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TOPIC: DLA to PIP - Should I delay?

DLA to PIP - Should I delay? 11 months 1 week ago #170776

Hi Gordon,

Thanks for your reply.

I haven't seen anything recently, but I felt I'd read somewhere that you have to tell them about any new aids or adaptations. The adaptations to the bathroom are a level access shower and a Closomat toilet. We had the bath removed because I was finding it so difficult and painful to get into the bath. It's much easier for me to get in the shower and to keep clean with the Closomat, but neither's really made any difference to the amount of personal care I need though - I still need help actually showering.

Regarding the diagnosis, if anything things have gradually deteriorated over the last 3-4 years (my last DLA reassessment was 2009). My mobility has definitely deteriorated, and my personal care needs have have increased, but not as markedly as my mobility. I'm currently on HRM and LRC on DLA.

I'm aware that it's more difficult to get an award for PIP, and I think on the mobility side, given the deterioration in my mobility and having looked at the points descriptors for the mobility element of PIP, I "should" be able to get the enhanced rate for mobility. For the care side, though my care needs have increased, I wouldn't say it's increased significantly, so I don't think it would result in an increased award.

On that basis I guess I'm probably best waiting until I get the invitation to claim for PIP.


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DLA to PIP - Should I delay? 11 months 1 week ago #170825


I suggest you take the B&W PIP Self test.
Be really precise in your selections and see what that outcome is.

However, to be honest I probably would not apply early but I would prepare for it.



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