Hi, sorry but this has probably been asked before but I cant find the answers.
My wife has been on DLA for the past 20 odd years due to various health problems including Arthritis, in February this year she received a letyter from the DWP telling her she would be remaining on DLA "Indefinitely" despite having a letter for life issued in 1995.
The following Week she received a letter telling her she would have to submit the forms for Pip, and they would be sent out to her shortly, however in March she suffered 4 minor strokes and was rushed into hospital where they had to carryout an operation on her Chorotic? Artery as they discovered a blockage was causing the problem, 2 weeks later she arrived home obviously a lot worse for wear to be greeted to a letter from the DWP saying she had to return the completed forms within 7 days otherwise her DLA would be stopped however, no forms had arrived, we phoned and they did send them and they were returned immediately on April 25th.
A couple of weeks passed then a letter arrived saying they were sending someone for a face to face interview, they accepted the information given at the interview and submitted their report to the DWP in late May, Finally my wife received a letter last week stating they had awarded her 30 points (Much more than she had previously) so she was entitled to the higher rate of Pip Daily Living Allowance and the higher rate of Mobility, they said she would be entitled to it from 17th July and her DLA would be paid until 17th August when they make the first Pip payment paying 4 weeks in arrears,
However, what has got us baffled is this.
Under DLA she was being paid £120 pw plus £440 pm Mobility but under Pip they say it's £86 pw and £52 pw Mobility, so how does this work if she cannot receive DLA as pip replaces it? Because basically they have said she is needing more care now than before but going to get less money to manage on.
Obviously I'm concerned about her getting stressed over this as the doctors have told her Stress could bring on another stroke.
The letter she received from Pip mentions very little about her income just stating the weekly living allowance and mobility rate.
Please can someone shed some light onto this for us?