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Pip decision

twang5
twang5 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 

Comments

  • CockneyRebel
    CockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,216 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
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  • Matilda
    Matilda Member Posts: 2,610 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.
  • wildlife
    wildlife Member Posts: 1,308 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.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 28,354 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.
  • Matilda
    Matilda Member Posts: 2,610 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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