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TOPIC: DLA to PIP

DLA to PIP 3 months 5 days ago #196751

Hi,
I've been on DLA for 22 years and last week got the invite to claim PIP (I've also been in the support group of ESA for 4years without a medical) can I use the decision letter for ESA as added information for my pip claim.

Thanks
Dave.

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DLA to PIP 3 months 5 days ago #196752

Hi Dave,

Yes, you can use your ESA letter as evidence but don't forget that you should link it to the PIP descriptors. The criteria for the 2 benefits is actually quite different, even when they seem the same.

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DLA to PIP 3 months 5 days ago #196753

Hi,
will do. Thanks for the reply Mrs Hurtyback

One other thing actually, are the ESA reassessments delayed? I was placed in the support group for 3years or so I thought as it has been 4 years since the decision.

Thanks

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DLA to PIP 3 months 5 days ago #196754

There has not been any official announcement about ESA reassessments but we have certainly heard from members who would have expected to have been reassessed before now and are still waiting.
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DLA to PIP 1 month 3 weeks ago #199327

Hi all,
on my pip form I clearly stated that because of my health problems I would need a home assessment but they have sent me a an appointment to go to a consultation centre. This would be extremely problematic. Can I still request a change or as for a PBA instead?

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Dave.

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DLA to PIP 1 month 3 weeks ago #199343

DAve

For a home assessment you will need your GP to write to the Assessment Provider explaining why you cannot attend at their offices.

For a Paper Based Review you must either provide extra evidence and information to fill any holes in what they already have to allow a recommendation with their seeing you or your GP needs to show that attending a face to face would have a significant impact on your physical or mental health.

Gordon
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