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Is my Dad likely to be reassessed?

The_worrierThe_worrier Member Posts: 10 Listener
Good morning all, my Dad was last reassessed for PiP (I think it might be called something else now) back in 2018-19. He turns 72 in April, is he likely to ever be put through reassessment process again?

Thank you for your help. 

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  • OverlyAnxiousOverlyAnxious Member Posts: 1,435 Disability Gamechanger
    edited February 27
    Hi,

    PIP is still a current benefit.  His award letter should state the end date.  Recently there has been the addition of 'soft touch' reviews  for some older people whose conditions are unlikely to change, which would be every 10 years.
  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 11,139 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome 

    Even if he is of retirement age he can still be reassessed as above it depends when his award us due to end and if he would fall under the light touch review 
  • The_worrierThe_worrier Member Posts: 10 Listener
    Thanks guys, the last letter he had said he would be reassessed in 2023. So looks like they we reassess him then. Twice now they've put my Dad through hell. Oh well, we dealt with them then we'll do it for a 3rd time. 

    Thank you. 
  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 6,575 Disability Gamechanger
    Soft touch reviews only occur in very specific circumstances following a review. However, if the condition and consequences are lifelong then if reassessed you can ask for a specific and more appropriate length of award anyway.
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