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DLA compensation

lesleyincitylesleyincity Member Posts: 12 Listener
I had to appeal against PIP For the 3rd time since it changed from DLA 
my payment stopped last 8/4/18 
HM COURTS AND TRIBUNALS reached a decision on 9/1/9 in my favour for the enhanced rate daily living component.  

I have bipolar disorder and as part of this accumulated a lot of debt which led to bad credit. Due to losing my benefit I’ve had to rely on very high interest credit cards to get by after trying to rebuild my finances over twelve years. The stress has been so great I feared I would once again lose my mind and be sectioned. It’s been the most traumatic year in a long time. I never wanted to rely on credit cards again as I can easily lose control. 

The tribunal noted the the pip asssessor had superseded a previous decision awarding the enhanced rate to me. They note that the assessor has not shown grounds to do so. The tribunal determined that there was no grounds to supersede the previous decision as my condition has neither changed or improved.

surely I have reason to sue? On top of all this I’ve rang PIP twice now, last Monday I was told money should be in by end of the week. Today I was told the case worker has 28 working days to process my benefits! 

please can you help? 

Replies

  • telscopetelscope Member Posts: 37 Connected
    Another thing you could apply for is the Servere Disability Premium. Give it a go, going to your local advice centre first
  • lesleyincitylesleyincity Member Posts: 12 Listener
    I doubt it as all
    other benefits seem to get assessed on my husband too. What him working had to
    do with my disability I’ll never understand ? 
    Worked all my life payed my
    NI and taxes it makes me mad! 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    I doubt it as all
    other benefits seem to get assessed on my husband too. What him working had to
    do with my disability I’ll never understand ? 
    Worked all my life payed my
    NI and taxes it makes me mad! 
    Your husband working means his income will be taken into consideration when claiming a means tested benefit because you'll have to claim as a couple.

    Claiming contributions based benefits depends on the NI contributions you paid from working in the previous 2 tax years, unfortunately earlier years of NI contributions don't count.
    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
  • lesleyincitylesleyincity Member Posts: 12 Listener
    Could I apply for free dental and prescriptions? I’m on 6 scripts a month 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Could I apply for free dental and prescriptions? I’m on 6 scripts a month 
    That will depend on your circumstances. Certain means tested benefits will entitle you to free prescriptions. If you're not claiming these it will depend on circumstances. https://www.nhs.uk/using-the-nhs/help-with-health-costs/get-help-with-prescription-costs/

    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
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