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Pip decision

twang5twang5 Member Posts: 29 Listener
brown envelope today with pip decision sent forms off on may 9th   Been awarded standard rate care and mobility until 2020. I know I should have got enhanced rate for both but am to stressed to challenge decision and will accept awards 

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  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,257 Disability Gamechanger
    Glad that you have an award that you can live with.

    Should you change your mind, you do have a month from the date of your decision letter to challenge it via a MR.
    Take a little bit of time and think about it, you should not accept an award less than you deserve.

    CR
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • MatildaMatilda Member Posts: 2,616 Disability Gamechanger
    @twang5

    Initially I was also awarded standard both components for five years.  I appealed and at Tribunal was awarded enhanced both components with no end date.  Appealing is stressful but of course I am pleased that I appealed!  65% of appeals succeed.
  • wildlifewildlife Member Posts: 1,314 Pioneering
    @twang5 No one could have been more stressed than me, I ended up calling an ambulance I was so ill after I received my assessor's report and the decision that followed. But just a few weeks later I got my fight back. However you must do what is right for you provided you are sure you won't regret it later on.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Matilda said:
    @twang5

    Initially I was also awarded standard both components for five years.  I appealed and at Tribunal was awarded enhanced both components with no end date.  Appealing is stressful but of course I am pleased that I appealed!  65% of appeals succeed.
    Well done on that award! Just so you know that maximum amount award anyone can have is 10 years, with review being 9 years. Life time awards no longer exist with PIP.
    Proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice I have given to members here on the community.
  • MatildaMatilda Member Posts: 2,616 Disability Gamechanger
    @poppy123456

    I am aware that my PIP award is not lifetime as such.  I have said that it has no end date which is what DWP have put on their decision letter in accordance with the Tribunal's decision.  I am also aware that in practice no-end-date awards are reviewed after nine years.  Also, in practice, although DWP could re-assess me after nine years, they could not change the Tribunal's decision to award me PIP indefinitely - without another Tribunal overruling this.
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