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Light touch PIP review over 65

atlas46atlas46 Member Posts: 827 Pioneering

Got a letter today from DWP, to say I have now got an ongoing award for PIP, till July 2029.

I had not notified a change of circumstances.

I am 67 years young and am currently on enhanced for both components.

The letter explains, they looked at my previous claim form and supporting evidence, in making this decision.

I thought it important to update the community, as things might be moving in the right direction.

I am so relieved, I don’t have to go through the “assessment process”.

Best wishes


  • cristobalcristobal Member Posts: 966 Disability Gamechanger
    thanks for sharing Atlas ...good to know..and well done...

  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Great news!!
    Community champion and 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.
  • wilkowilko Member Posts: 2,284 Disability Gamechanger
    Thank you @atlas46, no official notification has been made or declared by the DWP regarding this intention. If you have more information on this matter please post exactly what DWP have sent or informed you about the light touch situation.
  • wilkowilko Member Posts: 2,284 Disability Gamechanger
    Sewell done atlas46, I posted on your previous post unaware you reposted the information I asked of you.
  • atlas46atlas46 Member Posts: 827 Pioneering
    Hi @wilko

    I will try my best.

    Page 2 of 9 of the letter states, “We will also contact you while you’re getting PIP to see if your needs have changed and to look at the amount you get.  This will be after 22 July 2029.”

    On Page 5 of 9, it states, “When we made our previous decision we gave you PIP for a set time because we expected your needs to change.  I have reviewed the information and have decided that your needs are continuing.  I have decided to award you PIP for a longer time.”

    In essence the DWP are now telling me I am a basket case now and for the next ten years, by which time I will be 77.

    Not sure if they can make a case for ongoing award in 2019, that I will need an ATOS assessment in 2029, to confirm same.

    Hope this helps.
  • wilkowilko Member Posts: 2,284 Disability Gamechanger
    That’s that’s why you have been given a long award, LOL
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing team Posts: 7,923

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    Great news @atlas46! :)
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