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Hello its been awhile - PIP Query

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male45
male45 Community member Posts: 336 Pioneering
edited August 2023 in PIP, DLA, and AA
Hello its been awhile. I've not been on here for a good while.
Family weddings and new grandchildren came along.

Question for someone able to answer please .
Apologises first though for not posting in proper section.

I'm 67 yrs old now and last July I turned 66 I got a pip form to submit again.
Then in novber a text to say there were backlogs and they'd get to me in due course.
3 weeks ago I got a letter telling me I'm for a telephone assessment on August 23tg which is tomorrow at 9.15am.

I'm 67 yrs old and on state pension.
Someone said I shouldn't be assessed...
Is this true?

Thank you
Best Wishes 

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  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community member Posts: 16,152 Disability Gamechanger
    edited August 2023
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    Hi @male45 - don't worry. If your claim was started before you reached state pension age that's all that matters. It's absolutely fine for you to now have an assessment.
    PIP continues after state pension age, so if it's a review, that's also OK.
  • Hannah_Alumni
    Hannah_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,912 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hello @male45

    I hope you have been keeping well! :) 

    I see Chiarieds has advised above! I have merged the two threads together for you as they got stuck in the spam filter, apologies! I also popped the post under our PIP, DLA and AA section for you, in case you had any other queries. 
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  • male45
    male45 Community member Posts: 336 Pioneering
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    Thank you both for your helpful replies and for merging to the right place. I'm a little lost with the new look design which I think looks really well here. I'll get there don't worry.

    This will be the very first telephone pip assessment I will have.

    I've noticed others phone assessments and I'm now afraid I'll be declined pip.
    I've never had luck with pip assessments (always f2f)
    Last time I had to wait 18 months on the tribunal appeal which I won and then a few weeks later lost what I won after being assessed again. 
    Now I'm going through another assessment. 
    I will have a rep from an org here with me tomorrow morning she is a little surprised that I'm having an assessment tbh as she thought my age would pass me without any assessment.

    Male45
    Best Wishes 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,976 Disability Gamechanger
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    male45 said:

    I will have a rep from an org here with me tomorrow morning she is a little surprised that I'm having an assessment tbh as she thought my age would pass me without any assessment.


    That's very poor advice you received there to be honest. Those of state pension age and above are not exempt from assessments. 

    For some with conditions that are not expected to change will have a 10 year award but this doesn't apply to everyone of this age.

    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • male45
    male45 Community member Posts: 336 Pioneering
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    Thank you poppy
    I appreciate your reply.  All I can do is my honest best and see what comes later.
    I will of course update when I know the outcome 
    Male45
    Best Wishes 
  • male45
    male45 Community member Posts: 336 Pioneering
    edited August 2023
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    Well my telephone pip assessment went off well .it lasted 45 minutes. The lady assessor was very nice. Didn't ask me any hard questions and didnt try tripping me up with sly questions. She wasn't aggressive like the previous one was.

    Ao now the wait is on.

    Male45
    Best Wishes 
  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community member Posts: 16,152 Disability Gamechanger
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    Thank you for letting us all know how you got on. Here's hoping for a good outcome!
  • Hannah_Alumni
    Hannah_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,912 Disability Gamechanger
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    @male45 Hopefully it isn't too long a wait! :) 
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  • male45
    male45 Community member Posts: 336 Pioneering
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    Thank you to you both. Fingers toes everything crossed lol
    Best Wishes 
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