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Well the PIP saga begins

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Phoned up DWP to say I wanted to claim PIP. Didn’t realise they’d ask me so many questions when all I was wanting was the form. I’m slowly working my way thru the advice that the mods have put on the forum about how to claim and it does look helpful. I didn’t know that having my meds in a dosette box and a walking stick are classed as aids. I wouldn’t have thought about putting those in. Should have the form in a couple of weeks
 
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a dosette box gets you 1 point you need 12 i think, aids is complicated because if you can do something with an aid it counts that you can do it, i'd recommend subscribing to the benefits and work web site they give details of the claim precedure
 
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a dosette box gets you 1 point you need 12 i think, aids is complicated because if you can do something with an aid it counts that you can do it, i'd recommend subscribing to the benefits and work web site they give details of the claim precedure
My daughter said something similar to me about it enabling you. It’s a catch 22 system . You need the aids with them you can function . I don’t need a walking stick because of bad knees/ legs I have cerebral ataxia and without a stick I would fall over or look drunk as I tend to stagger.
 
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The first problem has reared it head. Got a letter today saying as I had not responded my money would stop on 17th May. I Phoned them up in a panic saying I’d already informed them and answered some questions over the phone. She was really nice which shocked me after all the bad things I’ve heard. Although it was a different department she managed to get my notes and tell me all was well and if I hadn’t received my letter by 17th to phone back and give her name.
 
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My housemate and friend requested to start PIP (he's currently on DLA and didn't automatically get a changeover form, he requested it) and on the phone they asked him if he has schizophrenia or ever been sectioned or spent time in hospital... I thought about why they asked him those questions and I read it's to do with that they're are some safeguards the DWP have for people who are vulnerable and that if they don't receive the form back they won't stop benefits until they have spoken to the claimant.
 
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Ha ve filled the form in and taken copies. On the last pages I’ve described in summary each of my illnesses and the effect on me. I’m wondering if I should give a copy to my CPN who I’m seeing next week. Because I don’t think she has a clue of what I go thru on a daily basis. Not sure if that’s a good idea, in case she thinks worse of me. Also should I get proof of posting or register it or just put it in the post box
 
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CPN is paid to support you that is their job they are not your friend. so yeah that would most likely be a good thing to do. and most definately record the post
 
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i'd get proof of posting or recorded delivery that way if they lose it, they won't be able to blame you and basjcally claim you've eat the form, i've had them refuse to backdate payments to the date of a form they've lost though they were willing to backdate it to the date they lost a form the cab sent lost 2 weeks money and as i wasn't in receipt of benefits 2 weeks rent
 
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I hope you got it back Rambo. How do they expect you to survive. Yes think I’ll go to the post office today and get proof of posting thanks.
 
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recorded delivery is good, you get a code you can follow on the post office web site with a picture of the signiture of the dwp clark. been able to prove it's been sent is useful when they say they haven't received it and say that as you haven't replied in time they're stopping your benefits
 
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Just spoken to DWP they’ve finally found my letter. Only had to hang on 30 minutes this time. Good job it’s a freephone number. But have been told that it will be at least 17 weeks before I hear from them. Is it normally that long.
 
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Just spoken to DWP they’ve finally found my letter. Only had to hang on 30 minutes this time. Good job it’s a freephone number. But have been told that it will be at least 17 weeks before I hear from them. Is it normally that long.
Blimey! I don't know Daff, but well done for getting through the phone call. :hug:
 
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Just spoken to DWP they’ve finally found my letter. Only had to hang on 30 minutes this time. Good job it’s a freephone number. But have been told that it will be at least 17 weeks before I hear from them. Is it normally that long.
and what are you expected to live on for those 17 weeks
 
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I think I’ll still be getting DLA until they make a decisions. At least I hope so
 
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