PIP assessment : Well it's arrived my letter for a face... - NRAS

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Pulfs
Pulfs
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Well it's arrived my letter for a face to face. It's next Saturday. Going to take my husband in with me for support. Hope I get someone who understands what we have to go through. At the moment I get high mobility with DLA so have a Motobility car. They gave extended my lease till I get the verdict,if it goes against me then bye bye car .😐 wish me luck 🍀

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popsmith1874

Good luck👍xxx

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Pulfs
Pulfs
in reply to popsmith1874

Thanks 🤗

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Ajay575

Hope it goes ok for you .gosh a saturday too.take your time at assessment.mind rules have changed since your dla .high mobility used to be upto 50 metres with dla now reduced to upto 20 metres with pip .people getting low rate with this on switch over . if they ask stick to upto 18 metres you can do.wishing you luck and hope it goes ok.

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Pulfs

Thanks lucky to get a Saturday. I'llread over the photocopy of the form I filled in to refresh myself of what wrote so hopefully it will go well.

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nomoreheels

I've just had my PIP renewal assessment & you'll know the drill having gone through DLA so I'll just say be yourself, tell it how it is, answer as directly as you're questioned, no need to over elaborate. I believe the two are somewhat different, I don't know your circumstances but I hope you're awarded enhanced mobility in order to keep your car. Just keep in mind the descriptor & you shouldn't go far wrong. I'm hoping I've provided enough evidence this time to qualify for standard.

I had my GP yesterday in pleats yesterday telling her about having a blip... the Assessor asked me something & I was saying "I sometimes have" & I couldn't remember the word & went round all the houses trying to find it. The assessor looked at her screen (I guess at my uploaded form) & said "do you mean have cognitive problems?" Talk about fortuitous, I couldn't have planned it!

It's good you're being accompanied by your husband, it helps having the support of someone you live with, understands how it is & knows you better than anyone. If you can do let us know how you think it went. All the best.

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Pulfs
Pulfs
in reply to nomoreheels

Thanks nomoreheels for the advice will let you know how it went.

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Pulfs
Pulfs
in reply to nomoreheels

Nomoreheels the annoying thing about it all is I've been on DLA for 22yrs and things still the same RA not gone away In fact if anything it's got worse with over 10 joint replacement ops and on biological for last 6yrs. So not going to get better am I 😯

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nomoreheels
nomoreheels
in reply to Pulfs

I know what you mean, we're all in the same boat. We all have chronic diseases, it's as if they don't know what chronic means.

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Nsmith13

Yes good luck it's so stressful, I'm 70 nxt and had to go through it lost my car but got everything bk and bk dated after mandatory consideration did not have to have face to face again but the assessor made loads of mistakes on the first one so it's worth having it all copied to look bk on 👍

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Pulfs
Pulfs
in reply to Nsmith13

Thanks.Glad you got it sorted but shouldn'thave to go through all that.

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Jewels94

Good luck xx

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ladydog

Good luck. Got my Tuesday just be glad when it's over with. Taking my form as some times I just go blank. X

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Pulfs
Pulfs
in reply to ladydog

Good luck Tuesday . Yes it's all stressful shouldn't have to be .x

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ladydog
ladydog
in reply to Pulfs

Had pip assessment not sure how it went. Just to wait and see now she said 4 weeks I should hear. Xx

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Pulfs
Pulfs
in reply to ladydog

Relief now it's done with you can relax knowing it's out of your hands now. Fingers crossed you get favourable result . I'll be glad when Saturday is over trying not to stress too much . Xx

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ladydog
ladydog
in reply to Pulfs

It's easier saying than doing trying not to stress x

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Pulfs
Pulfs
in reply to ladydog

Thanks it's not worth making myself ill over it xx

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ladydog
ladydog
in reply to Pulfs

Received my letter tomorrow. Got the higher level living allowance so well pleased. Hope yours is good news xxx

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Pulfs
Pulfs
in reply to ladydog

Thanks. It's the waiting for the post each day that gets to you. On plus side I'm still able to drive my Motobility car which I'd have to return if I lost higher mobility component. X

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ladydog
ladydog
in reply to Pulfs

Hope you get everything if not appeal I was going to we really shouldn't have to go through all this. Good luck x

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Gnarli

All the very best of luck. It's a good idea to take your husband for support.

J

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kt11

Good luck xxx

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YanniBaci

GL! Not familiar with your system, but it sounds like it’s bit of a trial. Hope things go well for you :)

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Pulfs
Pulfs
in reply to YanniBaci

Thankyou. our benefits system changed a while ago and now it seems if you can walk at all ( which we all have to do to get to our cars) you may lose higher mobility component which determines whether you can apply for a Motobility car. Was on disability living allowance which was fairer. Xx

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