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Won your award. What next ?

CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,257 Disability Gamechanger
So you have won your award, you have jumped through all the hoops of assessment, MR and maybe even Appeal. Be happy but it is not over !

All awards whether for PIP or ESA will come under reveiw at some time.

ESA has no end date. You can be asked for re-assessment at any time from  three months to three years depending on the group you are placed in.

PIP does have an end date. You should look at your decision letter, it wll tell you the length of the award and more importantly when your claim will be reveiwed.

You may have an ongoing award, this is generally accepted to be a ten year period or your award may be for 3-5 years.
In both of these you will be asked for reveiw a year before the end date. When you have your reveiw a new decision is made and a new end date. Your award does not run until the original end date, the new decision supercedes the old award.

If your award is for up to two years then read your letter carefully.Shorter term award are frequently fixed in length and you will be asked to reapply fourteen weeks before the end date.

Which ever award you receive, you shold request a copy of the assessment report for your records, which will help you next time round.

You should request the report from the DWP office dealing with your claim after any assessment. You should do so in writing and by telephone within a week of your assessment.

Now you can relax and close the door on benefit claims until next time. Keep in regular contact with your GP and other specialists as necessary for the sake of your health and to build your evidence in readiness for next time.

Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
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