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Advice about CAB appointment

Tricia1912Tricia1912 Member Posts: 41 Courageous
edited June 2019 in PIP, DLA and AA
Hi as lve mentioned before lm in process of moving from DLA To PIP. I have an appointment on Thursday with cab/ageuk. To help fill in pip forms. Can you tell me is it how your overall health effects you i or for the first problem l claimed DLA for. As over the years l have developed more disability problems. Does this get taken into account. 


  • smokeyjoeysmokeyjoey Member Posts: 46 Courageous
    It's how your disability affects you not the actual diagnosis 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger

    You need to state all of your conditions and how they affect you now. Remember this is a new claim for PIP not how your conditions affected you when you first claimed DLA.
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  • wilkowilko Member Posts: 2,300 Disability Gamechanger
    The criteria for claiming PIP is different than DLA. You have to meet the criteria for each descriptor in the PIP application form, any information you submit in your form will have to be justified at your assessment. 
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,652 Disability Gamechanger
    I hope your appointment goes well on Thursday!
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  • KG100KG100 Member Posts: 178 Pioneering
    Had my assessment this week and my DLA benefits weren't mentioned at all.

  • Tricia1912Tricia1912 Member Posts: 41 Courageous
    Tricia 1912
    Hi have finally sent off my pip application form. A lovely lady from Age Uk/CAB. She was nice enough to give me some tips for my assessment. I’m not holding my breath l will get it but not giving up. As l had to fight for the DLA. Good luck to everyone facing their assessments soon. 
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