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DLA to PIP transition

maryrosina
maryrosina Member Posts: 3 Listener
edited May 2019 in PIP, DLA, and AA
I've just joined as I have this transition from indefinite DLA to the new transitory PIP and am worrying about all the things I've read on various web sites. My problem is chronic spinal pain and I have an electric tilt in space, reclinable wheelchair that I go out in and fear without it I'll be housebound. I get it through Motability through the higher rate DLA. I guess many of you have also had to face this inquisition, so would be good to read your stories and how you dealt with this challenge?

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  • Adrian_Scope
    Adrian_Scope Posts: 8,576 Scope online community team
    Welcome to the community @maryrosina, it's great to have you with us. I've moved your post to our PIP, DLA and AA group so you'll hopefully get some responses from people in similar situations. 
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  • steve51
    steve51 Member Posts: 7,153 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @maryrosina

    Good Afternoon & Welcome it’s great to meet you today.

    I am one of the Community Champion’s here at Scope.

    Yes I am just starting that journey as
    well.  “Great”

    Here is some info from some of our members in the same boat ?‍♀️ ?‍♀️?‍♀️?‍♀️?‍♀️

    https://community.scope.org.uk/discussion/35341/dla-to-pip

    https://community.scope.org.uk/discussion/30961/dla-to-pip-help

    https://community.scope.org.uk/discussion/42605/help-with-transferring-from-dla-to-pip

    Please please let me know if you need any further help???

    @steve51
  • CockneyRebel
    CockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,212 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @maryrosina and welcome

    What stage are you at with your PIP application ?

    As you are probably aware, PIP is awarded to help with difficulties with some daily tasks and mobility and not for your condition or diagnosis. It is important to read and understand the PIP descriptors and criteria. You will need to give examples of what happens when you attempt each activity, any supporting evidence should also be submitted.
    You have read many worrying accounts on line but the majority of claims are processed first time with no problem.

    If you have any questions please just ask and we will do our best to assist
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • maryrosina
    maryrosina Member Posts: 3 Listener
    Hi,
    Thanks, just got the letter asking me to phone, so have been to doctor to get the details of specialist. Am seeing my own doctor later this month, local advice group;Diverse Abilities, suggest getting a letter from him explaining how the condition affects my everyday life. Am starting to photo copy all my medical letters over treatments from a LONG time ago as I've had this problem since 24 years old.
  • cristobal
    cristobal Member Posts: 984 Disability Gamechanger
    @maryrosina - I've never claimed DLA but as far as I can gather from the posts on here it's a lot different to PIP. There seem to be a lot of posters (and I don't mean you!) who think that if you are on higher rate DLA then you should get higher rate PIP. This isn't necessarily the case.

    PIP is about how your condition affects you.

    I'd advise looking on the DWP website at the "DWP PIP assessment guidelines" so you know what it's about and seeing how you meet each of the 'descriptors'

    Since it's based on how your condition affects you then you'll be pleased to know that you shouldn't need pages of evidence from years ago - I think just a couple of pages which confirm your diagnosis normally suffice.

    Good luck with your application. AS @cockneyrebel says most claims are processed without any problem///
  • CockneyRebel
    CockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,212 Disability Gamechanger
    When you make the phone call they should ask if you want your DLA details taken into account
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • maryrosina
    maryrosina Member Posts: 3 Listener
    Hi,
     Should I say yes?


  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 31,186 Disability Gamechanger
    Yes, if you want the DLA file to be used but that's your decision to make. When you receive the PIP form then my advice is to made sure you put as much information as possible about how your conditions affect you for each descriptor that applies. Adding 2-3 examples of what happened the last time you attempted that activity for each one.

    If you don't have enough time to return the form the ring DWP to ask for a further 14 days. Make sure to send relevant evidence to support your claim and don't expect them to contact anyone because it rarely happens. Expect a face to face assessment because most have them. Providing your form is returned on time your DLA will continue until a decision's been made on the PIP. Good luck.
  • twonker
    twonker Posts: 617 Connected
    When you make the phone call they should ask if you want your DLA details taken into account
    Unfortunately that is a bit of a hit and miss issue. Some will and some won't

    When I had my move to PIP the question was never raised and to be honest I didn't know that it was possible after being told that the two benefits are poles apart.

    If I had have been asked then I would have agreed as my DLA medical evidence was extremely relevant. 
  • KG100
    KG100 Member Posts: 178 Pioneering
    I've recently had a phone call about this and they asked me if I wanted my old DLA details taken into account.
    They also said that a lot of the older DLA details have been lost though.


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