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TOPIC: DLA to PIP

DLA to PIP 2 months 4 days ago #169470

I have just received my letter stating that my DLA will cease and I need to claim PIP.

I am in the WRAG for ESA on the grounds of REG 29, although it was contribution based and payments ceased a couple of years ago and no review for that as yet.

My question is will REG 29 have any bearing on my PIP claim, will they be aware of this and will it help with my claim if I mention it on the form. All of my dealings with my WRAG adviser have been over the telephone because of the health and safety issues if I had been asked to attend in person unaccompanied.

Thank goodness for this site for your help and information.
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DLA to PIP 2 months 4 days ago #169473

Hi dizzy 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

I'm afraid there is nothing similar to the 'exceptional circumstances' descriptors in PIP. Mentioning this in your PIP claim will not help unless you can, somehow,. relate it directly to the PIP descriptors.

PIP help for claimants

May I suggest that you bookmark/favouorite this on your web browser now, so that you can find it easily in future, and make it your 'PIP topic'? This will allow you to make as many questions or comments as you like in relation to your PIP claim 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 3 days ago #169531

Thank you for your reply Mrs H, I didn't think it would help but hoped it would.

My next question is that I've got until the 10th of October to telephone regarding my PIP claim, is it best to get it over and done with or leave until nearer the date, and also I'm unsure whether to say they can use details from my DLA claim. The initial claim was almost 20 years ago and I didn't keep a copy of it. Is it best to ask to see what details they hold before agreeing to that or will that cause any problems with the PIP claim.

Sorry for all the questions but really want to get this right to give myself the best possible chance.

Many thanks
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DLA to PIP 2 months 3 days ago #169546

Hi dizzy,

It doesn't really matter exactly when you initiate the PIP claim. However, we suggest that you don't leave it until the very last minute in case of problems outside of your control.

The information relating to your DLA claim is going to be very out of date by now, even if it has not been destroyed by DWP. I suggest starting from scratch so that the claim and supporting information is under your control.
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DLA to PIP 1 month 4 weeks ago #169736

After reading the PIP guides I'm rather worried about the scoring for the activity planning and following a route. I can no longer drive and never go out unaccompanied because of safety issues and also wouldn't be able to use public transport without someone with me. However I would be able to plan a route and follow it, but not everyday, safely , in reasonable time and without someone with me. Am I right in my assumption that this would not score any points.

Thanks in advance for your continued help and advice.
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DLA to PIP 1 month 4 weeks ago #169781

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dizzy247 wrote:
After reading the PIP guides I'm rather worried about the scoring for the activity planning and following a route. I can no longer drive and never go out unaccompanied because of safety issues and also wouldn't be able to use public transport without someone with me. However I would be able to plan a route and follow it, but not everyday, safely , in reasonable time and without someone with me. Am I right in my assumption that this would not score any points.

Thanks in advance for your continued help and advice.

The obvious issue is that you post that you have problems but then say that you could follow a route albeit, not every time.

Your being unable to drive is unlikely to be considered.

Although the guidance refers to the claimant being able to use Public Transport, the legal definitions of the criteria do not and we have seen Decision Makers withhold points for this reason. I would not rely on this.

The activity is broken down into three issue; your ability to plan a route, your ability to navigate that route and your ability to go out in the first place.

You don't mention problems with planning and navigating a route which would be considered to be issues related to cognitive or sensory issues, so you will need to show that you cannot go out as doing so would cause you overwhelming psychological distress.

Can you show this and do you have medical evidence to support this?

You must be able to go out "reliably" and on the "majority of days" not to score points.

Physical issues that may prevent you going out will not be considered.

Gordon
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