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DLA (dreaded form has arrived)

Hi All,

The above form, expectantly has arrived and busy collating all my evidence to support my renewal as we speak. However, confused as clearly states DLA form and not PIP. Why is that I thought that it had been changed and you would automatically be transferred over?

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Hi,

Mine is/was the same. Apparently not all areas of the UK have transferred to the PIP system. I think when my area does I will have to reapply, will be notified.

Good luck with your application. Put as much evidence down as you can.

X

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The PIP is in such a shambolic state it has been delayed to roll out for some time. Count your lucky stars. I wish you luck with the form; I can't afford to pay for letters from all my GPs and specialists so I have to just hope the DWP bother to actually contact them (not been the case the last two times). I'm in for the long haul and will take to appeal if i have to.

I hope you don't have too much hassle. Be honest even if it is grim, and good luck!

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Hi there,

I had the same experience. Was expecting a PIP form but got a DLA one. As others have said the roll out has been delayed. I was successful in my application so it can work. Just remember to describe all of your symptoms and make sure you describe what you are like when it is a really bad day. I know that a lot of us struggle on through bad days but it doesn't help if you say that you can cope when things are bad. Good luck.

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Hello Ladies,

Can I apply for PIP/DLA if I'm working a full time job? I really worry that things are just getting worse with my condition and I might not be able to do these 12 hour shifts. I'm a mental health nurse and have been struggling with SLE since 2000. Or even longer as I just thought I suffered with growing pains and tired cause of the heat were I was born in Africa.

Can anyone of you give me some information?

Thsnks

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I work full time and I've been getting DLA for many years. GOOD LUCK - and don't give up, even if you don't succeed first time round!

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if your a member of Lupus UK you can access guides to help fill in the form lupusuk.org.uk/living-with-... Pain and fatigue should be taken into account as to wether you can do the "tasks" on the form or not as should if doing the tasks will execerbate your symptoms / make a flare up more likely . This link may also help arthritiscare.org.uk/Living...

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Whenever the government want to cut benefits they change the title of it, this way they will be able to review a person that's been awarded DLA for life. This is my belief.

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I'm very grateful for the information. I will do my research before applying for PIP.

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Make sure when filling out the first stage when it says conditions, you dont just list them...do each one answer what is the condition...what are the symptoms, what medication you take....what are the side effect...and hos that condition effects you...do this even if yu have one or 50 diff conditions...do this breakdown for each one as the likey hood it the person reading the form does not know what each condition is so you have to explain each thing..then when you go onto the main question say for example cooking, say because my lupus sle causes me joint pain and tremors in my hands i can not hold or grip a cup and because of the tremors in my hands and arms i can not safely or reliably do this action and may be a danger to myself( givz a example you have experianced like ( i have scolded my arms before doing so and therefore no longer can do this)..every factor and answer answer truthfully) but always think can you do this taking into account each condition you have...this is what i did and this is how i did the form..i was awarded pip.

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Thank you so much your info has been greatly appreciated.

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