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DLA to PIp 11 months 2 weeks ago #170144

Hi I have rec'd the invite to transfer from DLA to PIp ,I phoned the next day,to give all the details required to apply for PIP , GPs name and address,etc.The lady said the form would be sent out,and I got a tex msg.
I am nearly 68yrs and been on DLA for a longtime,Will they know I am transferring ,when they receive the forms,I have new medical letters ,and letters from a disability charity that helped me,which I can include.
My worst fear is how exhausting the form will be to complete by hand ,it will take me a long time,due to fatigue ,I will look at the guide all the way along,my writing is poor as I have pain in my hands and arms and tire quickly,
Should I seek help,but who to ask,as the whole form would be too much in one go,
I had medicals in the past for DLA ,years ago,
My GP has given me a letter and will update it. In one week.
Should I photocopy the whole form ,and send registered post,
How long do you get to complete the form from the day it comes,Is it better to ask for a home assessment or go to their centre if asked , thank you .Paula

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DLA to PIp 11 months 2 weeks ago #170145

Hi 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

Every PIP claim will be treated in the same way, whether a transfer from DLA or a first time claim. The assessor will possibly not even know that you are currently in receipt of DLA.

When you phone to initiate the claim, you will probably be asked if you want material from your DLA to be used. It is up to you whether you agree but, even if you do, you should not depend on DWP to have the relevant information. The PIP 2 form must be completed in detail and all supporting information be submitted with it.

You will have 4 weeks in which to complete the PIP2 form, but this includes postage each way. A 2 week extension is usually given on request to DWP.

You do not have to hand-write the information. If you prefer you can type everything on the computer and attach it to the back of the claim form.

Members have often reported difficulty getting anyone to help with the forms. Even when outside agencies have been able to help, the quality of that help has been variable! Whoever completes the paperwork, you must ensure that you are happy with the information that DWP have been given. You can try CAB to see if they can help. Otherwise, see if there are any support groups for the condition/s from which you suffer.

If you hope for a home assessment, you are unlikely to get one unless you support your request with a letter from your GP explaining why you are unable to attend an assessment centre.

You should take copies of the PIP2 form and submit only copies of any supporting information. If you can afford to send the completed form to be signed for on delivery, that is ideal. Otherwise, get proof of postage at the very least.

Don't forget to make good use of 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 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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