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TOPIC: Ongoing Award

Ongoing Award 3 weeks 3 days ago #236409

Not wishing to hijack the thread so please move if I inadvertently do this but I was wondering what the DWP definitions of “ongoing” and “indefinitely” are?

And are they used in the same context for DLA, PIP and ESA?

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Ongoing Award 3 weeks 3 days ago #236416

Hi Magdelena'

The term indefinite award was used for DLA. Many people had it and at the time there was an expectation this was a lifetime award.

The term ongoing award is used for PIP - Although most people believe that it is only people with enhanced awards are given ongoing awards - this is not the case. Ongoing awards are to receive a light touch review in ten years.

Indefinite and Ongoing are both used for ESA. ESA can be awarded indefinitely except where it is awarded for a single year and as you have already said in another thread they use the word ongoing to say that it will continue to be paid.

BIS

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Ongoing Award 2 weeks 6 days ago #236559

I’m just curious what is a light touch review and what does it entail?

Thank you

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Ongoing Award 2 weeks 6 days ago #236562

Hi Steve G

You can read about it hear

www.benefitsandwork.co.uk/news/3970-exis...ch-review-from-today

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Ongoing Award 2 weeks 5 days ago #236607

Hi there,

A short while ago I phoned the PIP helpline for something and eventually the light touch review thing came up in the conversation.

The call handler said that as my doctor had written a letter saying my problems were lifelong and because of my age, (i will be 65 when my current award is up for review just 6 months before I reach State Pension age) he thought the next review would be a light touch one. He said he thought it would just be a letter.

Now I'm not reading anything into this. I don't know if was just an opinion or it was something that he'd been told?

I won't draw any conclusions on this and so, like everyone else, will wait to see what happens, when the government finally get down to business, if ever they do.

Phrank.

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Ongoing Award 2 weeks 5 days ago #236622

Hi BIS,

Unfortunately the link no longer works (error 404) code

Steve

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