Lifetime/Long Term Disability Benefits Award (ESA, PIP, UNIVERSAL CREDIT LIMITED CAPABILITY ELEMENT)

John Barrymann made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Adran Gwaith a Phensiynau Automatic anti-spam measures are in place for this older request. Please let us know if a further response is expected or if you are having trouble responding.

Mae'r ymateb i'r cais hwn yn hwyr iawn. Yn ôl y gyfraith, ym mhob amgylchiad, dylai Adran Gwaith a Phensiynau fod wedi ymateb erbyn hyn. (manylion). Gallwch gwyno drwy yn gofyn am adolygiad mewnol.

Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

Please confirm the following:

Number of of claimants with claim end dates more than 5 years from decision date for the following benefits:
ESA
Personal Independence Payments
Universal Credit with Limited Capability Element

Number of of claimants with no end date ("lifetime award") or any mechanism to provide such an award for:
ESA
Personal Independence Payments
Universal Credit with Limited Capability Element

Yours faithfully,

John Barrymann

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Dear John Barrymann,

I am writing in response to your request for information, received 29th
July.

Yours sincerely,

DWP Central FoI Team

Gadawodd S. Gwilliam anodiad ()

I feel that the DWPs advice on narrowing your request is somewhat disingenuous.

PIP awards can indeed have a 'fixed end date' or be 'ongoing' subject to 10 year light-touch review.

However ALL Limited Capability awards (ESA & UC) have no such 'fixed end date', Limited Capability awards do not end on a specific date.
Instead ALL LCW/LCWRA awards are ongoing awards subject to reassessment at differing time periods as set in the award. (Known as the Prognosis Date, or review date).
Therefore for LC awards the correct question to ask is for those awards with a Prognosis/review date of more than 5 years.