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Why did my PIP stop?

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HelloFriends
HelloFriends Community member Posts: 27 Connected

I turned 40, is that anything to do with anything?

My ESA didnt stop, why not?

My ESA increased, why?

Ive been on PIP for about 8 years, does it stop at a set date?

Id call but I have mental health problems that makes it ghastly, and I dont want it to make my ESA stop as well

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  • HelloFriends
    HelloFriends Community member Posts: 27 Connected
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    So id like your best guess I appreciate its hard to tell, but like I said im in a difficult financial situation as it is and I have really bad mental health that makes it very difficult

  • Albus_Scope
    Albus_Scope Posts: 5,706 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @HelloFriends and welcome to the community.

    That sounds very hard, I'm sorry you've not received your PIP. I'm afraid we wouldn't be able to say why your PIP has been stopped. You're awarded is for a certain amount of time, which can vary and will be on your award letter. But they will send you a letter well before the end date so you can apply for a reassessment. Have you received any letters from the DWP recently?

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  • HelloFriends
    HelloFriends Community member Posts: 27 Connected
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    no I havnt , so why would it stop on my birthday , isnt that a bit odd is it a co-incidence, do they review at your birth date, ?

  • Albus_Scope
    Albus_Scope Posts: 5,706 Disability Gamechanger
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    That's very odd indeed @HelloFriends I've never heard of it stopping or being reviewed due to age, that may just be a coincidence. The only people who could say why it's been stopped is unfortunately the DWP, which would involve you giving them a call. When was your last PIP payment? Have you notified them of any changes recently? Or moved house perhaps?

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  • HelloFriends
    HelloFriends Community member Posts: 27 Connected
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    maybe its because the rates of money change depending on your age ie older is more money usually

    like I said I cant call because of mental health problems stress money etc

  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,216 Disability Gamechanger
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    It doesn’t just stop on any birthday unless it’s ended because you had a review and were refused. Or they sent you review forms and you didn’t return them.

    When was the last time you received a payment? Have you been sent review forms in the last year?

    Difficult to advise because we can only guess what’s happened. Do you have someone that can ring on your behalf?

    PIP stopping can affect ESA if it includes the Severe Disability Premium.

    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.
  • HelloFriends
    HelloFriends Community member Posts: 27 Connected
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    well I havnt got an address to send or receive letters because im no longer at the place I used to live, and I havnt got a fixed address either, so they may know I do not live there so they know I havnt received their letters , its been about 3 years since ive had a review is that normal?

  • HelloFriends
    HelloFriends Community member Posts: 27 Connected
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    so what happens if they get return to sender on the letters they send you or just can see that you are not at that address , ?

  • HelloFriends
    HelloFriends Community member Posts: 27 Connected
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    can they just cut off the money of someone vulnerable if they dont know the situation, isnt that dangerous?

  • OverlyAnxious
    OverlyAnxious Community member Posts: 2,803 Disability Gamechanger
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    They may not get returned. It seems that few people know how 'return to sender' works and just chuck mail in the bin instead.

    As above, you will need to contact PIP somehow to find out what's happened.

  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,216 Disability Gamechanger
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    If you moved address and didn’t inform them then yes it could have stopped because you didn’t return a form.

    None of this has anything to do with your age. The only way you’ll find out what’s happened is to contact them. If you have someone that can do that for you then you need to ask them.

    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.
  • AKR
    AKR Community member Posts: 22 Connected
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    @HelloFriends You reference PIP not knowing the situation, but they can't know your situation if you haven't contacted them or responded to letters sent to an address you are no longer at and which you haven't informed them has changed. You really must contact them and explain how your circumstances (e.g. address, G.P. conditions/diagnoses etc) have changed - PIP/ESA claimants are duty bound to do that. Even if someone contacts them on your behalf, you will have to be present because PIP will not discuss your situation with anyone else unless you are present and give PIP express verbal permission to speak to that person on your behalf. Citizens advice may be able to help you in that regard.

  • THE_DUDE
    THE_DUDE Community member Posts: 240 Pioneering
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    Dwp could be sending letters for your esa. They could cancel that too. Try get in touch to explain.

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