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Pip pensioners ongoing

poppy7poppy7 Member Posts: 2 Listener
Has anyone who is a pensioner had a letter yet about their pip being extended to an ongoing award for 10 years


  • MisscleoMisscleo Member Posts: 646 Pioneering
    I'm interested in this also.
    So please let us know if anyone has answers 
  • SeanchaiSeanchai Member Posts: 411 Pioneering
    edited November 2019
    I hit pension age in january 2021 , just a couple of weeks ago i was awarded PIP for ten years . I read on various news sites that pensioners would not be recalled for assessment but i have yet to read this on any  government site. I suppose it would all depend on which party get to lead the country , each party has its own policy and going by recent past events i will be sure to read every party manifesto . I hope the recent past makes us all think twice about who we vote for ....but as one of the ' turkey's ' i will not be voting for christmas.
  • DavidJDavidJ Member Posts: 51 Pioneering
    I must admit this has triggered an alarm bell with me !
    I was unfortunately born 6 months before the cut of date for the change from DLA to PIP . They took that long to sort it out I was 67 before they got around to me ! You can imagine the stress and the worry . I was one of the fortunate ones and changed from DLA to PIP .
    I will have to go through my paperwork but my little grey   cells didn’t pick up on TEN years . I will check .PS I hit 71 today !!
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    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.
  • TopkittenTopkitten Member Posts: 1,263 Pioneering
    It was my understanding that PIP would only continue after retirement age if you already have an award. I haven't seen anything about assessments after reaching such an age. My retirement date is 3-4 years from now and I am due an assessmet before then so I don't yet have any idea what is going to happen except the obvious worry that they will pull it just before I reach retirement age and refuse to let me have it back.

    "I'm on the wrong side of heaven and the righteous side of hell" - from Wrong side of heaven by Five Finger Death Punch.
  • DuffersMumDuffersMum Member Posts: 119 Pioneering
    Surely the 10 year award would only apply to certain conditions and not every person over pension age?
  • pollyanna1052pollyanna1052 Member Posts: 1,998 Disability Gamechanger
    I will have to go through my paperwork but my little grey   cells didn’t pick up on TEN years . I will check .PS I hit 71 today !!
    Happy birthday for yesterday!
  • poppy7poppy7 Member Posts: 2 Listener
    I had my letter yesterday. My award was due to run out November 2020. Letter says no review and renewed my award until 2027. The 10 year ongoing award for pensioners runs from the start date of your last award.
  • MisscleoMisscleo Member Posts: 646 Pioneering
    Thanks for the info
  • NannySueNannySue Member Posts: 24 Connected
    I receive my state pension in 2022 and have just had an award renewed until 2024 I wonder if this will apply to me, although it does sound too good to be true that the award will be extended for another 6 years without a review? Can anyone clarify this please?
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