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New PIP claims and reviews guide now available

Members can now download an updated version of the Benefits and Work guide to PIP Claims and Reviews and the September 2016 version of the DWP’s guide for PIP assessors.

The latest Benefits and Work guide includes guidance on completing the new shortened PIP Award Review (AR1) form. The review form invites claimants to simply tick boxes to say that there has been no change in their condition and has been the cause of much concern.

Other changes to the latest version of the Benefits and Work guide include:

  • Removed warnings about plan to reduce or remove daily living awards that are based solely on using aids and adaptations as this has been dropped
  • Removed case law notes as these have now been incorporated into the text without citations – there was a danger of the guide becoming too technical with an increasing number of case references
  • Additional information about prompting and about supervision added
  • Additional information re managing medication or therapy
  • Updated Communicating definition to include people with severe mental health conditions.
  • Change to the definition of Going out to include information about anxiety.
  • Added additional information to Reliably
  • Added information re Help with washing and bathing

There is also a copy of the latest version of the DWP’s guide for PIP assessors available to download from the PIP page in the members’ area.

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+2 #10 Cobhireland 2016-09-15 09:37
Quoting Sharon anne Canning:
I had my letter telling me I was being transferred to PiP in June this year. Within 6 weeks I had completed my forms using your guide & had my medical at assessment Centre. Since then I have had 2 separate letters stating that they have all information they need, but I'm still in limbo, I'm worried sick I will lose my car as its my only means of getting out, I live in rural area without bus route. Do they realize how much anxiety they are causing which then has knock on effect of my condition which is auto immune based. Is anyone else in this situation ? Does anyone have any further information on time scales? I'm frantic! :sad:


Hi Sharon. I am in exactly the same boat. If they have the info' to make the decision, why can't they just tell us. Maybe the decision time depends on which are you live in
+1 #9 Anne 2016-09-14 20:08
I am awaiting a court tribunal date because I had PIP reassessed and got 0 points - very different to the full points previously, I was assessed by a rude, ignorant physiotherapist who spoke over me and told me to be quiet ... as he couldn't keep up on typing the info - which turned out to not be anything i said ... i have given details to local cab who will act on my behalf but i have not heard about a tribunal court date yet - it is disgusting - rapists and murderers are put through less stress and receive more support than a legitimate claimant who has paid 38 years of tax and nhs stamps.
+2 #8 Sharon anne Canning 2016-09-14 17:10
I had my letter telling me I was being transferred to PiP in June this year. Within 6 weeks I had completed my forms using your guide & had my medical at assessment Centre. Since then I have had 2 separate letters stating that they have all information they need, but I'm still in limbo, I'm worried sick I will lose my car as its my only means of getting out, I live in rural area without bus route. Do they realize how much anxiety they are causing which then has knock on effect of my condition which is auto immune based. Is anyone else in this situation ? Does anyone have any further information on time scales? I'm frantic! :sad:
+1 #7 keith london 2016-09-14 16:52
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just recived my date for my assessment next week and it is a home visit
anyone know what i can exspect as i am worrying sick thought i might have to go to a centre dont know if being at home is better or not
i had my one today at home nothing to worry about it took about 1 hour all you do is go over your answers as they try to trip you up take it as it comes try not to stress
+2 #6 David Pilkington 2016-09-14 13:55
Hi there B&as .... Sorry to raise this issue and I really don't have any answers to this at all.

Given the DWP appear to have changed the goalposts for many Women, who expected to receive their basic state pension at 60 and are now not to receive such an entitlement until 5 years later, is there any information available on the devastating impact that this will have on family life.

I have tried to follow the work of the action group WASPI, and believe that this stands for Women Against State Pension age Increases.

I have no doubt that households are in for a hard time, what with the wrongful removal of tax credits, and the like, as reported on Victoria Derbyshire's slot this week.

What's it coming too ..... Let's hope the new PM has some help in store for household that ' Just get by' eh members
+1 #5 angela 2016-09-13 18:29
just recived my date for my assessment next week and it is a home visit
anyone know what i can exspect as i am worrying sick thought i might have to go to a centre dont know if being at home is better or not
+1 #4 sheilah 2016-09-11 20:48
It is in the members' only guides section on the left hand side. Click on that and then on PIP AND YOU WILL SEE A LIST OF MEMBERS ONLY guides re PIP.
+7 #3 mike lamb 2016-09-10 18:32
Went to Tribunal (7/9/16) and today (10/9/16), received some most welcome news......High Rate Mobility Component AND High Rate Daily Living Component. Keep positive and don't let the buggers grind ya down!
+5 #2 linda messam 2016-09-09 15:07
Thank you so much for this excellent advice my son has learning difficulties and without your help I would not have been awarded enhanced daily living and enhanced mobility.
#1 Denbo17 2016-09-09 14:05
Where can I download the updated version of the Benefits and Work guide to PIP Claims and Reviews and the September 2016 version of the DWP’s guide for PIP assessors.?

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