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Husband awarded PIP again at review

AngelicaPickles Community member Posts: 7 Connected
I posted not long ago about out worries that my husband's PIP was up for review and we may lose our severe disability premium as a result, which would leave us not able to manage. He had the assessment in early Feb (from what I recall, my memory isn't great) and got a letter today awarding standard daily living again for 3 years. He doesn't disagree with any of the points or the report. We're really happy. To be fair the assessor was lovely and even at the assesment centre they didn't assume that it was me there for an appointment because I use a wheelchair, they asked first and told him he could leave his hat and coat on if he wanted and didn't think it was odd. I've never had a problem with the process myself,  or ESA, and this is now the 6th face to face assessment where we agree fully with the decision and points made and even the length of the award for the reasons given. I know that this isn't the case for many people and I'm not wishing to show off in any way, more reassure people that there are positive outcomes - even if like in my husband's case you think the worst sometimes. This was hanging over us since lockdown when the award officially ended! I can't put into words how relieved we are that we will be OK for the next couple of years if I'm too unwell to work - my ESA has no review date. My husband is visibly lighter today and said to me he keeps worrying and then remembering he doesn't have to worry any more. I'm able to get a nice birthday cake for my daughter and think about fixing things in our house 😌 


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