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TOPIC: Some common questions

Some common questions 1 year 9 months ago #181748

PIP2 form
DWP do not care what your medical, physical or mental conditions are. The PIP2 form is to determin how your condition impacts on certain activities. This is no time to be a hero. If you have long term conditions, often you will have coping mechanisms, or partial denial. Concentrate on proving how ALL your conditions fit the desciptors

Assessment
It doesn't have to be scary.
The assessment is not a full medical, it is to assess which descriptor best describes the level of each activitiy that you can achieve.
Do not make a special effort, be your self, warts and all. The assessor will observe and report (hopfully) what they see. So show them what you can do, not what you think you can do. Don't try to be someone you are not
This is your chance to get the help that you need to lead the best life you can.

Home assessment
The assessor will not want to look around your home.
Positive, you are in familiar territory and are used to managing at home
Negative, you are in familiar territory and used to managing at home.
Don't make special effort, just be your self. Let the assessor observe how you really are and how your daily life is affected.

Challenging the decision
Get a copy of the assessors report.
Don't fight the report, concentrate on proving how you fit the desriptors that you think apply.

Appeals.
MR's rarely change things so be prepare to appeal to the tribunal.
If you do apply to the tribunal they will tell you if your current award is in danger and give you the opportunity to withdraw your appeal

Last assessment before retirement age or first after.
This is your last chance to claim for the mobility component if applicable. The award you get at this assessment is the one you carry forward. After retirement no new mobility claim will be allowed and no increase will be awarded, standard mobility cannot be increased to enhanced at a later date.

This is just my observation after reading posts here, I am no expert. Always refer to the excellent guides here, and heed the advice from the hard working and knowledgeable mods.
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Some common questions 1 year 9 months ago #182003

I am confused by the statement in the penultimate paragraph about last chance to claim mobility component.

Would one of the moderators please clarify?
Thank you.

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Some common questions 1 year 8 months ago #182023

PC wrote: I am confused by the statement in the penultimate paragraph about last chance to claim mobility component.

Would one of the moderators please clarify?
Thank you.


Neither DLA nor PIP allow the claiming of the Mobility component, or an increase in award after the age of 65.

Some examples.

Claimant has an award of PIP Daily Living but no Mobility when they turn 65, they then develop mobility problems. No award can be made of the Mobility component even if they show that they meet the criteria for one.

Claimant has an award of Standard Rate Mobility, there mobility deteriorates after they turn 65. Their current Mobility award cannot be increased to the Enhanced rate even if they show that they meet the criteria.

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Some common questions 1 year 8 months ago #182050

Thank you for posting this.

I am usually pretty level headed but filling in the PIP2 had me in tears many times. Having to explain to strangers that when I have the worst days with my foot the most uncomfortable and embarrassing things happen when you are a young 46 is depressing and a thump from reality. I felt I was at the end of everything and left me feeling vunerable and hostile to things.

It came at a very bad time after having my ESA removed in November and having to appeal it, which they say should be in about 5 weeks.

PIP2 was the hardest form I have ever filled in. Still no news on about it other than my DLA will still be paid tomorrow.

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Some common questions 1 year 8 months ago #182184

Neither DLA nor PIP allow the claiming of the Mobility component, or an increase in award after the age of 65.

I have a friend who is 67 he was on higher rate mobility DLA and has just had a face to face for PIP. If the above is the case you would think it. would be against the law for his allowance to be reduced.

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Some common questions 1 year 8 months ago #182269

tonisdad wrote: Neither DLA nor PIP allow the claiming of the Mobility component, or an increase in award after the age of 65.

I have a friend who is 67 he was on higher rate mobility DLA and has just had a face to face for PIP. If the above is the case you would think it. would be against the law for his allowance to be reduced.


It always seems kind of wrong to hope that some one has enough reduced mobility in order to qualify for the enhanced rate, especially when they are into retirement. I sincerly hope that your friend manages to transfer sucessfully.

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