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PIP Letter

daviddnicdaviddnic Member Posts: 3 Listener
Hello I’ve just joined this group I have had 3 heart attacks and 2 strokes I am the recipient of PIP and ESA I got a letter basically telling me my PIP is ongoing for the next 10 years !!!! At this point I realised I’ll be 69 years old GULP ! Has anyone else received this letter? Thank you and once again Hello !!! 

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  • Ami2301Ami2301 Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,647 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @daviddnic welcome to the community! Sorry to hear what you've been through. I have a 10 year award too, and I'm sure a couple of members do too :)
    Disability Gamechanger - 2019
  • wilkowilko Member Posts: 2,328 Disability Gamechanger
    Hell hello and welcome, this 10 year award is the new long term award being awarded where the claimants conditions will remain the same or worsen with no signs of improvement likely hence the 10 year award.
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,653 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @daviddnic and a very warm welcome to the community! How are you doing today?

    Like others have said, this means that you have around 10 years before you will be assessed again. I hope this helps. :)
    Scope

  • daviddnicdaviddnic Member Posts: 3 Listener
    Thank you all for your warm welcome I kinda thought that this may be the case! I presume any time I need my PIP reference I use the one I was given after my last assessment? It’s a bitter sweet thing really sweet to know you don’t have to go through the process again but bitter in that it’s basically telling you that part of your life is over ! 
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,653 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @daviddnic, that's right. You will be able to use that as reference. Sometimes they need a letter within the past year. All this means is that you'd have to ring up and request a new letter for the current award. I hope this makes sense :)
    Scope

  • daviddnicdaviddnic Member Posts: 3 Listener
    It does and thank you  ! 
  • jackie005jackie005 Member Posts: 25 Courageous
    WOW, I'm getting so much helpful info from this site. I had no idea about the new 10 year awards which is a huge step forward. Have shared to the other site I belong to.. Thank you for so much helpful info..
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    jackie005 said:
    WOW, I'm getting so much helpful info from this site. I had no idea about the new 10 year awards which is a huge step forward. Have shared to the other site I belong to.. Thank you for so much helpful info..
    They don't apply to everyone. Those of state pension age are those that they do include.
    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.
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