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DLA TO PIP SUCCESS RESULT - NO ASSESSMENT AT ALL 7 months 1 week ago #170561

I wanted to firstly thank you so very much for the advice pages and member only guides, and try and give some hope to others going through the transition.

My mum suffers from Multiple Schlerosis, severe rheumatoid arthritis, and COPD, and had been in receipt of a lifetime award of high rate care DLA, and high rate Mobility component for very many years, until her "invitation to apply" for PIP this summer. As her carer, I completed her form with her, and followed your advice contacting her GP and collating as much information as possible. We included a daily diary, (which was actually a better day for her) and the doctor supported us in the request for a home assessment. I can only say we were over the moon to receive the dreaded envelope confirming that no assessment (neither face to face or telephone) was to be conducted, and that they will write again in five years. (I take this to mean she will have to reapply in five years although the award actually has no set date to it).

I cannot begin to tell you the peace of mind this has brought to her and my dad, who had been scavenging every penny he could (they are both pensioners) in case she lost her car. Thank you so very much again, and do continue with the fantastic work. Wishing all of you every good wish and success, and hope that the process goes as well for you.

My one piece of advice would be to fill in every single question, compose a diary (even as we did - just one day), ask your doctor to write a supporting letter (there are template one's online that you can ask your doctor to amend for your circumstances) and don't be embarrassed to say how badly your conditions affect you... This is one time you can't afford to be too proud.

Best wishes, and wishing you an easier day and night.

DLA TO PIP SUCCESS RESULT - NO ASSESSMENT AT ALL 7 months 1 week ago #170578


Congratulations on the award. Well done

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DLA TO PIP SUCCESS RESULT - NO ASSESSMENT AT ALL 7 months 1 week ago #170589

Thank you Gordon, I've amended this for my Mum :-).

DLA TO PIP SUCCESS RESULT - NO ASSESSMENT AT ALL 7 months 1 week ago #170596

That's great news! Thanks for letting us know, for your kind words about B+W and for your advice for other members :)
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