Remaining politically neutral during General Election 2024


Under guidance from the Electoral Commission and Charity Commission, it's important that Scope remains politically neutral during General Elections.

While we understand that this period will see many passionate discussions and do not want to discourage open discussion, we cannot allow discussions which are purely intended to influence voting.

As ever, please make sure that your comments remain respectful of other people's opinions and keep to our online community house rules.
If we become concerned about you or anyone else while using one of our services, we will act in line with our safeguarding policy and procedures. This may involve sharing this information with relevant authorities to ensure we comply with our policies and legal obligations.

Pip

Options
Debi0709
Debi0709 Community member Posts: 6 Connected
hi 
does anyone on here know roughly how long it is taking at the moment for a decision to be made on pip claims .
I was awarded DLA for life and recently had pip forms arrive.
At the Moment I am entitled to High rate Care and High rate mobility 
thanks 
Debs

debs

Comments

  • CockneyRebel
    CockneyRebel Community member Posts: 5,209 Disability Gamechanger
    Options
    Hi Debs and welcome

    DLA and PIP have different criteria for awards and one does not mean that you will qualify for the other. PIP is an award based on functionality rather than condition.
    Have you had an assessment ?

    Normally decisions following assessment take 2-4 weeks

    If you have had a f2f have you asked for a copy of the assessment report ?

    CR
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • Debi0709
    Debi0709 Community member Posts: 6 Connected
    Options
    I haven’t had an assessment yet.
    ive heard so many bad things 
    debs
  • CockneyRebel
    CockneyRebel Community member Posts: 5,209 Disability Gamechanger
    Options
    There are many bad stories on the forums but the majority of good claims are never heard of
    Preparation is one of the most important things to do for a PIP claim

    You need to understand the points system, descriptors and the criteria for an award.There is lots of good info on this site and a good place to start ids the B&W self test

    http://www.mybenefitsandwork.co.uk/pip/indexxx.php

    Please do come back with any questions

    CR

    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
Complete our feedback form and tell us how we can make the community better.

Do you need advice on your energy costs?


Scope’s Disability Energy Support service is open to any disabled household in England or Wales in which one or more disabled people live. You can get free advice from an expert adviser on managing energy debt, switching tariffs, contacting your supplier and more. Find out more information by visiting our
Disability Energy Support webpage.
If we become concerned about you or anyone else while using one of our services, we will act in line with our safeguarding policy and procedures. This may involve sharing this information with relevant authorities to ensure we comply with our policies and legal obligations.

Find out how to let us know if you're concerned about another member's safety.