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TOPIC: DLA to PIP help

DLA to PIP help 1 week 5 days ago #174939

When they ask in the initial phone call for pip if you want them to use information from your DLA claim even if it was a few years ago and the discriptors have changed for PIP is it better to say no don't use info from dla claim? In the case I'm talking about it was low rate care only and the persons conditions havegot worse and now has physical condition also.

Thanks.
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DLA to PIP help 1 week 4 days ago #174995

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j112009 wrote:
When they ask in the initial phone call for pip if you want them to use information from your DLA claim even if it was a few years ago and the discriptors have changed for PIP is it better to say no don't use info from dla claim? In the case I'm talking about it was low rate care only and the persons conditions havegot worse and now has physical condition also.

Thanks.

It's up to the claimant, as yours is relatively old and does not represent how you are now then you might not want to include it bit for others who have had their DLA assessed recently or have conditions that are not likely to improve then it might make sense to include it.

Gordon
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DLA to PIP help 1 week 12 hours ago #175477

Hello,
1,Regarding whether to say use old information from a Dla claim the person had severe anxiety and depression and the only evidence he sent was a short note from a psychiatrist stating this. He cannot remember whether the Psychiatrist wrote on the form or a letter. He now has Fibromyalgia Fatigue ( which may be part of fibro or separate to it...they can't tell him because of all the medication he takes) and still has severe anxiety and depression. He is getting a letter from his CPN to confirm that he is in secondry care and he sees him regularly.

2, Is the question when you call for the PIP1 part "How would you like us to contact you...BY phone or by letter" a kind of trick question? He wants to say by phone as he struggles to get downstairs to pick up post ( I call round and pick it up when he is there but he comes to my house in a taxi for a few days so wouldn't be there all the time to attend to the post when it's delivered. What I'm trying to say is would the fact that if he asked to be contacted by phone count against him in regard to his Anxiety and depression? We are going to ring to start the process later today the letter says claim by 7th december Does that include on the 7th or before the 7th dec. Thanks
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DLA to PIP help 1 week 10 hours ago #175489

I don't think there is any ulterior motive behind the question about contact methods.

The claim must be instigated by the close of business on the date given. However, it is up to the claimant to take weekends and bank holiday into account. We also suggest that you don't leave it until the last minute in case there is any unexpected hold-up.
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DLA to PIP help 1 week 7 hours ago #175523

Help!!! we rang to instigate the dla to pip and were told they would ring back Monday as lines were busy. Two hours later they rang back and started the Questions they asked if he wanted contact by phone so he said yes and also asked if he was going to get help filling the PIP2 in to which he replied that I was going to help him. She then asked who I was and for my name (which has freaked me out big time) They told him that an About how your illness affects you form would be sent and if it hadn't been received in 3 weeks to phone them.

She was also quite forceful in trying to get him to let them use his old DLA claim for the PIP claim to which he eventually said no as his illness had got worse and he now had physical illness as well as psychiatric and didn't think the old letter of support would be relevant. He claimed DLA about 8 to 10 years back. She asked if he had a psychiatric illness that he had been hospitalised for and he said yes severe depression but hadn't been in hospital for a long time. He told her he had a CPN. After she told him that the PIP2 would be sent out she then said that "someone would phone him in the next 14days to gather more medical evidence" Is this normal? that they phone you up to gather more medical evidence 'BEFORE' they have even received the PIP2 from back? Please advise as we feel they are trying to trick him and he now feels suicidal. Thank you
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DLA to PIP help 1 week 5 hours ago #175529

What are the four definitions?
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