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Moving from DLA to PIP claim

Cupcake56Cupcake56 Member Posts: 1 Listener
edited August 2020 in PIP, DLA and AA
As I am nearly 16 I have to change from DLA to PIP. I would love some advice as last time I had to fight the decision at court and it took me 2 years.


  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 9,079 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Cupcake56 Welcome to the community, we have some great advice on applying for PIP on here if you look in the PIP section and also at other members posts

    But it all starts with the form and completing it with as much detail as possible giving examples of what happens when you try and complete the tasks, can you do the task if not why not, do you need help or aids, can you do it repeatedly and safely.

    Also send in any relevant medical evidence not appt letters but medication list and any reports detailing how your condition affects your daily living

    Hope this helps have a good read and if any more questions dont hesitate to ask
  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Posts: 3,090

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    edited August 2020
    Hello @Cupcake56 and a very warm welcome to the online community :) 

    I hope you are well today. 

    The advice from @janer1967 is fantastic, I have no doubt you will find it helpful.

    I've filled in the PIP form myself and when I did it I was a similar age to you. I would definitely advise being proactive and getting together as much evidence as possible. I would also think about how your condition impacts your daily living and mobility, and consider how you would explain this with examples. 

    If you need any further guidance on filling out the PIP form, Citizens Advice have a great page on the topic here.
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  • woodbinewoodbine Member Posts: 3,707 Disability Gamechanger
    Have a read of this link which will give you a good idea about what PIP is and how it differs to DLA 
    my advice is given freely and is correct to the best of my knowledge.
  • chiariedschiarieds Member Posts: 7,891 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Cupcake56 - & welcome to the community from me too. Just to add a little to the link above, the following is identical in showing the activities/descriptors & points, but there are some notes at the end that may be relevant: https://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/asset-library/Scores-for-PIP-Descriptors-2020.pdf
    Try & give a couple of recent examples, for each descriptor that applies, explaining when, how & why, etc. you had problems doing/attempting an activity, & what happened afterwards if that's relevant, as also advised above by Jane. The Citizens Advice info is also relevant, & detailed.
    As far as medical evidence goes, just use that which gives/explains any diagnosis. After that, unless any additional medical info explains any functional problems, i.e. why you have difficulties doing an activity, then less is more. :)

  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    HI and welcome,

    I totally agree with @chiarieds here about less being more. Sending in huge amounts of evidence such as assessment reports, Consultant letters, care plans etc isn't helpful. It's very unlikely that they will read all of it. My advice is to look through all of your evidence to see what maybe useful and if it's doesn't state how your conditions affect you then i wouldn't send it.

    If you do insist on sending them then please read through everything to make sure there's no contradiictions between different reports.
    Good luck.
    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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