Hi, my name is Lizziefordy68! Been told to apply for PIP, what are my chances? — Scope | Disability forum

Hi, my name is Lizziefordy68! Been told to apply for PIP, what are my chances?

Lizziefordy68
Lizziefordy68 Member Posts: 4 Listener
edited December 2021 in PIP, DLA, and AA
Hi I'm on lwcra, I had a back payment of 18 months back in August 21 and been told to apply for pip what's my chances

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 28,448 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,
    Being found to have LCWRA has no affect on a PIP claim. No one here can tell you whether a claim for PIP will be successful because no one here knows exactly how your conditions affect you.
    PIP and LCWRA are 2 completely different benefits, with totally different criteria. PIP isn't awarded based on any diagnosis, it's how those conditions affect your ability to carry out daily activity based on the PIP descriptors.
    Having some understanding of the criteria and what the descriptors mean will help. Have a read of this.
    If you do apply be aware that backlogs are huge and estimated timescale from start to finish is about 10 months.

  • Teddybear12
    Teddybear12 Community Co-Production Group Posts: 4,873 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Lizziefordy68 Welcome to the Community. Suggest your ring DWP for the PIP forms read through them, then decide what you want to do. Take care,  
  • Lizziefordy68
    Lizziefordy68 Member Posts: 4 Listener
  • Lizziefordy68
    Lizziefordy68 Member Posts: 4 Listener
    Thank-you will look into it as was suprised by 18months back payment and rewarded lwcra and was told I should apply for pip as got highest score for fibromalger and and angina and copd and other probs 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 28,448 Disability Gamechanger
    You won't score points for any diagnosis because that's not what PIP is about.
  • Lizziefordy68
    Lizziefordy68 Member Posts: 4 Listener
    I'm not saying I want to.score more points, I've been told I should apply dueto difficulties re daily life 
  • MarkM88
    MarkM88 Community Co-Production Group Posts: 2,954 Disability Gamechanger
    edited December 2021
    If that’s the case then you need to call them up and start the process off. 

    Remember, PIP is a functional assessment and has nothing to do with conditions or diagnosis. 

    You need to give at least 2 real world examples in as much detail as you can about what happened when you attempted each activity described in the descriptors that are applicable to you. 

    Please bear in mind too that evidence should be relevant. 

    LCWRA is completely separate to PIP. 
  • Teddybear12
    Teddybear12 Community Co-Production Group Posts: 4,873 Disability Gamechanger
    @Lizziefordy68 Ring DWP and ask for the PIP form. It is best if you can phone as soon as they open as it can take a while to get through. Good luck whatever you decide. Take care.
  • woodbine
    woodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,158 Disability Gamechanger
    Just out of interest who told you to apply for PIP ?
    Be extra nice to new members.

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