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TOPIC: My Daughter Successful DLA to PIP

My Daughter Successful DLA to PIP 3 months 3 weeks ago #243611

Hi All, been a member on here for years, since my cancer in 2012 and found this site to be most helpful.
My daughter who has learning difficulties has just had a successful DLA to PIP transfer and has enhanced rate for both daily living and mobility.
She was only on lower rate for each before, so a very welcome boost for her finances.
This would have been completed a lot earlier than had it not been for me going into hospital with a blocked bowel and needing emergency surgery and being in hospital for nearly two months as I am her appointee, this was last July August
Her interview was on the 16th January had her letter of Award on the 31st January so only two weeks and a day waiting for a result.

Appointments were delayed quite a number of times and moved from different centres partly for our convenience and partly for their convenience.
In the end we had an appointment at a St Austell Office and the assessor there was a lovely lady.

A pity claims are not backdated to the start of the claim as my illness made a 5 month delay, about a £2000.00 loss of income.

Many thanks to this site for all the information and making things relatively easy for filling out forms.
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My Daughter Successful DLA to PIP 3 months 3 weeks ago #243612

Hi Whiskers

Sorry to hear about your illness, but many congratulations on your daughter's enhanced PIP award. That is great to hear.

BIS

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My Daughter Successful DLA to PIP 3 months 3 weeks ago #243678

Many thanks BIS.
My take on this is,
I think a lot of this is "Luck of the draw", there are good and bad assessors, luckily we have had good so far.
Also there might be an incentive bonus to fail people which is kept secret, this might account for a lot of failings.
And some assessors have a genuine interest in helping while others are totally uncaring.

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My Daughter Successful DLA to PIP 3 months 3 weeks ago #243679

Hi Whiskers

I would agree there is an element of luck in these things and there are good and bad assessors.

BIS

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