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rascal1956
rascal1956 Member Posts: 5 Connected
hi. i have pip until july 2021. i will be 65 then. not 66 until feb 2022. is it likely i will be called to another assessment at 65? thanks

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 28,462 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    Yes, i'm afraid you will be contacted 6 months before the award is due to end and you'll be sent PIP review forms, if you were awarded by DWP.

    If you were awarded by a Tribunal DWP will contact you 14 weeks before your award is due to end.

    Most people have face to face assessments, it's rare to have paper based assessments.
  • rascal1956
    rascal1956 Member Posts: 5 Connected
    hi poppy. thanks for reply. i was sent forms to ask just about any changes in circumstances. said no, and was awarded it for another 3 years, up until july 2021. i wont be 66 until feb 2022. was just wondering if they might just ask again, as i dont think they bother once you reach pension age.x
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 28,462 Disability Gamechanger
    No problem,

    You won't be pension age by the time your review is due so i'd advise you to expect the review forms 6 months before the award is due to end.
  • rascal1956
    rascal1956 Member Posts: 5 Connected
    Okay.  Thanks again hun.x
  • skullcap
    skullcap Posts: 172 Connected
    edited January 2020
    I raised a similar question based on something that I had read on another forum.
    The answer I was given by Poppy123456 was that they can ask you to go through a review/assessment if they are not sure that you would qualify for the 10 year award even if you are 70+.and been on PIP for years. I understand that there are no guarantees for anyone that you will be given the 10 year light touch award.
  • rascal1956
    rascal1956 Member Posts: 5 Connected
    Thanks skullcap. I thought that maybe with me coming up to pension age 6 months after my current award ends that they might just send me a form to see if my circumstances are the same.  That's what I'm hoping anyway. 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 28,462 Disability Gamechanger
    Thanks skullcap. I thought that maybe with me coming up to pension age 6 months after my current award ends that they might just send me a form to see if my circumstances are the same.  That's what I'm hoping anyway. 

    The form you'll be sent will be a review form (shorter version of the PIP2 form) BUT this should still be classed as a new claim when you fill this out and you should add as much information as possible about how your conditions affect you. Adding a couple of real life examples of what happened the last time you attempted that activity for each descriptor that applies to you.

    Don't be fooled by the shorter version form.
  • rascal1956
    rascal1956 Member Posts: 5 Connected
    Thanks hun.  I usually take it to the lady who is in welfare rights.  She's a whizz with them.  X

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