Login FormClose

Free ESA, PIP and DLA Updates

With over 140,000 subscribers our fortnightly updates bulletin is the UK's leading source of benefits news. Get the facts about what's changing, how it affects you and how to prepare.   Get your free benefits updates now.

Professional Members

We support both claimants and professionals.  These are just some of the organisations who have subscribed to Benefits and Work:

  • Royal College of Nursing
  • Spinal Injuries Association
  • Chesterfield Law Centre
  • Coventry Mind
  • Birmingham Citizens Advice Bureau
  • Colchester Borough Council Welfare Rights

Read more

Welcome, Guest
Username: Password:
Remember me. Note: ticking this may affect members file download ability.
Members
  • Page:
  • 1
  • 2

TOPIC: DLA to PIP

DLA to PIP 3 months 1 day ago #177490

Formerly DLA low rate care high rate mobility indefinite. Assessed in November and received letter yesterday. Awarded standard rate care and also mobility. Didnt expect either. I have applied for mandatory reconsideration regarding mobility.
I thought I had it covered, but was astonished to find that " I was observed to have walked for 21 metres!!"
They must have their floor plan measured to the centimetre. So beware if you are being assessed in The Argyle Street centre in Glasgow
Another fact worth knowing and are fs if like me you have severe arthritis and require joint surgery, you should not require a face to face assessment. This is covered in the DWP Guide for Assessors Sept 2016 pages 30 and 31.
I'll let you know the outcome.
Merry Xmas and happy New Year.
P.S the diary of how your disability affects you is a great idea as it saves you having to remember details when you are under pressure. Thanx B&W
The administrator has disabled public write access.
  • Page:
  • 1
  • 2
Moderators: bro58, Gordon, Mrs Hurtyback, shelam
Time to create page: 1.453 seconds