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Ongoing PIP Award

Welshcatlady profile image
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I came home from holiday yesterday and on my doormat amongst Christmas Cards was a letter from the Department of Works and Pensions telling me that my PIP Award is now ongoing and my next review will be in December 2028 - 10 years after my last review. ๐Ÿ˜

This was totally out of the blue and apparently it's because they have changed how often they review PIP awards for those who have reached State Pension age. To say I was over the moon is an understatement! I just felt I had to tell someone, hence the reason for this post. ๐Ÿ˜

Hope you all are having a good day, and you all manage to have a good Christmas too. ๐ŸŽ„

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Dizzytwo profile image

That's wondeful news. You can now hopefully relax and have a lovely Christmas ๐Ÿท

Welshcatlady profile image
Welshcatlady in reply to Dizzytwo

Isn't it? And thank you, hope you have a lovely Christmas too.

Dinkie profile image

What a lovely Christmas present๐Ÿ˜makes a change from bills, bills and more bills dropping onto the mat.

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Welshcatlady in reply to Dinkie

Yes it is and yes it does! Hope you have a lovely Christmas. x

Ajay575 profile image

Great news as last f2f could have been your last 1 and went either way

Good news for you less stress for you and no thinking about them as well Now

Good to hearThis time year to.

merry Christmas

AllthatGlitters profile image

thatโ€™s great as you donโ€™t have to think about it / stress when the award is being looked at again. Merry Christmas x

Newbiefibro profile image

happy Christmas ๐ŸŽ…

CheetieCat profile image

Aw so good to hear some good news for a change! Have a lovely stress free Xmas! ๐ŸŽ„๐Ÿท

army1 profile image

I am so pleased for you the peace of mind can only help your health. Merry Christmas

Janecc12 profile image

That's brilliant news! Hope it makes life a little less stressful. I'm coming up to the end of my first 10 years and am not looking forward to all that stress again.....

Welshcatlady profile image
Welshcatlady in reply to Janecc12

I'm not sure whether they will actually do a face to face after 10 years, but if they do, good luck and I'm sure that your health hasn't improved in the last 10 so try not to stress about it, easier said than done. My next face to face was due in the new year, so I'm really pleased that it's not going to happen.

Merrrm profile image

Thats brilliant news for you ! A great Christmas present I'd say.I'm 66 in Jan...had my review form 8 weeks ago. Sent it back and haven't heard back yet. Dec payment arrived ok and just hoping they'll take into consideration I'll be getting my stare state pension on 26th Jan.

Have a lovely Christmas

Welshcatlady profile image
Welshcatlady in reply to Merrrm

That would be lovely for you, but if not try not to worry about it, as I'm sure, that your health won't have improved since your last one. ๐Ÿคž

Hope you have a lovely Christmas

Katiepc24 profile image

itโ€™s brilliant new

lanzarote55 profile image

Great to hear some good news for a change. Xx enjoy the holidays. Xxx

Jaxie64 profile image

That's just wonderful to hear, I am so pleased for you. What a nice early Christmas present.

Emk68 profile image

what a fab Christmas present x

geminilady profile image

Brilliant news isnt it? I got exactly the same letter a couple of weeks ago. The sense of relief is immense, just to know that you dont have to go through all that face to face stuff, trying to portray how bad you feel every day to someone who obviously hasnt got a clue how difficult your daily struggle is. Merry Christmas!

Welshcatlady profile image
Welshcatlady in reply to geminilady

Yes it is, happy for you too. Have a good Christmas x

benidorm21 profile image

Wow what a lovely Christmas present , my 10 years is up at the end of this month hope i get the same result , my award is only for mobility issues but within the 10 years i have lots of other problems but will not ask for a change in circumstances in case they take everything away

stokes25 profile image

Brilliant news, they don't always call at 10 years either!

Alltheflowers profile image

That's great news! Happy Christmas!

Kitten-whiskers profile image

My word! what a shock - thats amazing news. What a weight off your shoulders ๐Ÿ˜Š

Merry Christmas x

Welshcatlady profile image

Thank you everyone for your kind words. It certainly is a weight off my mind as my next review would have been in the New year.

Hope you all have a relatively good Christmas and a happy new year too.

Blue1927 profile image

That is wonderful news such a relief for you, now you can hopefully have a lovely Christmas xx

Makie-Uppie profile image

Well that is a load off the mind, I am so glad for you, not too much Bailey's at Christmas though it will give you a headache.

Welshcatlady profile image
Welshcatlady in reply to Makie-Uppie

Makie-Uppie I'll try to lay off the Bailey's a little, but not totally because I managed to buy a litre bottle for ยฃ10 at Tesco's and it would just be rude to ignore it all together! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคช Hope you have a good Christmas. x

Makie-Uppie profile image
Makie-Uppie in reply to Welshcatlady

Thankyou but you will not believe what just dropped through my letter box timed just perfectly to wreck Christmas. As if the seven dwarves drilling holes in my body were not bad enough I have to fill in the PIP forms again, well I was at a bit of a loose end in the 25th December 2022. Still if they had pictures of kittens on each page it would be nicer.

Welshcatlady profile image
Welshcatlady in reply to Makie-Uppie

Oh I'm so sorry for you, what a bummer. ๐Ÿ˜ฅ Yes pictures of kittens would make it more bearable. A gentle hug is coming your way. x

DazzleP profile image

Well done! Some good news for a change

Crosspigs profile image

I had a 10 year award earlier in the year, I'm not pension age I have an incurable illness, which has no effective treatment. I agree, it is the best news ever and I hope they work their way through all those who can't or won't get better, and all those over pension age too in time. Its lovely to know others are getting to feel how I did, and lets hope there are more and more in time. Merry Christmas to you and everyone else, stay safe and well x

Rox_daw profile image

amazing news enjoy your Christmas

Nevergiveup123 profile image

That's amazing great feeling isent award over the last 8 years have always been 2 /3 was the most.i got eight this time thank goodness and I'm in my forties .so relieved awful system too keep having too go through.but it can be positive sometimes .)x

Maud-ie profile image

How brilliant for you. Merry Christmas! X

Diana29 profile image

Congratulations ๐ŸŽŠ, that's a very nice gift for Christmas ๐ŸŽ„, enjoy your holiday ๐Ÿ˜Š

Private18 profile image

thatโ€™s great news! Now you can rest and relax and enjoy Christmas ๐Ÿ˜Š I have been there too - they turned me down on enhanced - so I appealed - then two days before I was due to go to court - I got the same letter - all of my PIP reinstated and ongoing! Just a light touch review in 10 years time. I understand your relief and wish you all the best! ๐Ÿ˜€

Welshcatlady profile image
Welshcatlady in reply to Private18

Wow that was good for you, but all the stress leading up to going to court must've been awful, and then sheer delight when you received the letter awarding ongoing. Have a good Christmas, and thank you. x

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Private18 in reply to Welshcatlady

wishing you a lovely Christmas too ๐Ÿ˜Š Best wishes for the new year ahead x

flashyman profile image

Really Happy for you. good to hear good news for a change. Did you not need a face to face or was it a renewal of your ongoing award. I applied for mine in September and apart from them telling me they are looking at my claim not heard anything else yet.

Merry Christmas

Welshcatlady profile image
Welshcatlady in reply to flashyman

Thank you, it was a renewal of my award, I last had a face to face before Covid, not sure when exactly, but during Covid they wrote to me extending the time to my next renewal which was to be in the new year 2023, and then this letter came out of the blue.

Midori profile image

That's wonderful!

Cheers, Midori

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