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TOPIC: DLA TO PIP

DLA TO PIP 1 month 4 weeks ago #170461

Just to let you know my GP wouldn't give me anything to send with my claim. He said they were trying to get out of paying him for a report by asking for it to go with the form. They did contact him after they received my claim and he did write a good report for me.
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DLA TO PIP 1 month 4 weeks ago #170478

f c wrote:
Even though they are for the same condition? And they also say he will always have breathlessness and angina.

They might help to show that he has a life-long condition but you really need something more up to date to support his current level of disability. Don't forget that it is the limitations that will gain the award, not the diagnoses.
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DLA TO PIP 1 month 4 weeks ago #170479

Wilma wrote:
Just to let you know my GP wouldn't give me anything to send with my claim. He said they were trying to get out of paying him for a report by asking for it to go with the form. They did contact him after they received my claim and he did write a good report for me.

Thank you Wilma. The problem is that DWP only contact GPs in around 25% of cases, which leaves a lot of people without any supporting evidence!
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DLA to PIP 1 month 4 weeks ago #170481

Hi f c,

I have moved your query to your own topic relating to your PIP claim. Please keep everything relating to this in the one topic so that we can be sure you are getting the correct advice for your situation.

The 'planning a journey' question relates only to mental, sensory and cognitive problems. If your husband's problem is purely physical then you need to concentrate on the next question.
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DLA to PIP 1 month 3 weeks ago #170631

Hi, We have read the examples for the mobility, and tried to answer them as best we could, but could you please advice us on really what we should be mentioning in it. Yes we have said that he is in constant pain due to his RA and breathless and dizzy all the time because of problems with his heart, but just not really sure how to word things and what exactly they are looking for.
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DLA to PIP 1 month 3 weeks ago #170651

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f c wrote:
Hi, We have read the examples for the mobility, and tried to answer them as best we could, but could you please advice us on really what we should be mentioning in it. Yes we have said that he is in constant pain due to his RA and breathless and dizzy all the time because of problems with his heart, but just not really sure how to word things and what exactly they are looking for.

We can't tell you what to write, if nothing else, we don't have an understanding of what his problems are.

Read and understand the criteria against which he is being assessed, the Moving Around activity is primarily about the distance he can walk, the test is much tougher than for DLA.

He is not required to walk without pain, however, pain or breathlessness that limits his walking should be considered and if he is in so much pain when he starts walking that it would be considered as being unable to walk to a reasonable standard then you should explain this.

The distance he needs to walk must be repeatable within a reasonable period of time, so if he can't do this then you need to explain why.

The time it takes for him to walk a given distance is important, if it takes him more than twice the time that a healthy person would then this should score him points.

Lastly the manner in which he walks should be considered, is he prone to falling or tripping, does he have to stop frequently while he walks.

Follow the suggested approach to answering the questions in the guide, tackle it one issue at a time, get a watch and time his walking and do it several times a day and for several days.

If his condition varies then you only have to show that he is effected on the majority of days.

Gordon
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