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Is common for people to still be waiting to transferred from DLA to PIP?

salmonandchips1
salmonandchips1 Member Posts: 3 Listener
I remember back when PIP first came out they used to publish timetables. I've had a Google but I can't find any for 2021 and beyond.

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  • woodbine
    woodbine Member, Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,727 Disability Gamechanger
    The last figure I saw was I think about 600,000 and yes i was gobsmacked as well, but in the last year they have been delayed by lockdowns, staff off sick, staff who don't know what they are doing etc etc. Are you still waiting transfer?
    @salmonandchips1 welcome to scope
    Be extra nice to new members.
  • salmonandchips1
    salmonandchips1 Member Posts: 3 Listener
    Thanks for welcome woodbine
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 31,224 Disability Gamechanger
    HI and welcome,

    You're not the only person still waiting, there's a lot of people in the same boat. Good thing is, you still have your DLA payments while you wait.

    Of course if your condition has got worse then you could start a PIP claim yourself, if you're not on the highest rate of DLA. Before doing this though you should look at the PIP descriptors to see where you think you should score those points because not everyone transfering from DLA qualifies for PIP because they are different benefits.
  • salmonandchips1
    salmonandchips1 Member Posts: 3 Listener
    Thanks poppy123456, I have read the criteria it seems straight forward. I am realising as I get older things aren't as easy as they used to be lol
  • Ross_Scope
    Ross_Scope Posts: 7,475 Scope online community team
    Hi @salmonandchips1

    Welcome to the community, hope the above advice has been helpful. 

    I like your username :) 
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