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TOPIC: Dla to pip

Dla to pip 2 months 2 weeks ago #168986

Hi, my wife is on dla for osteoarthritis , and mental Heath issue she gets high rate mobility , she as had a letter to ring for a pip form which must be done by the 8 Oct , my question is will osteoarthritis be taken into account or do they just take into account or rheumatoid arthritis now it's changed to pip , she as just been seen at hostipal and its in her hands , knees , feet , hips , can they just put it down to ageing .
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Dla to pip 2 months 2 weeks ago #168990

Hi David and Welcome to the forum, you might want to have a look at the following FAQ which explains where everything is

Welcome to Benefits and Work

Like DLA, PIP is not warded for the specific diagnosis but because of limitations arriving from it/them. Unlike DLA, a PIP award depends on scoring points against specific descriptors. This is explained in detail in our PIP guide

PIP help for claimants

May I suggest that you bookmark/favourite this on your web browser now so that you can find it easily in future? This will allow you to return with further questions or comments about your wife's PIP without having to start a new topic each time. It helps us enormously when everything relating to the same claim is kept in one topic - and I hope you will find it useful too :)
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Dla to pip 2 months 1 week ago #169334

Hi, My wife Recieved text to say ring dwp for pip 2 yesterday , she was in a panic as she as mental health problems , today Recieved text to say form sent out she is slowly becoming a complete nervous wreck even throw she as letters to send in to prove her physical and mental illness , last week she said she could nt apply because she felt the stress was to much .
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Dla to pip 2 months 1 week ago #169349

Hi David,

I'm sorry that your wife is finding this so stressful :( If she does decide to go ahead with the claim, we will give you both as much support and information as we are able - but I won't pretend that we can make it easy or free of stress.
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Dla to pip 2 months 1 week ago #169390

Hi, my wife is stressing as she rang about pip 1 and thinks she may have said no mental health issues when she as a personality disorder bought past issues .
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Dla to pip 2 months 1 week ago #169398

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David wrote:
Hi, my wife is stressing as she rang about pip 1 and thinks she may have said no mental health issues when she as a personality disorder bought past issues .

The PIP1 is only used to start the claim process, she will have opportunity to explain her limitations when you receive the PIP2. Tell her not to worry, no damage done.

Gordon
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