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Hello, Can anyone explain to me why the PIP award I have received is to be reviewed in 2020?  I was awarded PIP in February 2017.  I have read that is usually awared for 10 years. Will it mean that I will have to go through the whole process again? It will take me until 2020 to get over the last PIP assessment.cry

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    Hello Mary,

    Award lengths vary and can be anything from 1 to 10 years. Very few people are awarded the max length of 10 years. If your award is to 2020 that means they'll contact you 1 year before your award is due to end, so 2019? A PIP review form is different to the first form you filled in first time, it's shorter and much easier. The process however is still the same. Being sent for another assesment depends at the time. I was sent for another assessment at my PIP review last year.

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      Seems like a waste of time and money if people are getting between 1- 10yrs

      Filling out a form would be so much easily than another assessment long term conditions don't

      Just go away and then your fit for purpose ie work if your conditions change DWP must know I have been giving 3

      Years my disease has no cure I won't get better the specialists have said there's no more can be done for me yet in 2 years

      I have to do the whole thing again .

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      Thank you for your reply Denise. Also thank you for being a great help & source of good information.  I was wondering if maybe I was to be reassessed in 2020 because in 2019 I will be 70. Thought maybe an age thing.  redface  It will be interesting to see what the criteria will be for people who will not have to reapply because they have certain disabilities.  eek

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      You're most welcome Mary. Always happy to help anyone i can!

      Ohh then you won't be reassessed. I believe once you'll continue to recieve the same award you have now. Not sure what would happen if your condition change though, as in gets worse.

      The part about not being reassessed is for ESA and not PIP, too different benefits. The criteria for that hasn't been anounced yet.

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      Hello Marshall, I agree it does seem like a waste of time having to fill out the forms again for another assessment.  You would think the DWP would know that certain conditions & disabilities do not go away & can only become worse as time goes on. My conditions like yours have no cure & will only ever get worse. I suppose these assessments will keep someone in a job.  idea

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      Yes completely agree with you. My condition will never improve. Infact on my last 2 assessment reports it clearly states my condition will never improve. Yes my award this time was just 3 years. 2 years the first time. Everyone's in the same boat sad

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      If by the time I am 70 in March 2019 & if my conditions has become worse then will I be able to ask for an assessment for PIP to tell the DWP that my condition has become worse. I have been told that my condition will become worse in time. I am now on the standard rate mobility with PIP, even though I was on the high rate DLA mobility. I will not ask for a Mandatory Reconsideration as I don't want to risk losing the standard rate of PIP.  confused

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      In all honesty and with my amount of knowledge this is something i'm really not sure about. I've tried to do some research on this but all i can find is about DLA. With DLA no longer existing i have no idea about PIP. When i find the answer to this you'll be the first to know the answer though smile sorry i can't help you more rolleyes xx

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      I have looked for the answers but like you to no avail.  We will just have to wait to find out but I am sure you will know that the DWP are very good at moving the goalposts to suit themselves. Got us over a barrel. Just a shame that it has come to this.  I have worked from the age of 15 to 60 & never had to claim anything in in life. Got my state pension now & must not forget my PIP.  rolleyes

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    I mine is supposedly 2019 but I was told it would be reviewed in 2018 a year before supposed end.

    I am not going to worry about it till nearer the date, you never know it could all change by then.

    Also you should try not to worry about things we really have no control over.

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      I will not worry about the next review.  After all it is years away & like you say it could all change again by then. As long as I can put a crust on the table I will be content.  lol

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