award is due for renewal or where there is a change in a claimant’s condition or circumstances.

The Award Review form is meant to make it easier for claimants to tell the DWP what has changed without having to complete a whole ‘How your disability affects you’ form.

It is intended for use where a time-limited award is due for renewal or where claimants tell the DWP about a change in their circumstances. It may also be used where information provided by someone else suggests there may have been a change in a claimant’s condition.

The form is 12 pages long. It begins by explaining:

We know people’s lives can change making it easier or harder for people with a health condition or disability to do everyday things, so Personal Independence Payment (PIP) is awarded for a set time. This means we need to check to see if anything has changed.

For example, your needs may have changed, you may have had your home adapted, your medication or treatment may have changed or you may have worked out different ways to do things.

We need to ask about any changes in how your health condition or disability affects you since we last looked at your PIP claim.

This form is the easy way to tell us about any changes and help us get your PIP award right.

The form follows a standard format. So, for the ‘Preparing food’ activity, for example, you are asked to say whether doing so is:

  • Easier
  • Harder
  • No change

You are then asked what has happened and when. You are also asked to say how this has made things easier or harder in your life.

There are also questions about treatment and medication.

A decision maker will look at the form and either make a fresh decision based on the information in it, along with your previous assessment report and any new medical evidence, or refer the case to Maximus or Capita if they consider that more information is needed.

We’ll be publishing guidance on completing the AR1 in an updated version of our PIP guide later this summer.

Meanwhile, subscribers can download a sample copy of the PIP Award Review (AR1) form from the DWP Resources section of the PIP member’s area.

Comments  

#18 bayliss 2016-11-28 08:20
I also have received the "New" PiP Award Review form Pip 1043
have had a good hard look BUT cannot find the Updated AR1 guide
can anyone help to point me in the right direction please ,

Just got over yet another Esa ftf (with less than 5 months till I am 65 ?)
this new PIP form has to be compleated before 10 November even though my award was from march 2014 to December 2017 ???.

Could this have been triggered by haveing to go for ESA assessment again last month ???
Any help most welcome .
#17 Louise Ellis 2016-11-19 13:16
I have received a letter to say i am going to an ATOS assessment as my illness has worsened (I have developed Lupus) . I am very scared they will make out that it is not that bad and my life isn't really a painful living hell. How do I prepare for this new assessment, it is only a few weeks away.
#16 peter 2016-10-02 20:15
I would think if it was the new review form a year before award ends that putting no change would meen they would do nothing till you had to reaply, but i may be wrong, mine has just come so not sure what to put yet.
#15 wattyuk 2016-10-02 11:32
Quoting David Pilkington:
Hi B&W ... Completed my new review form earlier this month meeting the deadline set in the covering letter by the DWP. My award is current until July 2017, so was a little surprised to receive a further document about my condition so early in the award cycle. Anyhow, although there are some changes that I have put forward, these are very gradual and hardly noticeable, akin to dry rot! I have no doubt that these forms and their like are Risk Assessments, bearing in mind that any NHS staff, or private Carers, would apply good sense and carry these out in all circumstances. My belief is that the DWP wants to be assured that claimants are 'safe' especially where a carer is involved.

On the Original ' how does your condition affect you form' I received enhanced rates for both, and my personal dynamic assessment of any progress, this award is unchanged. May I add that I love this site. Keep on helping those less fortunate, and who may not be able to understand the paperwork. Most things will boil down to the balance of probability ... Including awards. Don't be frightened of the PIP process members, this site is superb.

I can't seem to find any help to fill out the review form (other than a blank copy of the review form a few words of wisdom). Can you direct me to anywhere on the site that can help me further? Many thanks
#14 wattyuk 2016-10-02 11:28
Quoting CGMRC:
Has anyone got a copy of a example of a pip award review form please???
My deadline is on the 4th September but I haven't got a clue how to fill it in..
The one recorded on the site is only an blank copy hence my polite request above.

Quoting CGMRC:
Has anyone got a copy of a example of a pip award review form please???
My deadline is on the 4th September but I haven't got a clue how to fill it in..
The one recorded on the site is only an blank copy hence my polite request above.

Quoting CGMRC:
Has anyone got a copy of a example of a pip award review form please???
My deadline is on the 4th September but I haven't got a clue how to fill it in..
The one recorded on the site is only an blank copy hence my polite request above.

Hi did you manage to find any help to complete your form? I'm in the same boat and going around circles here :sad:
#13 Sonia Armatage 2016-09-27 16:30
I recieved the new form a month ago I filled it in and now have to have a home assessment next week can anyone help me in what this assessment will entail as most of my conditions have got worse im not sure why i need to have this assessment and its making me very anxious
+1 #12 samantha 2016-09-02 19:54
I have received the dreaded letter to apply for PIP I did the telephone call to apply for it and spoke to a complete idiot who I told I have anger issues, anxiety and depression and these other questions he was asking me are not on the letter I received and if he expected me to answer them then they should on the letter as well !!! I was really pissed off as I couldn't understand his accent and he was speaking to fast! Anyway I have an apt to see my doctor for a letter to back up my claim plus I have help booked to fill in the form when I get it. Going to ring hospital for copies of my MRI scans and anything else I can have to prove I am under a consultant for fibro, depression and anxiety plus disc degeneration and prolapsed disc! I am also waiting for injections in my back, physio and one to one help with my mental health. Also I asked to be contacted by letter one second after I had put the phone down Ryan who I spoke to sent a text thanking me for applying for PIP I never gave them my mobile so that is something I am going to complain about as I do not like being harassed by text. Anyway rant over I am in this for the long haul and will fight them if I do not get the result I want as I have a lifetime decision and think it so unfair to prove my illness again just because the government decide to move the goal posts to save money!!
+3 #11 CGMRC 2016-08-26 06:08
Has anyone got a copy of a example of a pip award review form please???
My deadline is on the 4th September but I haven't got a clue how to fill it in..
The one recorded on the site is only an blank copy hence my polite request above.
#10 David Pilkington 2016-08-24 19:33
Hi again B&W ... The need to keep copies of all documentation associated with your claim is now more apparent to those who wish to pursue a PIP claim. I understand that the new form introduces itself during the pre amble with the script - 'think back to when you first made a claim for PIP' Sometimes I can't recall what happened in the morning of the same afternoon, so members do yourself a favour and maintain a copy file where possible with to and from correspondence. Sometimes I found that stuff I do can get easier and harder. There is no direct provision for this position in the form - if this is the same for you, you might want to make that known in the form. It appears that no change requires no response but to highlight that position. Good luck out there ... David.
#9 angela 2016-08-21 14:49
Just recived my pip form to fill in on saturday 20th it says it has got to been recived back by the 12th september this doesnt seem to give me much time to get help to fill it in what is the time scale to send this form back to dwp does anyone know
#8 David Pilkington 2016-08-20 08:16
Hi B&W ... Completed my new review form earlier this month meeting the deadline set in the covering letter by the DWP. My award is current until July 2017, so was a little surprised to receive a further document about my condition so early in the award cycle. Anyhow, although there are some changes that I have put forward, these are very gradual and hardly noticeable, akin to dry rot! I have no doubt that these forms and their like are Risk Assessments, bearing in mind that any NHS staff, or private Carers, would apply good sense and carry these out in all circumstances. My belief is that the DWP wants to be assured that claimants are 'safe' especially where a carer is involved.

On the Original ' how does your condition affect you form' I received enhanced rates for both, and my personal dynamic assessment of any progress, this award is unchanged. May I add that I love this site. Keep on helping those less fortunate, and who may not be able to understand the paperwork. Most things will boil down to the balance of probability ... Including awards. Don't be frightened of the PIP process members, this site is superb.
#7 wotsitallabout? 2016-08-12 07:39
I just got the dreaded letter like you I am 67 and have been receiving from early can't remember as memory is going too I am terrified it happened yesterday and I have been up all night have no idea who to call for advice before making the initial call please let me know as you are later on in the process .... what on earth is happening in this country? They have become brutal....
+1 #6 Gordon 2016-08-03 16:58
Quote:
hello. ive been a member a few years ... Now i need your help please... im in receipt of dla since 2004. since i had a stroke.....im now 67 yrs of age...now got a letter to say my DLA finishes for me at the end of august... They want me to go on pip.They going to send me a form and need to contact my doctor
i have heard and read about the scary stories... im really very scared...can you help or advise me in any capacity please ?
Regards Michael.
You need to post in the B&W forum for assistance with your claim for PIP
+1 #5 MarkW 2016-08-03 16:31
Quote:
hello. ive been a member a few years ... Now i need your help please... im in receipt of dla since 2004. since i had a stroke.....im now 67 yrs of age...now got a letter to say my DLA finishes for me at the end of august... They want me to go on pip.They going to send me a form and need to contact my doctor
i have heard and read about the scary stories... im really very scared...can you help or advise me in any capacity please ?
Regards Michael.
Oh heck.... So sorry to hear this. I thought this harassment stopped when one retired at 65.
They can't even leave you alone then! What's the point.
Life is going to be s--t from here to the grave being harried and harassed and sent demented by the DWP. Better off 6 foot down!
+1 #4 mickarick 2016-08-01 18:31
hello. ive been a member a few years ... Now i need your help please... im in receipt of dla since 2004. since i had a stroke.....im now 67 yrs of age...now got a letter to say my DLA finishes for me at the end of august... They want me to go on pip.They going to send me a form and need to contact my doctor
i have heard and read about the scary stories... im really very scared...can you help or advise me in any capacity please ?
Regards Michael.
+1 #3 Eliza1091 2016-07-29 17:24
For a moment there I thought they could be throwing in the towel. Maybe they were trying to get round extensive reviews of long-term chronic disabled, fill this one in ok and you dodge the bigger nasties. As I say, it only lasted a brief moment. It has to be another death-trap
+3 #2 melady 2016-07-27 12:36
In 2010 I received a form like that for DLA reassessment. I naievely took it at its word and filled in no change to everything. The response from DWP was I was no longer entitled to any DLA(previousle had HRM/LRC). I had to go to tribunal where I was awarded HRM/MRC. So I would be very, very wary about not providing enough evidence with any reassement claim. We all know they are looking for any excuse to save more money.
+5 #1 Porthole Pete 2016-07-27 09:39
I can see how people whose conditions have gotten worse will tick 'no change' rather than having to face filling in another pip2 form and all that that will entail.

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