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TOPIC: DLA to PIP help

DLA to PIP help 6 months 3 days ago #187299

Hi,
May be stupid question but how do I know which DWP office is dealing with the claim? Is it the PIP line number that is shown on the PIP forms they sent to us?
I thought all of PIP was dealt with in one location and not offices all around the country or at least DLA was years ago.
Please advise.
Thanks again.

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DLA to PIP help 6 months 3 days ago #187304

Just looked at the winners and losers part of your pip guide particularly about preparing a main meal. BF can no longer prepare a a main meal from scratch using fresh ingrediants as his mental health has got worse and he now suffers from fibromyalgia and severe fatigue. Under DLA which he claimed years ago he got low rate care because he could not cook a meal. He never tried to increase his dla when he developed fibromyalgia and fatigue as he coul;d not stand the stress. I now prepare and cook his main meals and he only gets cereal by himself. Just concerned as to whether he will score points for me making his main meals. Thanks.

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DLA to PIP help 6 months 3 days ago #187317

[quote="j112009
" post=187299]Hi,
May be stupid question but how do I know which DWP office is dealing with the claim? Is it the PIP line number that is shown on the PIP forms they sent to us?
I thought all of PIP was dealt with in one location and not offices all around the country or at least DLA was years ago.
Please advise.
Thanks again.[/quote]

PIP Is dealt with regionally, the address and phone numbers for your office will be on the letters from them.

Gordon

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DLA to PIP help 6 months 3 days ago #187318

j112009 wrote: Just looked at the winners and losers part of your pip guide particularly about preparing a main meal. BF can no longer prepare a a main meal from scratch using fresh ingrediants as his mental health has got worse and he now suffers from fibromyalgia and severe fatigue. Under DLA which he claimed years ago he got low rate care because he could not cook a meal. He never tried to increase his dla when he developed fibromyalgia and fatigue as he coul;d not stand the stress. I now prepare and cook his main meals and he only gets cereal by himself. Just concerned as to whether he will score points for me making his main meals. Thanks.


There's no reason why he shouldn't score points form Preparing Food, but you/he will need to explain in detail why he cannot do this and why he cannot do it with the use of suitable aids, or prompting, assistance or supervision from another person. Your preparing the meals will not be considered.

For an award he will obviously have to score points for other activities as well.

Gordon

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DLA to PIP help 5 months 4 weeks ago #187442

Wow.... well went for assessment today and very sneaky questions asked and of course BF got mixed up and didn't answer all correctly. An example was " Can you speak) or may have been How are you with speaking) I think it was the first one because he said Ok I can speak.
It has since dawned on us both that this was the "how do you you communicate question which he unfortunately took literally. So no points there then I guess. Very stressful experience.

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DLA to PIP help 5 months 4 weeks ago #187443

Re which DWP office deals with PIP claim the only letter we have is for the Wolverhampton Post opening site B. Personal independence 9 and an 0345 number. So how do we find out where to ask for the copy of the Capita report from? Please advise. Thanks.

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