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I'd just like some advice about PIP. I'm 65 and have been on it for six months. I retire in July 2020 (although I retired on health grounds last Aug) and assumed it would stop then and I'd have to apply for Attendance Allowance but somebody told me that PIP would continue. My award said it was ongoing, what does that actually mean? Do they periodically contact me for reviews? It's quite worrying not knowing. Thanks for any advice.

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  • mazz1953mazz1953 Forumite
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    If you have been receiving PIP before retirement, you will carry on receiving it subject to re-assessments every 10 years. You
    have nothing to worry about, so just enjoy your retirement!
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    Ongoing is the maximum award length of 10 years.
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    My OH's PIP runs out in August 2021, so is he likely to be called in this year for reassessment or does the new 10 year thing mean he will be left alone for a further 5 years?  It's all a bit confusing :(
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    melbury said:
    My OH's PIP runs out in August 2021, so is he likely to be called in this year for reassessment or does the new 10 year thing mean he will be left alone for a further 5 years?  It's all a bit confusing :(

    What makes you think your partner is automatically entitled to have their award increased a further 5 years? Difficult to advise with no information given.

    Where they awarded by DWP or a Tribunal? If it was a Tribunal then they'll be contacted about 14 weeks before the award is due to end. If it was DWP then they need to ring them because reviews usually take place 6 months before the award is due to end.
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    melbury said:
    My OH's PIP runs out in August 2021, so is he likely to be called in this year for reassessment or does the new 10 year thing mean he will be left alone for a further 5 years?  It's all a bit confusing :(

    What makes you think your partner is automatically entitled to have their award increased a further 5 years? Difficult to advise with no information given.

    Where they awarded by DWP or a Tribunal? If it was a Tribunal then they'll be contacted about 14 weeks before the award is due to end. If it was DWP then they need to ring them because reviews usually take place 6 months before the award is due to end.
    He was awarded it by the DWP and actually his health is worse now.  He will be 67 this year and so I just wondered if he is likely to be called in for a face to face.
    Stopped smoking 27/12/2007, but could start again at any time :eek:

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    melbury said:
    melbury said:
    My OH's PIP runs out in August 2021, so is he likely to be called in this year for reassessment or does the new 10 year thing mean he will be left alone for a further 5 years?  It's all a bit confusing :(

    What makes you think your partner is automatically entitled to have their award increased a further 5 years? Difficult to advise with no information given.

    Where they awarded by DWP or a Tribunal? If it was a Tribunal then they'll be contacted about 14 weeks before the award is due to end. If it was DWP then they need to ring them because reviews usually take place 6 months before the award is due to end.
    He was awarded it by the DWP and actually his health is worse now.  He will be 67 this year and so I just wondered if he is likely to be called in for a face to face.
    If he's given the 10 year award then DWP will contact him by letter. It's worth noting that not all those of state pension age and above will be given the 10 year award, in this link here it states that the changes will benefit pensioners whose personal circumstances are unlikely to change. https://www.gov.uk/government/news/thousands-of-pensioners-to-benefit-from-pip-assessment-overhaul

    I have heard there are some people of state pension age an above who have been sent the review form and some who have been sent letters increasing their award. My advice would be to contact DWP to ask.




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    melbury said:
    melbury said:
    My OH's PIP runs out in August 2021, so is he likely to be called in this year for reassessment or does the new 10 year thing mean he will be left alone for a further 5 years?  It's all a bit confusing :(

    What makes you think your partner is automatically entitled to have their award increased a further 5 years? Difficult to advise with no information given.

    Where they awarded by DWP or a Tribunal? If it was a Tribunal then they'll be contacted about 14 weeks before the award is due to end. If it was DWP then they need to ring them because reviews usually take place 6 months before the award is due to end.
    He was awarded it by the DWP and actually his health is worse now.  He will be 67 this year and so I just wondered if he is likely to be called in for a face to face.
    If he's given the 10 year award then DWP will contact him by letter. It's worth noting that not all those of state pension age and above will be given the 10 year award, in this link here it states that the changes will benefit pensioners whose personal circumstances are unlikely to change. https://www.gov.uk/government/news/thousands-of-pensioners-to-benefit-from-pip-assessment-overhaul

    I have heard there are some people of state pension age an above who have been sent the review form and some who have been sent letters increasing their award. My advice would be to contact DWP to ask.




    Oh well, we will just have to wait and see what happens. 

    I thought that all pensioners receiving PIP would be subject to the new 10 year review, but obviously I got it wrong.
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  • desktopfurydesktopfury Forumite
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    It is only granted for 10 years if the medical conditions that you were awarded it for are not going to improve over your lifetime, IE something like severe arthritis, crumbling disks, anything that is not going to get better only worse.
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