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My dad applied for PIP in Dec 2021. Is there anywhere I can chase this up? He's in palliative care

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mandy82
mandy82 Community member Posts: 3 Listener
edited April 2022 in PIP, DLA, and AA
My dad applied for pip in Dec 21 its now April 22, is there anywhere I can contact to chase this up, he's in pallative care? Thanxs 

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  • Alex_Alumni
    Alex_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,561 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hello @mandy82 and welcome to the community, thanks for your query. You can give the PIP enquiry line a call, but do be aware of call charges:

    PIP enquiry line
    Telephone: 0800 121 4433
    Textphone: 0800 121 4493
    Relay UK (if you cannot hear or speak on the phone): 18001 then 0800 121 4433
    Video relay service for British Sign Language (BSL) users - check you can use the service
    Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm
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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,985 Disability Gamechanger
    edited April 2022
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    Hi,
    Unless he applied using the DS1500 form because he has 6 months or less to live then backlogs are huge in most areas. The approximate timescale from applying to having a decision is about 10 months. 
    An assessment will most likely be needed too. 
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • mandy82
    mandy82 Community member Posts: 3 Listener
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    Hi there, thank you for the response, vry much appreciated, thank you
  • Alex_Alumni
    Alex_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,561 Disability Gamechanger
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    You're welcome @mandy82 and I hope you have a good Easter, whatever your plans this long weekend :)

    Please feel free to have a look around the forum if you'd like, you can browse categories using the categories page, visit the coffee lounge to get to know our members, or find other discussions on PIP here.
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  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Scope Posts: 12,508 Disability Gamechanger
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    I hope that the above replies have helped @mandy82 :) Please do let us know if you have any further questions. 

    I'm sorry to hear about your dad. Are you managing okay? We're here if you need to talk :) 

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  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
    edited April 2022
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    mandy82 said:
    ..he's in pallative care?..
    Where is he receiving this care?
    https://www.benefitsandwork.co.uk/personal-independence-payment-pip/glossary/will-personal-independence-payment-pip-be-paid-to-people-in-hospital-or-care-homes
    (If's he's in a hospice PIP would be payable if awarded.)
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • mandy82
    mandy82 Community member Posts: 3 Listener
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    Hi there, if I'm being honest, we aren't really coping, but im not sure what we can do, we were advised as my dad isn't in critical care, he's in pallative care, a DS1500 form isn't something the gp isnt willing to provide this, as my dad doesn't have a time frame fro. When he will pass away, has stated they aren't able to provide this, we have had so many issues with various organisations we've turned to for help and been given so much contradictory advice and misinformation, we're just trying to deal it alone, but the stress is causing more problems as its putting my dads heart under strain, it's difficult aand devastate enough that I'm watching his health decline, I just don't feel anyone will help us get this resolved...thank you however for the advice and support, sadly everything that's been recommended here, we have looked into and not manged to get very far with it.

  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,985 Disability Gamechanger
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    calcotti said:
    mandy82 said:
    ..he's in pallative care?..
    Where is he receiving this care?

    (If's he's in a hospice PIP would be payable if awarded.)
    Typo it “wouldn’t” be paid, Rather than “would”
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
    edited April 2022
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    calcotti said:
    mandy82 said:
    ..he's in pallative care?..
    Where is he receiving this care?

    (If's he's in a hospice PIP would be payable if awarded.)
    Typo it “wouldn’t” be paid, Rather than “would”
    No, I meant would. A hospice is an exception to the normal hospital and care home rules. PIP is paid if someone is terminally ill and in a hospice.

    This link is clearer than the one I posted previosuly
    https://www.turn2us.org.uk/Benefit-guides/Going-into-Hospital-and-benefits/Personal-Independence-Payment-and-Attendance-Allow
    If your doctors say that you are terminally ill and reasonably expected to die within six months, you can get the highest rate of AA or highest rate of PIP daily living component straight away. It won't be paid while you are in a hospital but it can be paid if you are in a hospice.


    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
    edited April 2022
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    mandy82 said:
    Hi there, if I'm being honest, we aren't really coping, but im not sure what we can do, we were advised as my dad isn't in critical care, he's in pallative care, a DS1500 form isn't something the gp isnt willing to provide this, as my dad doesn't have a time frame fro. 
    It is obviously possible to be 'terminally ill' in the general sense of having a non curable cancer which can be managed with palliative treatment but still have many years of life ahead rather than approaching end of life which is what the DS1500 is for.

    Rather than ask your GP about a DS1500 it would be better to ask a Clinical Nurse Specialist at the hospital (if you have a contact for one) to check with his consultant whether a DS1500 can be issued. A clinician can complete one if they would not be surprised if someone dies within six months. If you are able to obtain a DS1500 then you can send it to PIP and the claim will be processed in about two weeks.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,985 Disability Gamechanger
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    Thanks calcotti.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
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