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    • nicetomeetyou
    • By nicetomeetyou 13th Sep 17, 9:13 PM
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    Chronic disability exemption?
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    • 13th Sep 17, 9:13 PM
    Chronic disability exemption? 13th Sep 17 at 9:13 PM
    Is it true they are starting to implement the chronic disability exemption for people who's disability is not going to improve. I have heard that assessors are writing in reports that 'this person doesn't need to attend future assessments''?

    I have also heard it's not based on your disability it's how your disability effects the person plus they have set disabilities which automatically exempt you from future assessments.
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    • UKTigerlily
    • By UKTigerlily 13th Sep 17, 9:47 PM
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    They are planning to, but aren't as yet, so far as I know
    2015 weight loss: 86/100Ibs
    • TELLIT01
    • By TELLIT01 13th Sep 17, 10:16 PM
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    It would seem sensible as long as it's properly managed and controlled. There is a risk that it could end up the same as Incapacity Benefit with people being dumped in there to keep the official unemployment figures down.
    • Prinzessilein
    • By Prinzessilein 14th Sep 17, 8:30 AM
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    • 14th Sep 17, 8:30 AM
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    On my PiP award letter it states that due to the fact that I have a disability which is unlikely to improve the decision-maker has recommended an award that is 'ongoing' with a recommended review date of 10 years.

    It is not a complete exemption from reassessment, but certainly a step in the roght direction.
    • TOBRUK
    • By TOBRUK 14th Sep 17, 10:30 AM
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    • 14th Sep 17, 10:30 AM
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    • 14th Sep 17, 10:30 AM
    On my PiP award letter it states that due to the fact that I have a disability which is unlikely to improve the decision-maker has recommended an award that is 'ongoing' with a recommended review date of 10 years.

    It is not a complete exemption from reassessment, but certainly a step in the roght direction.
    Originally posted by Prinzessilein
    I recently moved from DLA to PIP and my award letter states that the award is from the end of September 2017 to August 2028. It also states that they will contact me after August 2027.
    • tazwhoever
    • By tazwhoever 14th Sep 17, 10:47 AM
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    • 14th Sep 17, 10:47 AM
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    • 14th Sep 17, 10:47 AM
    On some ESA it states Ongoing. But I guess it has a limit to 3 years.
    • paragon909
    • By paragon909 14th Sep 17, 11:56 AM
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    • 14th Sep 17, 11:56 AM
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    • 14th Sep 17, 11:56 AM
    On my ESA report ESA85 i believe, The assessor put work maybe considered within 12 months. Still haven't heard anything.
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