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ollieanddukeollieandduke Member Posts: 165 Courageous
I rang pip and was told as my pip ends 2020 i would receive a reassessment letter in june this year.
Its august and still nothing, then i hear that people on pip over a certain age will not need a reassessment. Im 59 never be able to work again does that include my age

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    edited August 2019
    Hi,

    PIP reviews are now taking place 6 months before the award is due to end and not 1 year before. PIP isn't about not being able to work.

    The PIP changes are for those of state pension age, as you're under this age then you won't qualify for the new rules.

    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.
  • ollieanddukeollieandduke Member Posts: 165 Courageous
    Sorry poppy i didnt realise my first message had gone through lol
  • billyboy1999billyboy1999 Member Posts: 5 Listener
    how long dose it take to to find out if you get pip
  • ollieanddukeollieandduke Member Posts: 165 Courageous
    I got answer in 2 weeks
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    how long dose it take to to find out if you get pip
    That depends on backlog in your area. Have you had a face to face assessment? If so and you live in the UK ring DWP to request a copy of the assessment report to be sent to you. This will give you some idea what the decision is likely to be because they mostly go with the report.

    If you haven't had the assessment yet then expect one because most people have them.
    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.
  • billyboy1999billyboy1999 Member Posts: 5 Listener
    first phoned in may 2019 had ftof 3 weeks ago had letter saying they got all they need had my report back 17points and mobility 12 points how long do you think i will have to wait cheers.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    The letter you received is just a standard letter they send everyone. Decisions can still take 2-8 weeks, sometimes longer. I have no idea how long it could take because there's no timescales. They mostly go with the report though, it's very rare for them to go against it.
    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.
  • billyboy1999billyboy1999 Member Posts: 5 Listener
    thanks for your input just hope its soon I have heard they back date claim to first phone call is this right.
  • billyboy1999billyboy1999 Member Posts: 5 Listener
    is there any way of talking to decision maker.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    If you're not transferring from DLA then it's backdated to the date you rang to start your claim. If it's a review of an existing PIP award then it's from the date of the decision.

    I know you're anxious with the waiting but there's really nothing you can do until a decision's been made, speaking to a case manager isn't going to speed up the process. There's huge backlogs in most areas at the moment. As advised, hopefully it won't be too long.
    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.
  • billyboy1999billyboy1999 Member Posts: 5 Listener
    Cheers poppy just have to wait thanks for your help.
  • pollyanna1052pollyanna1052 Member Posts: 2,032 Disability Gamechanger
    I`m playing the waiting game too. Sent my PIP claim forms off 3 weeks ago. Been on full DLA since 2000. Worrying time. I sent lots of evidence.
  • ollieanddukeollieandduke Member Posts: 165 Courageous
    If pip are told by doctors that a patients condition will only worsen and never get any better I dont understand why they are expected to have a reassessment and this is the same with esa.
    Most people Ive read about will never get any better in fact will get worse and doctors have confirmed this yet they are still expected to be reassessed even though its painful for them to travel. I think its so unfair. 
  • SeanchaiSeanchai Member Posts: 411 Pioneering
    An unfair system altogether ollie .....what else would you expect from this government ? 
    I await my date for face to face assessment.  The strain is taking its toll on me and the more I read about the assessors,  the more strain I feel . 
    I just wonder how these assessors can overrule a GP and a specialist . It a bit like me going into a courtroom and telling the judge that he has got it all wrong .
  • ollieanddukeollieandduke Member Posts: 165 Courageous
    Totally with you  seanchi its ridiculous 
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