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Help with Pip

BigBenBigBen Member Posts: 13 Listener
edited June 2017 in PIP, DLA and AA
Hi I don't know where to ask this question. I am currently receiving pip, i got 8 points on the daily standard rate and receive £55.65 per week. I am waiting for an asperger's assessment will this effect my pip claim in terms of money going up, money going down or being stopped all together?

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  • Liam_AlumniLiam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 1,113 Pioneering
    Hi @BigBen,

    Welcome to Scope's online community! It's great to have you on board.

    I've moved this discussion to our Ask a Benefits Advisor category, where @BenefitsTrainingCo may be able to advise.

    I hope this helps and if you have any other questions, do get in touch!
    Liam
  • BenefitsTrainingCoBenefitsTrainingCo Member Posts: 2,692 Pioneering
    Hi there,
    As long as your condition / symptoms / disabilities have not 'improved' to the extent that you no longer satisfy the conditions for PIP, then your new assessment shouldn't change anything. You are legally obliged to let the DWP know if you have had this kind of improvement. If your assessment now means that your condition is severe enough for you to score 12 points or more under the PIP scoring system, then it's possible that you might be able to get from the standard rate to the enhanced rate, which of course would mean more money. You would need to be very confident that you would secure 12 or more points before you request a review of your existing award, and it may be a good idea to try and talk to a specialist adviser before trying to increase your award. The Scope helpline on this website has details of local advice agencies who may be able to advise you. There is also excellent information about the PIP scoring system on the Disability Rights UK website, and others such as www.turn2us.org.uk and www.benefitsandwork.co.uk.
    I hope this helps, and good luck,

    Jayne
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  • wendyluluwendylulu Member Posts: 4 Listener
    Hello

    im not sure if I'm in the right section but here goes:

    is there anyway I can't find out when my pip assessment will be?  I am on dla at the moment and had a letter about 9 months ago saying I'm due to change.. I originally was supposed to be assessed about 18 months ago but I know that everything has been delayed for everyone
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    Thankyou
    Wendy
  • wildlifewildlife Member Posts: 1,314 Pioneering
    edited June 2017
    @wendylulu, It might be best to leave things as they are while ever  you are receiving DLA and change over when you're contacted again..
  • MatildaMatilda Member Posts: 2,616 Disability Gamechanger
    @wendylulu

    The letter you received about the changeover might have been a standard letter advising you that DLA is changing to PIP.  You will not be due for PIP assessment until the DLA send you a personal letter 'inviting' you to apply for PIP.  Meanwhile, you'll still get your DLA.  

    I wouldn't phone PIP if I were you to ask when you are going to be assessed.  People have done this before and received an 'invitation' to apply earlier than they would have.  Which might not be a good idea as transition to PIP is not always smooth.
  • Hollands_106_2717_Hollands_106_2717_ Member Posts: 18 Listener
    Hi I had my pip assesment 2 weeks ago from dla to pip n i havent heard anything from dwp but on friday i received a letter from motability telling me my DLA was stopping i still havent received a letter so i rang them and now they are sending a letter out and i have been told to go for a mandatory reconsideration when the letter arrives now is that right.
    E Stebbings
  • BenefitsTrainingCoBenefitsTrainingCo Member Posts: 2,692 Pioneering
    Hi everyone - if you've got a question, please can you start a new thread? Otherwise it's easy for me and my colleagues to miss your questions and think they are comments/answers on the original post.

    For now - wendylulu, I agree with Matilda's advice. If you haven't been sent a letter telling you to claim PIP, then the process hasn't even started yet. There's no point starting it earlier than you need to. Just make sure that when you are asked to claim PIP, you do so, and fill out all the forms you're sent.

    Hollands_106_2717_, yes, you'll need to ask for a mandatory reconsideration. Explain all the points you should have got - use the PIP self-test if you are not sure. Ask for a copy of the assessor's report and explain anything which isn't accurate, with evidence if you've got it.

    As far as motability is concerned, you don't have to give up your vehicle immediately. The support package for people whose DLA stops depends when you joined Motability - more details are here.

    Hopefully you'll be successful in getting the PIP decision changed and with any luck, you'll be able to do that within the time the support package allows you. Please do start a new thread though, if you have any other questions.

    Will

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  • Hollands_106_2717_Hollands_106_2717_ Member Posts: 18 Listener
    Thank you will its helped a lot and the lady at DWP was very helpfull and said when i get my letter to go through it then ring them back for a call back for the mandatory reconsideration do i need to write a letter as well x
    E Stebbings
  • wildlifewildlife Member Posts: 1,314 Pioneering
    @Hollands_106_2717_ Yes you will need to write a letter for your Mandatory Reconsideration. Is it the Assessor's Report DWP are sending you? If so when it arrives go through it as @Will said and write a letter headed "Mandatory Reconsideration" and put your National Insurance number on it as well.Then go through your assessor's report telling DWP everything you disagree with and why you don't agree. It's a good idea to  know which activities on the list of PIP descriptors you're asking them to change. Send in more medical evidence if you have any or think about getting more to strengthen your argument but make sure you write within a month of receiving your 1st decision letter. If you can't get more evidence or if you've already sent in a lot tell them where to look to prove what you're saying is true. Hope that helps..
       
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