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PIP Review Outcome

crantockgirl3407
crantockgirl3407 Community member Posts: 22 Courageous
Merry Christmas and a very happy and prosperous new year to everyone here at this amazing Scope Online Community. I hope Christmas has been wonderful for you, and your loved ones, and most important that it was enjoyable.

I would like to thank everyone including the Scope Online Community team, for the good advice and comments to all my posts, both past and present. Special thanks to @poppy123456 for her compassion, good advice, and excellent knowledge about the benefits system, and also for being so supportive and kind to members of this online community.

I have recently been awarded PIP for 6 years, at the enhanced rates of daily living and mobility. This was my third PIP review and all of them were Paper Based assessments.

My GP was hopeful that I would get a 10 year award, because of the strong medical evidence which she always provides to the DWP including how detailed I express in the Review form the struggles and impact of both my physical and mental health conditions and how it affects my day to day living.

I am indeed very grateful that I have a 6 year award, this time, because my past PIP reviews had short award lengths of 2 to 3 years and I was always dreading the Reviews when they were due. I have always been awarded the enhanced rates, for both daily living and mobility which I'm very thankful for. Now that the storm has passed, I can breathe a sigh of relief until 2029, which is a long way off.

Anything can happen before 2029, especially when it comes to changes with the benefits system. I have no clue whatsoever whether I will still be awarded PIP, even though my needs will not change over time as stated by both my GP and Psychiatrist.

Also I will be 66 years old by the time my PIP review is due, which I believe will be 1 year before it expires in 2029. Whether the DWP/case manager, will decide to award me PIP is something that is a big question mark for me, as I have heard horror stories of people who are close to pension age losing their PIP awards.

My heart goes out to them, as this system can be very brutal. Anyway, I will wrap this post up, and would like to thank again everyone who has provided very good advice to me in this online Community both in the past and present, particularly @poppy123456 I wish you all a very peaceful life, good health, and success in all your undertakings.



Comments

  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 52,386 Disability Gamechanger
    That's great news!! Thank you also for those very kind words, they mean a lot and very much appreciated! Happy New Year to you and your family! :)
    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.

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