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Hi, my name is Traceydee!

Traceydee Member Posts: 9 Listener
hi all - im finding this page very helpful - right i suffer with a number of health problems - and have been on dla for 15 years as i had it for life - now im changing over to pip - its driving me daft after hearing all the story's about the lies that have been told to get you off it - i cant sleep its on my mind all the time - i made a claim  on 13th october , had my face to face home visit on 7th dec - we are now on the 29th dec and not heard a thing i did ring them and requested a copy of the f2f appointment .. but i guess its just a waiting game now .. x


  • Hi @Traceydee,

    Welcome to the community :) great to hear your find this helpful.

    Sorry to hear how anxious your feeling while awaiting the decision :( did you ask for an update (or an estimate of how long it would take) when you asked for a copy of the f2f appointment?

    If things don't go to plan please don't panic although I appreciate that's easier said than done. We have lots of community members and specialists on hand to talk you through the next stage (if its needed).

    Keep us posted with the outcome.

    Best wishes,


    Scope helpline

  • Traceydee
    Traceydee Member Posts: 9 Listener
    hi kirsty i did yes they said 3 weeks which was yesterday but with christmas i guessing a few more weeks x
  • [Deleted User]
    [Deleted User] Posts: 38
    edited December 2017
    Hi @traceydee,

    No harm in chasing them again today- if they have reached a decision and it’s in the post I’d suspect Royal Mail might have a bit of a backlog too.

    Fingers crossed its good news for you!


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  • Neil2017
    Neil2017 Member Posts: 155 Courageous
    Hi @Traceydee
    A very warm welcome to tge forums.

    All the best in getting your apIP application sorted with the DWP and confirmation arrives in tge post
  • Traceydee
    Traceydee Member Posts: 9 Listener
    hi all , been on the phone again today .. still no news still not been looked at - But the bloke did say the requested information on the f2f meeting had been sent out yesterday - and if i not rec the out come  by nxt thursday to ring again ..
    One thing i was wondering if any one could help at all - if im awarded pip - do they send you pay back from when you claim mine was 13th Oct 16 - or from the f2f appointment 7-12-16- i have been asking but some get from claim and some from f2f - so im confused - im already on dla for life x

  • Traceydee
    Traceydee Member Posts: 9 Listener
    Up-date rec my copy of the f2f meeting to day - i can say everything was true that was put on it - she has put that i should get 8pts daily living and 12 pts for motability - which if im awarded im on the as dla so im happy - If thats what they go on x

  • CockneyRebel
    CockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,217 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi Tracey

    Normally the decision will reflect the HCP recommendation
    If you are still receiving DLA then that should be paid for four weeks following your decision and your PIP award will start the day after

    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • Topkitten
    Topkitten Member Posts: 1,285 Pioneering
    Hi, I can understand the worry. I will need to be moved from DLA to PIP. I don't even have anything requesting I start the process and yet I worry a lot of the time about how they will try to take my help away. I have had to stop looking at a lot of posts regarding awards, assessments and decisions because they made me worry even more. The system is so busy trying to screw us over they don't see the negative impact they are having and how they are makings things worse for so many.

    "I'm on the wrong side of heaven and the righteous side of hell" - from Wrong side of heaven by Five Finger Death Punch.
  • BenefitsTrainingCo
    BenefitsTrainingCo Member Posts: 2,628 Pioneering
    Hello Traceydee

    It's great news that you agree with what the HCP decided.  As CR stated generally the decision maker will follow the recommendations of the HCP. 

    In regards to payment as you were on DLA, PIP should follow on from DLA.  That is there should be no gap in your payments. 

    Kind regards


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