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Hi, my name nickname is Gizmo

GizmoTiddlesGizmoTiddles Member Posts: 129 Pioneering
Giszmo
 as I am always tinkering with techy stuff .
Intakes my mind off things going on in my life .
I am a long time sufferer of osteoarthritis,as well as Gout in both feet/ankles and cervical spondylitis,and a couple of other things I won't bore you wih :)
Just going through the trasition from long term HR  DLA to PIP at 68  "bigbrother DWP" getting me to jump through hoops again.
Anyway thought I would say hi as my eyes opened this morning so all is not bad. :D
Gizmo

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  • Pippa_AlumniPippa_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,851 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @GizmoTiddles, and welcome to the community! Do let us know if we can be of any assistance.
  • JennysDadJennysDad Member Posts: 2,308 Pioneering
    Hello @GizmoTiddles and a warm welcome to you. I'm relieved your nickname relates to techy stuff and has nothing to do, presumably, with the danger of exposing you to bright light, to water and feeding you after midnight!

    I'm intrigued: what kind of techy stuff? I'm not far ahead of the salesman who once answered the question as to whether a radio was solid state with 'Oh yes, you can see it's in a wooden case'.

    Very very glad to have you with us, Gizmo, and
    Warmest best wishes to you,
    Richard

  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,257 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi Gizmo and welcome

    There are different criteria for PIP than DLA It is important to understand the points system, descriptors and criteria for a PIP award

    Have a look at the B&W self test

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

    It is especially important if you receive a mobility element to be aware of the restrictions after retirement age

    CR

    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • GizmoTiddlesGizmoTiddles Member Posts: 129 Pioneering
    Hi Gizmo and welcome

    There are different criteria for PIP than DLA It is important to understand the points system, descriptors and criteria for a PIP award

    Have a look at the B&W self test

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

    It is especially important if you receive a mobility element to be aware of the restrictions after retirement age

    CR

    Hi 
    and thanks for the welcome have been on that site and tried the pip test ,which is fine as even playing myself down ,I then score over 12 points on each .
    but then i am aware of what my limitations are.
    the assesser on the other hand may have me as a medal winner in the olympics.
    As i am aware the fact that i have been awarded dla for the last 25yrs hrm that the transition (should I be awardwd pip) is a follow on. I know you cant make a claim after 65 .
    or am I missing somthing?

  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,257 Disability Gamechanger
    If mobility is an issue for you then the award you accept this time cannot be increased in the future
    So if you accept standard you cannot be awarded enhanced in the future

    CR
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • GizmoTiddlesGizmoTiddles Member Posts: 129 Pioneering
    hi CR 
    have you got a link to that rule tried serching ,but last day or two not able to do much 
    cheers
    Gizmo
  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,257 Disability Gamechanger
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • GizmoTiddlesGizmoTiddles Member Posts: 129 Pioneering
    Yep thanks have read it through and as far as I can see it doesn't say anything about a not being able to change up ,the thing is although I have been in  reciept of HRM DLA and low rate care my needs there have changed dramatically.and I have never bothered with a car and made do with what I received.
      My daily care scores way above the 12 points required with just the appliances I have available to me so if that gives me the enhanced rate ,and STD on mobility I'm still better of financially.But the principal of it , should I not get the enhanced rate M
    Then it will be going to appeal.
    _____this was my circumstaces________

    If you were under 65 on 8 April 2013
    If you already get DLA and were under 65 on 8 April 2013, the 
    reassessment applies to you. When selected, you are told your DLA 
    claim is going to end and you are invited to make a claim for PIP, even 
    if your DLA was awarded indefinitely. DWP are randomly selecting
    people who have an indefinite or fixed-term award of DLA for 
    reassessment. You are also invited to claim PIP if you report a change 
    or circumstances on your DLA claim.
    When invited, you must contact the DWP within four weeks to start your 
    new PIP claim. The DWP take your basic details and send you a claim 
    form. You have four weeks to send this back, although the DWP can 
    give you longer if you have a good reason for needing an extension. 
    Unless the deadline is extended, your DLA payments stop if you do not 
    make a PIP claim within four weeks.

    Sorry for a long post 
    Gizmo
  • GizmoTiddlesGizmoTiddles Member Posts: 129 Pioneering
    Hi CAR
      Ithink this is what your were guiding to ,open to interpretation ?

    If you are 65 or over
    You cannot normally start to receive either rate of the mobility 
    component after the age of 65, although you continue to receive it if it 
    was awarded before your 65th birthday. If awarded the standard rate of 
    the mobility component before you reach 65, you cannot move to the 
    enhanced rate if your needs increase after you reach 65. 
    If awarded the enhanced rate of the mobility component before you 
    reach 65 and your mobility needs reduce to a level that qualifies for the 
    standard rate after 65, you can move to the standard rate (and back to 
    the enhanced rate if your mobility needs increase again within a year).
    If you are over 65 and receive the mobility component and you start to 
    have daily living needs or your need for assistance with daily living 
    increases, you can ask for a supersession and qualify for the standard 
    or enhanced rate of the daily living component in the same way as 
    those under 65.

    Have been on DLA since the late 80's
    Won two appeals the body may be weaker but the grey matter learns something new every day...
    Then forgets it the day after
  • steve51steve51 Member Posts: 7,175 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @GizmoTiddles

    Good Afternoon it’s great to meet you today.

    You seem to have had some really good info & advice from my friend’s @JennysDad & @CockneyRebel

    Please please let me know if I can help/ support you with????   

  • GizmoTiddlesGizmoTiddles Member Posts: 129 Pioneering
    Thank you @steve51 and a pleasant afternoon to you also And yes I may in the future need the support of others such as yourself and those already mentioned I shall shout out then :smile: Cheers Gizmo
  • steve51steve51 Member Posts: 7,175 Disability Gamechanger
     Hi @GizmoTiddles

    That’s Great Yes I will be “Here & Waiting”  for you 
    My Friend !!!!!!!!
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