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Help with changing from DLA to PIP

stepheng81 Member Posts: 1 Listener
edited April 2018 in PIP, DLA, and AA
Hi need help to fill in my pip form as changing from dal to pip


  • JennysDad
    JennysDad Member Posts: 2,299 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @stepheng81 and welcome to the community. Good to have you with us.
    I'm not a benefits advisor, but we have some excellent people on here who are and who will respond to your question as soon as they can. Bear with us, please, and they will get back to you as soon as possible.
    Warmest best wishes to you,
  • mikehughescq
    mikehughescq Member Posts: 7,432 Disability Gamechanger
    Is there a physical reason you can’t do it yourself or is it just not knowing what to answer?
  • BenefitsTrainingCo
    BenefitsTrainingCo Member Posts: 2,628 Pioneering
    Hi stepheng81,

    If you need the whole form filling in you'll need to see what services are about in your area - contact your local CAB or Welfare Rights team for assistance.
    If you are stuck on one or two questions we could possibly advise on here.

    The Benefits Training Co:
    Paul Bradley
    Michael Chambers
    Will Hadwen
    Sarah Hayle
    Maria Solomon
    David Stickland
  • wilko
    wilko Member Posts: 2,413 Disability Gamechanger
    It will be a difficult transition from DLA to PIP as the accessment criteria for the two benefits are totally different from each other. Whereas DLA focused on your disability, PIP focuses on your abilities to manage in your daily living and your mobility issues. Having high rates in DLA is no guarantee that you will be awarded the same in PIP. To find out how you may fair in the PIP accessment take a self test on the site work and benefits, answers honestly as the answers you write in the PIP application form have to be justified in your face to face accessment. Good luck.
  • debbiedo49
    debbiedo49 Member Posts: 2,904 Disability Gamechanger
  • mikehughescq
    mikehughescq Member Posts: 7,432 Disability Gamechanger
    Bored with saying this now @wilko DLA never focused on the disability. It always focused on the consequences of the disability. Just like PIP.


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