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TOPIC: DLA to PIP

DLA to PIP 10 months 2 weeks ago #178121

Lapen

You would need to show that no aid or appliance could be used by you when outdoors which would allow you see with any certainty.

Using the computer magnifying glass as an analogy, would a physical device performing the same operation help?

Remember you must be able to read "reliably" and "on the majority of days", you could argue that any reading that you can is not to a "necessary standard".

You also need to argue that your being able to find the information to read should be part of the test to try and mitigate any vision that you do have.

Gordon

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DLA to PIP 10 months 1 week ago #178659

Thank you Gordon
Would you mind elaborating on your reply please?
May be I am not thinking straight at the moment
Sorry for being a pain!

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DLA to PIP 10 months 1 week ago #178702

lapen wrote: Thank you Gordon
Would you mind elaborating on your reply please?
May be I am not thinking straight at the moment
Sorry for being a pain!


Those assessing you will always consider whether an aid or appliance will allow you to complete a PIP activity, if this would not help. then you need to explain why. There are list of aids that the DWP will consider for most activities in the claim guide.

In a similar vein they will look at whether prompting, assistance or supervision will also help you complete an activity, again if it would not then you need to explain why this is the case.

You need to do this even if you do not have the aid or someone to help you.

Gordon
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DLA to PIP 9 months 3 days ago #182272

Hi Gordon
I am still working on my answers to PIP questionnaire. I called DWP this morning to request an extension of time. They agreed two weeks extension, but the gentleman I was talking to explained that I would continue to receive the reminders as per my original deadline.
I asked him if he could send me an email or letter or text to confirm extension but he said they don't have any facility to do that.
I am bit worried about it - what if the gentleman I spoke to forget to update the extension agreed in the system then I will be done! isn't it?

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DLA to PIP 9 months 3 days ago #182290

lapen wrote: Hi Gordon
I am still working on my answers to PIP questionnaire. I called DWP this morning to request an extension of time. They agreed two weeks extension, but the gentleman I was talking to explained that I would continue to receive the reminders as per my original deadline.
I asked him if he could send me an email or letter or text to confirm extension but he said they don't have any facility to do that.
I am bit worried about it - what if the gentleman I spoke to forget to update the extension agreed in the system then I will be done! isn't it?


You can always ring them back to confirm the extension has been logged.

Gordon
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DLA to PIP 8 months 6 days ago #184920

Hi All
Just wanted to update on my DLA to PIP journey so far:
I was granted two weeks extension -- so the new deadline was 14/03/2017
After getting my PIP2 form reviewed by RNIB, I posted the completed form and supporting documents on 08/03/2017 by recorded delivery.
I received a text from DWP on 14/03/2017 stating that my PIP2 form had been received.
Now I am waiting for the date for ftf consultation.
Lastly I must say I found RNIB support team on PIP claims very helpful. I would definitely recommend individuals with visual impairment to make use of this service -- they won't regret it!
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