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Steakandkidney20 profile image

Hello, I got my PIp award and the letter said “for ongoing period”. Does anyone know just what or how long that means please? Or is it just a phrase they use to confuse? Thanks for any ideas.

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Ajay575

Hi good to hear some good news for a change Its usually 10 years and then a light touch reiview after that it is good news and takes the stress away as well

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Steakandkidney20 in reply to Ajay575

Oh thanks Ajay, that is good news. I’m stressed to bits anyway, so that’s hopefully one box I can tick off. Let’s hope the “government” in their wisdom don’t make any changes! 🤗

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Cotswolds25121 in reply to Ajay575

hi Ajay, is this 10 years a new thing? Because I only recently got it awarded, literally a couple of months ago and it says for four years?

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Ajay575 in reply to Cotswolds25121

Hi its been a good while now .Some get 18 months 2 years 4 years etc

Good luck next time

Some things they look for to recommend a long award is

id put down if applys all over the forms a good few times

1 .long term

2.unlikely to change in the long term

3 just words long term alot

4 severe

5.all meds and treatment that worked and did not work from when started say 10 years ago

Put the 10 years in a few times on their mind when recommending

The lenth of your award

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Cotswolds25121 in reply to Ajay575

Thank you Ajay, much appreciated and I shall save your reply for when it’s due 😩😊

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DizzytwoModerator

Great news. I am pleased for you xx

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Steakandkidney20

Thank you Mo, hope you are well and rested X

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Murpy

Yay brilliant news 👏 xxxx

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Steakandkidney20

Thanks! Can’t believe it … maybe should buy a lottery ticket .. which I never have but maybe on a lucky streak 😊

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Cotswolds25121 in reply to Steakandkidney20

I think it’s like winning the lottery 🤔😁so pleased for you x

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Painny

So pleased for you and for sharing the good news x

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Steakandkidney20 in reply to Painny

I hope and wish for all of us, some good news. And it’s so nice to share it x

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mo222

Great news, I'm just in the process of an appeal l initially got awarded zero points. Do you have any tips? Did you have to appeal go to tribunal? I have fibro, CFS & mental health issues.

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Steakandkidney20

Hi, I initially had enhanced living and standard mobility but when they did my assessment they took away my mobility which I was very upset about and almost appealed. However, having asked around I was advised maybe leave it alone as it’s so stressful and could come away worse off 🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️. Seeing as you were awarded zero points though you have nothing to loose. My only advice is to answer questions thoroughly and talk about how you are affected day to day (make it your worst days throughout) and send in as much evidence i.e. doctor’s/hospital reports etc. Good luck!

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Dollyrawlings

Fantastic news so happy for you. I don't think they know the stress it causes. I got the same and phoned and asked they told me its 10+ years. Congratulations stay safe

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Steakandkidney20 in reply to Dollyrawlings

Thank you, thank heavens!

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Ani7

congratulation that is really good news. Have some party 🎉 lol

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Steakandkidney20 in reply to Ani7

so glad and relieved, feel like I dare breathe a bit ☺️

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Ani7 in reply to Steakandkidney20

I know it is really hard to manage without money and having chronic pain makes you more tired and stressed. But now relax and enjoy. At least one problem financial is sorted it. Enjoy happy day.

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Steakandkidney20 in reply to Ani7

🤗🤗🤗

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Maud-ie

Brilliant news. I got my basic PIP finally at 64 and it ends on my retirement date in 2024 - IE I only seem to get it for 2 years?!

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Hyacinth64 in reply to Maud-ie

Hi Maud-ie, after retirement you get Attendance Allowance instead of PIP. It was easy to apply for and like PIP it does not affect means tested benefits. I helped my mum through the process recently.

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Maud-ie in reply to Hyacinth64

Oh thank you so much for that reassuring information. Really grateful x

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Steakandkidney20 in reply to Maud-ie

Thank you. Not necessarily, I initially got mine when I was 64, however I’m 67 now. They will probably do an assessment when you reach retirement age but you may not loose it. That’s what happened to me. Good luck!

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Maud-ie in reply to Steakandkidney20

Thank you. Feel less worried for the future now

jb007 profile image
jb007

Good news I am pleased for you. Still waiting to hear from them about mine .

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Kentlass

I had the same letter regarding PIP and last had a home assessment 6yrs ago. I can retire in 2024. I hope it helps you. Congratulations on your "Ongoing Award" Take Care. Kentlass

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Steakandkidney20 in reply to Kentlass

Thank you. Knowing this if of great relief 😊

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Blue1927

That’s great news x

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Steakandkidney20 in reply to Blue1927

It is! Long due some great news I must say x

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Blue1927 in reply to Steakandkidney20

Absolutely, one less thing to worry about xx

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Latics1989-90

HiI'm so pleased for you. I've read and been told that if you've been awarded PIP before you retire it carries on into retirement. St least that's one less thing to worry about.

Take care

Love & hugs Lynne xxxx ❤️🫂

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Steakandkidney20 in reply to Latics1989-90

Thank you Lynne. You take care too! 🤗x🤗

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