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    New rules for PIP assessment

    Hello all,

    I received a letter today from DWP stating that the rules for assessment have changed. Once you qualify for PIP and reach state pension age the award has no end date. My PIP was reviewed every 3 years prior to this announcement and was due for review in December and I remember the last time it was traumatic to establish with the DWP that I hadn’t suddenly recovered.

    Whilst this is good news for those of us who are pension age I would like to see it apply to everyone with MND.

    I’m going to do this even if it kills me!

    Hello Barry, I'm shocked that you had to reaply. I've been classifed as end of life so don't have to reapply luckily. Blinkin DWP can't get anythin right


      Even though husband got PIP via the DF1500 (end of life form).
      PIP letter (Aug 2020 to Aug 2023) was for 3 years, which is an inprovement from the early days (for other incurable illnesses).

      Carer for husband Thomas, diagnosed with MND of Fail Arm Type in July 2020.


        My specialist nurse at the mnd clinic put a DF1500 in with my PIP application 30 months ago. Luckily I got my delayed pension (I’m in the group that lost most ((6 yrs)) without enough warning of the age çhanges of women’s pensions) at the end of July this year. So it sounds like I won’t get hounded by PIP re-assessment people. One less thing to worry about, Thanks Barry, Lynne
        ALS diagnosed November 2017, limb onset. For the 4 yrs previously I was losing my balance.

        I'm staying positive and taking each day as it comes.