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DLA?PIP 11 months 1 week ago #170176

Hi Folks

I have never used this forum before so apologies if this is not the correct area for this query!
I have a friend who is recognised as disabled at place of employment. They have put several reasonable adjustments in place such as no lifting, all the work carried out is on the ground floor, micro breaks from desk, a proper chair, wrist support for PC use etc.

We had applied for DLA (NI rules up until June 2016) and were turned down, it was appealed and turned down - the person is going to have to reduce their working hours as they cant cope with full time hours due to their condition (fibromyalgia).

Just wondering has anyone come across this and is it possible to get around it so that they can get some level of PIP.

We applied for PIP and they have a home assessment shortly.

Any comments/help would be appreciated



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DLA?PIP 11 months 1 week ago #170186

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

The criteria for DLA and PIP are very different. Although PIP was deliberately made harder to get than DLA, there are some people who actually do better under the PIP descriptors. This is particularly true for people who use a lot of aids in their day to day activities.

Our PIP guide explains the descriptors against which your friend will be assessed and also what to expect at the face2face appointment.

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 friend's 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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