pip re assessment decision

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Well I've finally got my PIP re assessment decision. I will continue to get care and mobility components but I have only been awarded this until 2018. I am surprised at the short length of the award as my 1st award back in 2014 was for 3 years and on reassessment I've been awarded only 2 years and the evidence I provided was extensive (although I realise its the decision makers interpretation of this) so in theory will have to go through reassessment again next year as the DWP are doing reassessments 1 year before award runs out. May I ask anyone in the UK who gets PIP what are their experiences with length of awards?

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    same as yours, awarded in 2016 till 2018 with a review in 2017.
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      Thanks ..were you surprised by the length of the award or was is what yiu expected ?
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      no, not really, my last DLA award was only 2 years but without that 1 year review and now it's gone over to pip and the government are hell bent on stopping it all together yearly reviews don't surprise me.. ESA has always had anual reviews till ATOS quit/sacked etc. then they only assessed new claims & change in circumstances.. so not surprised.
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      It is only a yearly review if you have only a PIP Awarded for 2 years, the longer the Award is, the longer before you see the DWP again.
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    The longest period on any PIP award now is 10 years, under certain circumstances, and normally when the Enhanced Rate is awarded on Care and Mobility.

    Some DLA to PIP, are now done via a Paper Review only, therefore not requiring a 'face-to-face' assessment. However, this only happens under rare circumstances and is normally down to serious and progressive nerve disorders.

    Regards,

    Les.

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    You have confirmed my thoughts and belief.

    I don't know how old you are, but spare a thought for those poor souls that are 68 and having to go through this transition to PIP from DLA. Re-assessments on that magnitude for those in their latter years is not something that really should happen.

    And as Les69 says, anything other than a face to face assessment and long term awards is rare.

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