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Ongoing Award

Kittyc
Kittyc Member Posts: 39 Courageous
Hi 

What does an ongoing award mean with a 10 year review until at least May 2030.  Can they contact you before or just leave you until that date. 

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  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 15,177 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Kittyc In answer to y0ur question an ongoing award with a 10 year review is just the same as any other award as it is just length of award.. At present you normally get review forms 6 months prior to award ending.
    There is talk about a light touch review in the future for those with long awards and condition not going to get better but at present this isn't in place
  • mikehughescq
    mikehughescq Posts: 8,847 Connected
    They should ordinarily leave you until 3 to 6 months before that date but depending on the circumstances of your award (tribunal etc.) you may be expected to order the form yourself rather than getting something through the post so put the date somewhere in a calendar and make sure you start asking questions that year. 

    However, legally there is nothing to stop them looking at an award of any length at any time. It could be because of a fraud report or for audit purposes (they usually randomly check 3k of cases per year per benefit for example) so if they do raise an issue you need to tackle it rather than hope it will go away because you have a 10 year award. 
  • Kittyc
    Kittyc Member Posts: 39 Courageous
    Thanks for the reply.  It just confusing when you have a letter that you have an ongoing award, and they will not contact you until at least June 2030.  I was chuffed to get awarded to be honest after reading all the horror stories.  

    I'll definitely tackle any audit queries thanks everyone. 

  • Kittyc
    Kittyc Member Posts: 39 Courageous
    Just to confirm that this was a claim that was agreed rather than a tribunal 

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