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Forum => Welfare Rights => Topic started by: auntieCtheM on January 12, 2018, 09:10:52 PM

Title: My call-up papers have arrived
Post by: auntieCtheM on January 12, 2018, 09:10:52 PM
The brown PIP envelope arrived today.  They have given me until 2nd February to get in touch with them by phone.  I am thinking that I will leave it until nearer the time 'cos if I lose it I will get an extra couple of weeks DLA money before it stops.
Title: Re: My call-up papers have arrived
Post by: SunshineMeadows on January 12, 2018, 09:39:30 PM
 >bighugs<

Yes we are wealth creators for the UK what will all the people employed to check on us and the money given to think tanks and what have you to make sure the Goverment and civil service sort us out in the best (for them) manner.

 >bighugs< >bighugs< >bighugs<

I love the thread title  >thumbsup< and the logic in waiting to claim.

Title: Re: My call-up papers have arrived
Post by: Sunny Clouds on January 12, 2018, 10:10:50 PM
It also gives you longer to prepare your application.  Hopefully you won't need lots of time, but it's nice to have it.

Good luck.
Title: Re: My call-up papers have arrived
Post by: auntieCtheM on January 12, 2018, 11:19:24 PM
There is a site that helps one with the application - I think that you have to pay for part of it.  Can anyone remember what the site is called please.
Title: Re: My call-up papers have arrived
Post by: Sunny Clouds on January 12, 2018, 11:43:45 PM
I don't think this site is what you're referring to but it has some info and it's funded by the Law Society so at least they think it's ok.

https://pipinfo.net/#issues


Title: Re: My call-up papers have arrived
Post by: KizzyKazaer on January 13, 2018, 09:13:45 AM
There is a site that helps one with the application - I think that you have to pay for part of it.  Can anyone remember what the site is called please.

You might be thinking of Benefits and Work, which has a subscription fee (though some pages are open to the public for free):  https://www.benefitsandwork.co.uk/

(all the best with the dreaded form, by the way  >x-fingers<)
Title: Re: My call-up papers have arrived
Post by: lankou on January 13, 2018, 09:27:12 AM
Some information is available free:-

https://www.benefitsandwork.co.uk/personal-independence-payment-pip
Title: Re: My call-up papers have arrived
Post by: SunshineMeadows on January 13, 2018, 04:57:45 PM
When the Benefits and Work website was set up they were ahead of the game and now there are a lot more places to get the help that best suits you.

http://ouchtoo.org/index.php?topic=9998.0


https://www.disabilityrightsuk.org/- they have fact sheets which are free and also produce a handbook Disability Rights Handbook - 2017-2018

http://www.renfrewshire.gov.uk/article/2101/Benefits - This section of the website has information about benefits.

http://www.cpag.org.uk/welfare-rights - they have a welfare rights team provides support to those advising on welfare benefits and tax credits:they also have a book Welfare Benefits and Tax Credits Handbook 2017/18

https://www.rethink.org/ - advice on all aspects of mental illness, including factsheets.

https://www.mind.org.uk/  - for better mental health includes guides to support and services

https://www.scope.org.uk - help for disabled people free helpline, 0808 800 3333 email helpline@scope.org.uk .They provide free, independent and impartial information and support, 9am 5pm weekdays.

https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/benefits/ Allsorts of advice, including a benefits calculator.

https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/benefits/ Fighting UK poverty., also has a benefits calculator
Title: Re: My call-up papers have arrived
Post by: Fiz on January 13, 2018, 07:51:17 PM
I paid for a year's subscription to benefits and work but was too ill to use it. I don't have the concentration to read much and I don't own a computer and can't open documents or pdfs so am often stuffed for fact sheets. I'm currently campaigning for my local authority to put all their info on Web pages and not use attachments so that more people can access and see the info. I haven't got anywhere yet but  shall keep plugging!
Title: Re: My call-up papers have arrived
Post by: auntieCtheM on January 13, 2018, 09:59:21 PM
Thanks for the advice lines.  I have been working out what to say for months when I take the dog for walkies.  But that is not the same as writing it down is it.  I know it is going to sound pathetic, but that is what it is all about.  The more pathetic I sound the better off I will be.  sigh.

When they ask for evidence, does this include notes from people who know me as to what they can see of me when we meet up?  Also how far back can I go with the medical letters?  As far back as when this all started?
Title: Re: My call-up papers have arrived
Post by: Monic1511 on January 14, 2018, 06:25:45 PM
Hi Auntie

PIP are not really interested in how you were years ago, they want to know what you struggle with now.   When you have been living with limitations for years its often hard trying to explain why you cannot do something.
Its the wording as usual that's the key part.   I am unable to do this task as a result of the injuries sustained x years ago.  I cannot bend, stretch or whatever. 

Good luck for the process
Monic
Title: Re: My call-up papers have arrived
Post by: auntieCtheM on January 15, 2018, 12:56:40 AM
Thank you Monic.