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The roll out of PIP is running far behind schedule, the DWP have confirmed.

All existing DLA claimants should have been ‘invited’ to claim PIP by April of this year.

But a poster on the Rightsnet forum has confirmed that this target is now history.

Instead the aim is now that all working age DLA claimants will have received their invitation letters by late 2018, with the final assessments and transfers not being completed until mid-2019.

However, we reported last month that there had been a huge fall in the number of DLA to PIP cases being sent to Atos and Capita since January of this year.

So, whether the DWP will stick to this new target remains to be seen.

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#6 Diane Stubley 2017-09-06 20:33
Hi, ring the PIP office listed on the form you need to fill in and send back to PIP. Ask for an extension of time for you to get together letters from your GP, best your Hosptial Consultant or any health care professional who can add information backing up your health conditions and ensure you have up to date information to back up your claim. Yu can also contact Disability Support, most areas of the country have these and they can help you go through the form. Photocopy the original form and ensure you keep a copy. Get a list of all your medications, note all your hospital appointmens for 2017. Explain how your condition affects you from morning to evening and any help you need from another person or if living alone how long it takes you to do things and list the things you struggle with. If you do get turned down ask for a mandatory reconsideration ,, if not happy with this then appeal. One tip my sister did to ensure the 2nd face to face assesment was done correctly and the correct answers were put down was to take in a tape recorder and someone to go with her. This means she had a record oof how she answered the questions and another person as a witness to what was said. I hope this helps. Diane.x
#5 paul 2017-09-06 12:18
I was invited to apply for PIP in February after reaching State Retirement age( I was on DLA). Finally got ATOS assessment 4months later. Turned out to be another farce ( nurse clearly had no knowledge of my condition and clearly hadn't read my PIPform).
Applied for Mandatory Reconsideration and wafted, rang them some weeks later to be told they had written to me asking for further medical evidence (they hadn't) and I had 28 days to respond. They eventually accepted they had al the evidence needed to make a decision and said someone at their end must have 'ticked the wrong box 'and my MR would be sent to a DM. Wafted another couple of weeks, rang again and got the same excuse, was promised my MR would be sent to DM. Rang every week and was told my MR had been sent to another dept. My M.P got the same response from them. So for 7 weeks my MR had been sitting on someone's desk or being sent around various dept.'s.
Last week my wife actually got a DM to call us back and it was a cracker, she said my MR had landed in her inbox that very morning, she had read my submission but due to the discrepancies between my description of symptoms and that of the HP she was still unable to make a decision and was therefore sending it to another HP for their opinion. She then went on to say she was going on holiday for a week and would be taking up another position in a different dept. on her return but would check on progress when she got back.
Now I am pretty reasonable but why would they give my case (after to someone who was leaving her job that day?
I should say I had a couple of Strokes a few years ago, I am Diabetic and was diagnosed with Wet AMD in both eyes i which resulted in me being issued with a certificate of visual impairment. I should also mention I have been through this before for a previous ESA claim when the DWP awarded me zero points and the tribunal awarded me 27 points. The loss of my DLA also resulted in loss of Care's Allowance .
#4 Camly91 2017-09-05 12:57
Quoting Steve Kavanagh:
It took about 8mts for me personally but some say 5/6 6mts .

just to confirm..... that was to actually have your face to face Steve? not for a decision to be made?
#3 AL 2017-08-21 19:08
[quote name="Steve Kavanagh"]It took about 8mts for me personally but some say 5/6 6mts .[/quote

That long, Thank you Steve
#2 Steve Kavanagh 2017-08-21 16:45
It took about 8mts for me personally but some say 5/6 6mts .
#1 AL 2017-08-09 19:29
Hi if I was invited to claim in a letter PIP from DLA on Thursday 3rd of August 2017 and told you will be sent a Claims form to fill in and return with any medical evidence by the date on this form and was able to do this, assuming the PIP CLAIMS form was delivered on time, or I managed to get through via phone and explain that I needed more time to do so, How long would it be roughly before I would get an appointment with a Health Professional on average as I believe things are behind? Can anyone help me with this I think it could be 10 to 12 weeks if not longer just a guess
Kind regards Algy Hi if I was invited to claim in a letter PIP from DLA on Thursday 3rd of August 2017 and told you will be sent a Claims form to fill in and return with any medical evidence by the date on this form and was able to do this, assuming the PIP CLAIMS form was delivered on time, or I managed to get through via phone and explain that I needed more time to do so, How long would it be roughly before I would get an appointment with a Health Professional on average as I believe things are behind? Can anyone help me with this I think it could be 10 to 12 weeks if not longer just a guess
Kind regards Algy. I believe if you don't claim by the said date you can not claim PIP from DLA

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