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TOPIC: Length of Award for PIP

Length of Award for PIP 4 months 2 days ago #235572

There was some rumour that those receiving Higher Rate Care and Higher Rate Mobility of PIP would only get a 'light touch' review every 10 years even if they are still of working age. Is this true?

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Length of Award for PIP 4 months 2 days ago #235574

Hi BeePee

In 2018 Sarah Newton (the then Minister for Disabled People Health and Work) said:

"I would like to update the House on the improvements my Department is making in Personal Independence Payment (PIP). The guidance available to PIP Case Managers was updated in August 2018 to ensure those who are awarded the highest level of support whose needs are unlikely to improve or will deteriorate receive an ongoing award with a light touch review at the 10 year point. Following on from the introduction of that guidance in August, we have now commenced activity to review the claims of existing claimants on the top level of support to identify those individuals who, in light of the new guidance, should be receiving an ongoing award. This is still in the early stages and being dealt with in date order, prioritising claimants whose awards are coming up for an award review, but commencing this activity is a really important step to reducing the number of individuals having to undergo an unnecessary award review where their needs are only likely to deteriorate."

As you will see from the above priority is to be given for people whose awards are running out. It is also about people who need the highest levels of support, not specific conditions and it is primarily aimed at those who have enhanced awards for both mobility and daily living.

The DWP have yet to announce what 'light touch review' means in reality.

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