The dreaded DLA to PIP transfer

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Sunny Clouds

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Re: The dreaded DLA to PIP transfer

  • on: 24 Aug 2017 09:19PM
Thank you.

Today, I spent some time reminding myself how much I've actually been doing.  Even as I type this, I think "Wow, I did that PIP application with all those appendices, evidence etc!"

But it's hard to see it, isn't it?

All I can do now is to focus on what I'm doing positively.

And eat chocolate.
(I'm an obsessive problem-solver, so feel free to ignore any suggestions or solutions I offer, even if they sound terribly insistent.)

KizzyKazaer

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Re: The dreaded DLA to PIP transfer

  • on: 24 Aug 2017 09:27PM
Chocolate is good therapy  >thumbsup< >chocolate<

Sunny, for what it's worth, I don't actually think you'll have any trouble qualifying for PIP - I mean, I managed to get it without a face-to-face assessment and we're both a pair of mentalists of the highest order... Not only that, but you also have some physical issues thrown into the mix, so I would be extremely amazed if you weren't given the Standard rate at the very least!!


Sunny Clouds

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Re: The dreaded DLA to PIP transfer

  • on: 24 Aug 2017 10:11PM
I feel a bit niggly over losing my DLA, which is over a hundred quid a week, and I'm definitely not going to be getting that much PIP.  But there you go.  We'll see what I do get.
(I'm an obsessive problem-solver, so feel free to ignore any suggestions or solutions I offer, even if they sound terribly insistent.)

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Re: The dreaded DLA to PIP transfer

  • on: 24 Aug 2017 10:30PM
Exactly.  there is nothing that you can do about it except wait.  Is there anything you can do to take your mind off the whole subject?

Sunny Clouds

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Re: The dreaded DLA to PIP transfer

  • on: 24 Aug 2017 10:36PM
I've been doing family financial paperwork, but I need a break from that, so maybe a day out somewhere.  I'm not very good at days out these days but I bet it would do me the world of good.

Meanwhile, I'm a late-to-bed person and I'm going to see if I can head bedwards in a short while.  Maybe if I can change my patterns to more sensible times, I can feel more positive. 

Oh, positive's not good unless I'm manic.  It means I'm well enough to go back to work, doesn't it?  I can trust Freud, IDS and Green on such matters, can't I?   >whistle<
(I'm an obsessive problem-solver, so feel free to ignore any suggestions or solutions I offer, even if they sound terribly insistent.)

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Re: The dreaded DLA to PIP transfer

  • on: 25 Aug 2017 07:49PM
I was thinking that I would look up google and see if there are any local gardens open to the public on bank holiday Monday.  That is always good for the soul.

Big Muff

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Re: The dreaded DLA to PIP transfer

  • on: 09 Sep 2017 10:44AM
Cheers NN

should be HR for both components but who knows what the result will be. The big problem is that she has no contact with any health professionals except approx. once per year with her GP so not much independent evidence.
Not helped by the fact she will go "oh yes I can do that" when actually she can't .Though to be fair had this worry when filled in her last WCA (if still called that) yet that came back as straight in support group with no face to face assesment
latest update
had a face to face in August with someone who appeared to have no medical knowledge at all (asked me what Hemiplaegic meant ! ) and seemed to be jumping to strange conclusions. After this I was very suspicious and today the decision letter arrived & Mrs asked me what it meant. Turns out she got 31 points for living & 24 for mobility so both Enhanced rates and the award runs to Aug 2027.
So party round ours & you're all invited <pretend a drinks gif is here>

Hope for any of you going thru this draining process it turns out as well for you as for the Mrs.

PS the scores per category seemed  bit random but in the circumstances don't think I will raise that issue with the DWP <whistles>

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Re: The dreaded DLA to PIP transfer

  • on: 09 Sep 2017 02:58PM
Fantastic news Big Muff! Congrats to Mrs and you, and I hope you'll both enjoy a well earned rest after all the stress.  >bubbly< >magic< >star<

Big Muff

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Re: The dreaded DLA to PIP transfer

  • on: 09 Sep 2017 05:18PM
Fantastic news Big Muff! Congrats to Mrs and you, and I hope you'll both enjoy a well earned rest after all the stress.  >bubbly< >magic< >star<
Cheers NN
yeah has been stressful made worse by me breaking my shoulder when I fell out my chair at start of May.
Best thing is I recently found a physio near us who specialises in neuro physio and at 75 per session the extra care money will come in handy particularly as it is clearly improving the wifes confidence when walking so will be an ongoing cost.

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Re: The dreaded DLA to PIP transfer

  • on: 09 Sep 2017 05:23PM
Thanks for posting the Mrs's result, Big Muff - delighted for you both at the outcome  >thumbsup<

Hope your shoulder continues to improve, too!

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Re: The dreaded DLA to PIP transfer

  • on: 09 Sep 2017 05:33PM
Well done Big Muff  >hugs<

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Re: The dreaded DLA to PIP transfer

  • on: 09 Sep 2017 09:15PM
 >bighugs< >bubbly< >party< >tea< >mug-beer< >mug-tea<

Great news thank you it helps me feel hopeful about when my PIP time comes up.


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Re: The dreaded DLA to PIP transfer

  • on: 11 Sep 2017 09:36AM
Good news always nice to hear. My son and daughter also got 10 year awards so the system does seem to be working correctly some of the time.

ally

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Re: The dreaded DLA to PIP transfer

  • on: 11 Sep 2017 05:00PM
I'm also going through the dla to pip scenario.  I couldn't get through to them on NGT lite.  I then discovered that it's not compatible with 0800 numbers, which the Dwp use.  My husband had to ring them on my behalf.  They've just rang.  They're coming out to my house on Wednesday morning.  Not for a f to f as I haven't had the forms to fill out yet.  It's sign the forms so my husband can ring them on my behalf.  I'm not best pleased  over that at all. It looks as though I'm going to go through a lot of stress between now, and up until it's over.   >crying<

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Re: The dreaded DLA to PIP transfer

  • on: 11 Sep 2017 06:18PM
 >hugs<  chin up ally.  There are plenty of people on here who have been through it who will be able to support you.