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My thoughts about moving from DLA to PIP

thor14thor14 Member Posts: 39 Connected
edited September 2018 in PIP, DLA and AA
hi everyone, I am new to this forum,I have just rec’d my brown env on Friday morning to contact them to move from dla to pip, I haven’t slept  all w’end & absolutely dreading this whole process. I  Will keep you posted on how things progress.

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  • debsidoodebsidoo Member Posts: 327 Pioneering
    Hi @thor14
    welcome to the forum and good luck.There are lots of people here with good advice.
      Debsidoo.x 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,
    Getting some help to fill out the form is the first thing you should consider doing. You'll need to make sure you send your evidence with the form because they rarely contact anyone for this, the onus is on you to make sure it's sent.

    When you ring to start your claim, you can ask for your DLA file to be used as evidence for the PIP claim.

    Most people have face 2 face assessments so expect this. There's no timescales to waiting times for assessments or decisions. Good luck.


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  • thor14thor14 Member Posts: 39 Connected
    Thankyou  everyone for all your kind comments, seeing my doctor tomorrow so I will be asking him for my medical evidence if I am right in saying this. 
  • dignifieddolldignifieddoll Member Posts: 52 Connected
    Good luck thor😊
  • thor14thor14 Member Posts: 39 Connected
    Thankyou dignifieddoll.
  • thor14thor14 Member Posts: 39 Connected
    Does anyone know of any charties or organisations that would help  me fill in my pip forms.
  • YadnadYadnad Member - under moderation Posts: 2,862 Disability Gamechanger
    thor14 said:
    Does anyone know of any charties or organisations that would help  me fill in my pip forms.
    There are a few, CAB or AgeUK for the oldies like me. The problem is not just about finding them it's more a case of them not having the time to get involved with you. Too many people looking for help from too few people willing to give it.
    On the whole you just have to get on with it yourself and muddle through like the majority have to.
  • thor14thor14 Member Posts: 39 Connected
    Thanks for that yadnad, That just confirms what I thought. Just have to get on with it.
  • crackercracker Member Posts: 324 Pioneering
    I am in the USA and had to jump thew all kinds of hoops before I was approved. The paperwork and entire process can be so frustrating. Just do it one piece at a time.
  • debbiedo49debbiedo49 Member Posts: 2,906 Disability Gamechanger
    Your local council may have a welfare rights team. They helped me. 
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  • YadnadYadnad Member - under moderation Posts: 2,862 Disability Gamechanger
    Your local council may have a welfare rights team. They helped me. 
    Those are becoming almost impossible to access.
    Here, both town, district and county councils did away with this department a few years back as a cost cutting exercise
  • debbiedo49debbiedo49 Member Posts: 2,906 Disability Gamechanger
    Well it’s not same all over so it’s still worth trying 
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  • TopkittenTopkitten Member Posts: 1,263 Pioneering
    Under some circumstances the DWP will send someone to help fill in the forms and it was with their help that I finally qualified for DLA when the CAB and MIND had both failed. I have now used the DWP again, to apply for PIP.

    TK
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  • thor14thor14 Member Posts: 39 Connected
    Hi there, thanks for your msg i’m not sure in Northern Ireland if we have that service from dwp. I have just heard of cab helping. 
  • YadnadYadnad Member - under moderation Posts: 2,862 Disability Gamechanger
    Topkitten said:
    Under some circumstances the DWP will send someone to help fill in the forms and it was with their help that I finally qualified for DLA when the CAB and MIND had both failed. I have now used the DWP again, to apply for PIP.

    TK
    uuum, yes they offered me that service in 2013 when they found out about my mental health problems but it's a bit like putting your head in the lion's mouth and hoping not to get bitten! I refused the kind offer as anything that is remotely related to the DWP comes with one agenda - to be failed. However you seem to have had one that cared more about the claimant than they did about their job or career.
  • crackercracker Member Posts: 324 Pioneering
    I do hope this works out for you.
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