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Personal Independence Payment

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by Indiana91, Jul 13, 2014.

  1. Indiana91

    Indiana91 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Has anyone had an assessment for PIP?

    I've got one tomorrow and was wondering if anybody could give me a heads up about what's involved? What kind of questions they were asked? And what the outcome was in the end?

    Thanks in advance.

    Indiana x


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  2. kesun

    kesun Other · Well-Known Member

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    As far as I understand, they go through a standard set of questions and award points based on your answers. The questions are here: http://www.benefitsandwork.co.uk/personal-independence-payment-pip/pip-points-system. Citizens Advice has downloadable guidance here: http://www.adviceguide.org.uk/wales...e_payment_e/benefits_the_pip_assessment_e.htm.

    But I don't have personal experience. We've received two letters so far from the DWP warning that my daughter will be swapped over from DLA at some point, together with dire warnings that she has to get 8 points (out of 86, I think) to qualify for what used to be middle rate and 12 for what used to be higher rate DLA, and pleas of thinly-disguised desperation NOT to contact the DWP about it, but nothing concrete so far.

    Good luck. I'd be interested to hear how it goes.

    Kate
     
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  3. Indiana91

    Indiana91 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    That's great thank you. I used to get DLA that's why I've had to change.
    Pain in the bum to be honest!!
    Will post how I get on once I've found out.

    Indiana x


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    Elton1reg2 Type 2 · Newbie

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    Hi Indiana did you have your PIP assessment and what happened? I'm looking to apply myself any advice.thanks
     
  5. Indiana91

    Indiana91 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hiya, yes I did have my assessment and unfortunately I wasn't entitled to it.
    Your situation may be different to mine though so it's still worth a try. Good luck!
     
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