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TOPIC: Light touch awards

Light touch awards 2 months 3 weeks ago #229507

Sorry to bother you as I know you are all very busy but wondered whether you had heard when we are to be advised about the transition to the light touch awards? I rang helpline as I am over 65 and they said that a note had been made on my screen that I was on a light touch award but to date I have had no written confirmation. Any news on when the letters are to be issued? Thanks for your continuing fabulous help.

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Light touch awards 2 months 3 weeks ago #229512

Lizzie

If you have been switched to a Light Touch review then they will write to you as this requires a change of award. If it is showing on the computer then I would guess a couple of weeks.

Gordon
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Light touch awards 2 months 3 weeks ago #229531

Dear Lizzie
Would you mind saying please It what your age is currently? thank you if so,
If you look at recent posts, you will see some questions I have put in general re DLA for those reaching 65 " 8.4.2013. "remaining "on DLA
And those reaching 65 any second after on 9.4.2013 being taken off of DLA and obligated to be on PIP by being reassessed. .
Thank you Apples6

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Light touch awards 2 months 3 weeks ago #229547

I am 65. I am currently on pip which was migrated from DLA. As i said previously, I rang the helpline to see whether the new guidlines for over 65 year olds applied to me and I was told it did. Hence my reason for contacting Gordon. Thanks for your text.

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Light touch awards 2 months 3 weeks ago #229550

Thank you very much Lizzie
The weird whacky world of PIP and DlA & DWP Peverse Policies,with age only relevant when it suits:
as 65 counts if on PIP and a 65 counts for "Light Touches " if 65 on 8.4.2013 and for DLA nearly " No touches " respectively, though does not count if still on DLA age 65 and above though not yet "hauled" over to PIP!
Very Best Wishes
Apples 6

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Light touch awards 2 months 3 weeks ago #229669

Hi, I was already 67 on lifetime DLA when I received the “invitation” to transfer to PIP. Which I did in the autumn last year. I have HR for mobility HR for care, but I’m to be reviewed anytime after November this year. I’m sure I needn’t tell you my conditions will never improve and the HR said I would deteriorate which is their reason for this review date. Even though my award points are more than needed for the highest awards, it wouldn’t take a genius work out this is huge waste of time and resources. I take my hat off to anyone brave enough to phone and ask about light touch, bet it’s not on my file though.

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