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End of reward 13 March, will an automatic extension be triggered?

ChrisSCOPEhtfc94
ChrisSCOPEhtfc94 Community member Posts: 71 Connected
I could have swore that the last time I spoke on the phone to them that if it’s 6 weeks before the end of the award and the review STILL hasn’t been looked into, an automatic extension will happen. 6 weeks before 13 March would be 31 January. Does this sound right, an extension happening if no assessor still hasn’t looked into the review?

They’re ABSOLUTELY STUPID AND UNNECESSARY these reviews for people that just won’t change, and I’m one of those, who has autism.

Comments

  • ChrisSCOPEhtfc94
    ChrisSCOPEhtfc94 Community member Posts: 71 Connected
    They better look at giving me a good amount of time after this review is out of the way, I’d love a 9 or even a 10-year ongoing award. I was given 4 years last time. Autistic people don’t change. They should look to give people with these conditions awards that last a long time, cut down on these unnecessary reviews. It’s a waste of time for the assessors reading stuff about these people that just won’t change.
  • ChrisSCOPEhtfc94
    ChrisSCOPEhtfc94 Community member Posts: 71 Connected
    Obviously I hope the rates stay the same for me - enhanced and enhanced - but just with a much improved length of award. They live in cloud cuckoo land if they think autistic people change. Many conditions never improve. It’s a stupid system all designed to suit the government.
  • ChrisSCOPEhtfc94
    ChrisSCOPEhtfc94 Community member Posts: 71 Connected
    They’ve had the form and the evidence that was sent back to them since May of last year. Too many unnecessary reviews to do and not enough assessors to look at them…
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 52,180 Disability Gamechanger
    Your award will continue until a decision is made regardless of whether they contact you to tell you it's been extended. If they do contact you (they don't always) then it's usually just before your existing award is due to end.

    There are very long delays with review decisions in most areas and some are waiting longer than 1 year.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • ChrisSCOPEhtfc94
    ChrisSCOPEhtfc94 Community member Posts: 71 Connected
    Your award will continue until a decision is made regardless of whether they contact you to tell you it's been extended. If they do contact you (they don't always) then it's usually just before your existing award is due to end.

    There are very long delays with review decisions in most areas and some are waiting longer than 1 year.
    Well, they should look to cut down their workload by just giving more of these people who will NOT change awards closer to 10 years or even 10 year awards. These reviews are so pointless not just for us, as the claimants, but the assessors as well. Every 3-4 years asking, are you still the same? They’re utterly pathetic to ask that question. 

    This system is designed in such a bad way, it’s just to suit the government’s agenda.

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