Dear Department for Work and Pensions,
Please provide any information or guidance on just what a 10 yearly 'review' of a PIP Ongoing award entails.
(And how it differs from a standard reassessment).
eg. Guidance on what should be considered in a 10 year review, what forms should be used, etc.
I am aware that 'Ongoing' PIP awards, with a 10 yearly review, have been available to those with severe conditions since the inception of PIP, so guidance should be available for the process of carrying out such a review.
However I am unable to find any documentation of how these 10 year 'reviews' differ from a standard PIP reassessment.
I DO NOT require the guidence on how award durations are decided, I already have copies of that guidance.
The Government recently announced that those over state pension age who have an award of PIP will in future be given 'Ongoing' awards with a 'Light Touch' review every 10 years, so there is currently great interest in just what these 'Light Touch reviews' will entail and how they will differ from a standard reassessment (if they do).
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