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Re appealing length of award

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lydia5683
lydia5683 Community member Posts: 39 Listener
Hi on the benefits and work forum someone said that only for pip you can appeal the length of your award not for esa or wca assessments

If this is true what is the reason?

Thanks 

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  • woodbine
    woodbine Community member Posts: 11,650 Disability Gamechanger
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  • lydia5683
    lydia5683 Community member Posts: 39 Listener
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    Yes lcwra got medium term award 

    I was just curious if you generally could appeal thr length but dont wish to for my award
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,181 Disability Gamechanger
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    That mostly only applies to PIP. For ESA Support Group it's an ongoing award until a new decision says otherwise. If they've given you a timescale because you've asked then this will just be a guide. 

    There's a group called severe conditions but for this there's very specific criteria and not everyone qualifies. If placed into this group there will be no further reviews. 
    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.
  • TheManFromLondon
    TheManFromLondon Community member Posts: 178 Pioneering
    edited April 5
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    That mostly only applies to PIP. For ESA Support Group it's an ongoing award until a new decision says otherwise. If they've given you a timescale because you've asked then this will just be a guide. 

    There's a group called severe conditions but for this there's very specific criteria and not everyone qualifies. If placed into this group there will be no further reviews. 
    What is the “ lcwra medium term award” the OP mentioned? I thought LCWRA is an ingoing award?
  • Kimmy87
    Kimmy87 Community member Posts: 315 Pioneering
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    That mostly only applies to PIP. For ESA Support Group it's an ongoing award until a new decision says otherwise. If they've given you a timescale because you've asked then this will just be a guide. 

    There's a group called severe conditions but for this there's very specific criteria and not everyone qualifies. If placed into this group there will be no further reviews. 
    What is the “ lcwra medium term award” the OP mentioned? I thought LCWRA is an ingoing award?
    LCWRA is an ongoing award.
    Medium term refers to the guideline length of time before re assessment. 

    This is only ever a guide and not necessarily the date a claim will be re assessed, re assessments have been suspended for a number of years now so when they start up again there will be backlogs.
  • TheManFromLondon
    TheManFromLondon Community member Posts: 178 Pioneering
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    Kimmy87 said:
    That mostly only applies to PIP. For ESA Support Group it's an ongoing award until a new decision says otherwise. If they've given you a timescale because you've asked then this will just be a guide. 

    There's a group called severe conditions but for this there's very specific criteria and not everyone qualifies. If placed into this group there will be no further reviews. 
    What is the “ lcwra medium term award” the OP mentioned? I thought LCWRA is an ingoing award?
    LCWRA is an ongoing award.
    Medium term refers to the guideline length of time before re assessment. 

    This is only ever a guide and not necessarily the date a claim will be re assessed, re assessments have been suspended for a number of years now so when they start up again there will be backlogs.
    I understand now, thank you.

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