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dual purpose assessments?

 

ClairemHodgson
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We should escape this in Scotland as Disability Assessments will soon be carried out by Social Security Scotland.

     
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The beginning of the end for discrete disability and sickness benefits?

It’d simplify the system… wouldn’t it?

     
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Dan Manville - 12 April 2019 11:53 AM

The beginning of the end for discrete disability and sickness benefits?

It’d simplify the system… wouldn’t it?

For “simplify”, I think you mean “bring about further reductions in financial support for disabled people but make the private contractors very rich in the process” Dan?

     
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Paul_Treloar_AgeUK - 12 April 2019 12:16 PM
Dan Manville - 12 April 2019 11:53 AM

The beginning of the end for discrete disability and sickness benefits?

It’d simplify the system… wouldn’t it?

For “simplify”, I think you mean “bring about further reductions in financial support for disabled people but make the private contractors very rich in the process” Dan?

Curse my spellchecker!

     
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Client has contacted me.  She was maintained in Support Group for ESA in February 2019, without face to face but with loads of supporting evidence.  Her current award of PIP (Enhanced rates on both) was due to be reviewed in 2020, but, out of nowhere, she’s received a letter from PIP giving her both components at enhanced rates as an “ongoing award”.

Client wonders if the evidence submitted for her ESA has influenced this (i.e. a “dual purpose assessment).

I must say I’d not realised that the announcement last summer about the introduction of the “ongoing award” for PIP would mean that we didn’t have to complete another PIP2 before such new decisions are made.
However, whichever exercise is being undertaken and whatever vehicle the DWP have used to make this decision, on this occasion my client is tremendously relieved!

And, with the regular reservations, it’s lovely to share some good news

     
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EJ - 12 April 2019 01:37 PM

Client has contacted me.  She was maintained in Support Group for ESA in February 2019, without face to face but with loads of supporting evidence.  Her current award of PIP (Enhanced rates on both) was due to be reviewed in 2020, but, out of nowhere, she’s received a letter from PIP giving her both components at enhanced rates as an “ongoing award”.

Client wonders if the evidence submitted for her ESA has influenced this (i.e. a “dual purpose assessment).

I must say I’d not realised that the announcement last summer about the introduction of the “ongoing award” for PIP would mean that we didn’t have to complete another PIP2 before such new decisions are made.
However, whichever exercise is being undertaken and whatever vehicle the DWP have used to make this decision, on this occasion my client is tremendously relieved!

And, with the regular reservations, it’s lovely to share some good news

indeed

i should imagine in some cases it will favour claimants, and in others not.

probably those with long term well documents issues will be fine or better

those who, perhaps, have been on PIP but working may not be….