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Longest time

SAMandCHARLEYSAMandCHARLEY Member Posts: 32 Connected
Hello all can someone tell me, after you have seen an accessor they put on the report how long you get pip for, so what is the longest time they can put you down for

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  • atlas46atlas46 Community champion Posts: 827 Pioneering
    Hi

    Get a copy of the PIP assessment report, contact PIP helpline.

    Currently 10 years is max length before review.

    You can appeal the length of award, if less than above.
  • SAMandCHARLEYSAMandCHARLEY Member Posts: 32 Connected
    When i was on disability the doctor told me this would be for life because my condition would get worse and it has, so i dont understand why i have been put down for 3 years only when i can barely move now
  • wilkowilko Member Posts: 2,116 Disability Gamechanger
    When you claimed DLA it waS about your disability and PIP is about your abilities totally different criteria so you will be reacessed in three years time.
  • SAMandCHARLEYSAMandCHARLEY Member Posts: 32 Connected
    ok thank you, i still dont understand all this, but thanks anyway
  • SAMandCHARLEYSAMandCHARLEY Member Posts: 32 Connected
    This has been bothering me all day when i claimed DLA its about my disability, but i also thought PIP was for disability too so what is different
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 18,542 Disability Gamechanger
    PIP is about how your conditions affect your ability to carry out daily activities based on the PIP descriptors, so it's about your ability to do things.

    DLA was about your disability so different.

    As advised, if you disagree with the length of the award then you can request the MR but you should get expert advice before doing this.

    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
  • SAMandCHARLEYSAMandCHARLEY Member Posts: 32 Connected
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 18,542 Disability Gamechanger
    Mandatory Reconsideration, where you ask them to look at the decision again. Most MR decisions remain the same, if this happen then it's Tribunal. They will also look at the whole award again and not just part of it.

    If you're request this for the award length you've been given then you'll need to justify the reasons why you think you should have received a longer award. This can be difficult which is why i advised you to get expert advice.
    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
  • SAMandCHARLEYSAMandCHARLEY Member Posts: 32 Connected
    ok now you have put me in the picture i will leave it alone but thank you for your advice :):):):)
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