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TOPIC: Newbie uncertain about switch to PIPs & thank you

Newbie uncertain about switch to PIPs & thank you 1 year 11 months ago #130335

  • SM
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Hi, just won my 3rd term of DLA, using your guides over the 3 months slog it took me with poor sight and mental confusion disabilities to complete the forms. I have no one willing or able to support me, this makes me very anxious about even completing my claims forms to deadline, let alone winning my claim. Your guides gave me real hope towards a possible success. So, many, many thanks. And thanks for having the courage to tackle the thorny issues of politics, encouraging claimants to vote against those anti-christ (ie: anti-compassion) politicans, currently in power.

Can any one here advise on the following issuses re. DLA to PIPs transfer. So many people must have similar questions....

I was fully expecting this time to be "invited" by DWP to apply for PIPs, seeing as it is being rolled out in my postcode in a few months time. I don't understand why they would give me an end-date of 2018 for my DLA, when the switch to PIPs. is only months away.

So, can anyone here...

1. tell me if my given end-date for DLA of 2018 is worth trusting at all, with PIPs impending?

2. point me to info on this site explaining how the change from DLA to PIPS even works, or how it's implemented on a claimant. I keep following links here saying they lead to info explaining the change over, but they don't take me to any explicit info on DLA to PIPs. Am I doing something wrong? (I'm a paid up member)

2. OR say how the change from DLA to PIPs works? (eg: are there completely different forms, and completely different assessment criteria and/or protocols?)

3. tell me how to find out IF I WILL BE RE-assessed for PIPs in 2015, despite my DWP letter just today saying my DLA award is to run until 2018.

Thanks, in anticipation. And thanks for just being there. S
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Newbie uncertain about switch to PIPs & thank you 1 year 11 months ago #130361

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SM

To answer your questions

1. The date of October this year only applies to DLA claimants with an indefinite award, I would expect you to be invited to claim PIP in 2018.

2. The transfer process is explain in the PIP claim guides.

www.benefitsandwork.co.uk/help-for-claimants/pip

3. You won't be

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