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Personal Independence Payment. Myths And Fact.

Personal Independence Payment. Myths And Fact.

Personal Independence Payment. Myths and Fact. Personal Independence Payment. Myths and Fact. There are a lot of worried people posting on here, who are dreading being moved from disability living allowance (DLA) to personal independence payment (PIP). Can I offer some advice from experience I've gained with my disability support group and from campaigning when PIP was first consulted on and introduced. Firstly, lets dispel a couple of myths. The DWP do NOT have a 'list' of disabilities which qualify claimants for PIP. The only people likely to be awarded benefit without a face to face medical on account of their condition are those people who are terminally ill, who can apply under special rules. Accordingto DWP this means having 12 months or less to live - even these people must prove they are terminally ill by providing specialist medical evidence, and currently only 45% of claims made under the special rules are allowed because the claimant is judged to have longer to live than the prescribed time. Harsh I know, but it's a fact. With the exception of those people who have two amputated legs (either above or below knee) - who will automatically qualify for the enhanced rate mobility allowance (but NOT the daily living allowance as they will have to be assessed the same as everyone else ) - all other claimants wIll be assessed on the effect their disability or condition has on their day to day lives. It is the effect of the disability, NOT the disability itself that counts. PIP is nothing like DLA. It does not assume a certain level of disability according to the claimant's condition - it is not interested in the disability itself, but instead assesses the impact of the disability or condition on the claimants' ability to carry out a range of activities which would b Continue reading >>

Personal Independence Payment: Is It Fit For Purpose?

Personal Independence Payment: Is It Fit For Purpose?

Personal Independence Payment: is it fit for purpose? Author: Vicky Pearlman, former Senior Policy Researcher Reminder: we cannot give advice or respond to advice requests through our blogs. If you are seeking advice on ESA or PIP, please head to our online advice or visit your local Citizens Advice. Today (8 April 2013), the contentious Personal Independence Payment (PIP) will be rolled out to a handful of areas and will gradually replace Disability Living Allowance (DLA). The Government intends that this new disability benefit will support disabled people to live more independent, active, lives, whether in, or out, of work. People often worry about change but is PIP fit for purpose? From the outset, this reform has had a savings first, support second approach with an upfront commitment to reduce spend on disability benefits by 20 per cent. The Government has now estimated that over 600,000 fewer people will qualify for PIP by May 2018 than would have qualified for DLA. This in fact looks more like a cut of 28 per cent and as a result will strip away the very support that enables many disabled people to be independent and in work. This, and the lack of support for carers, is likely to lead to increased pressure on already over-stretched social care budgets and the NHS. The Government continues to reassure disabled people, disability organisations and representative groups that the change from DLA is needed to better reflect todays understanding of disability so why design PIP using the wrong model of disability? Despite fierce opposition, the principles and assessment of PIP have been developed using the medical model, which defines the problem of disability as the individual, the impairment (or condition) they have, and the things they cant do. In contrast, the more Continue reading >>

Benefits And Allowances For Fibromyalgia Sufferers

Benefits And Allowances For Fibromyalgia Sufferers

Home > Facts > Benefits and Allowances for Fibromyalgia Sufferers Benefits and Allowances for Fibromyalgia Sufferers By: Jack Claridge - Updated: 22 Apr 2018| Those of us who are unwell to the point where we cannot hold down a job or manage by ourselves can apply for help with additional benefits. The most current benefits open to those of us who fit these criteria are Personal Independence Payment (PIP). If youre aged 16 to 64, the amount you can claim depends on how your condition 'affects' you. An assessment will take place through a qualified health professional who will work out the level of help you can get. This will be subject to regular reviews and PIP will soon fully replace Disability Living Allowance (DLA). What is Disability Living Allowance (DLA)? Disability Living Allowance (DLA) is a benefit given to those individuals who cannot work and find it difficult to cope by themselves. This benefit is split into three levels and each level is representative of the nature of your condition. There is a low, middle and high rate of benefit awarded and each rate was awarded depending on the nature and circumstances of the illness. You can keep getting DLA if youre under 16 or you were born on or before 8 April 1948 and have an existing claim. Youll continue getting DLA until the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) invites you to apply for Personal Independence Payment (PIP). What is Personal Independence Payment (PIP)? Personal Independence Payment(PIP)is similar to DLA and is only given to those individuals who qualify. In order to qualify you must complete a medical assessment which is carried out by an independent doctor once your application has been received and processed. This examination will determine whether or not the information you have provided in y Continue reading >>

Disability Living Allowance For Over 16's With Diabetes - Moneysavingexpert.com Forums

Disability Living Allowance For Over 16's With Diabetes - Moneysavingexpert.com Forums

Disability living allowance for over 16's with diabetes Disability living allowance for over 16's with diabetes 9th May 05 at 9:49 AM This is a bit specific, but We have been in receipt of disability living allowance for our daughter who suffers from diabetes. The extar cash is a great help to buy the extra more expensive sugar free foods etc. She will soon be 16 and we have to re-claim. The forms are different as they focus more on her abilities and disabilities rather than the need of parents to care for her, and we are wondering if she is still able to receive it? NO to pasty tax We won!!!! Just shows that people power works! Don't be apathetic to your cause! There are currently no thanks for this post. As long as you fill the forms out yes she should still be entitled to it but with DLA you never know as it can be very hit and miss. What I will say though and I'll probably get told off for it is if you fill the forms out on worse case scenerios. Eg: She has just changed tablets and hasn't got used to them yet so it is affecting her and she is shaky so therefore not is unsafe to use a kettle. That kinda of thing and try and see your gp before hand just to say that you have another form to fill out and will he / she back you up on things, also let them know of any problems that maybe are becoming more frequent like pains in the feet for instances and once you have told gp pt them no the form.That way if the DLA decide to contact the gp they can say what is what. I would advise you to get help filling in the forms with your nearest Citizens Advice Bureau or other welfare benefits help advisors. They are filling these forms in all the time and can advise on how successful your claim might be. I'm a volunteer Board Guide on Techie , Benefits & Employment , Energy, Small Continue reading >>

New Dla Guidelines For Children With Type 1 Diabetes

New Dla Guidelines For Children With Type 1 Diabetes

Today is a victorious day for the Type 1 community. The DWP have finally published the New DLA Guidelines for Children With Type 1 Diabetes. Wondering what this means for you and your child? Let me explain. Children with Type 1 Diabetes are entitled to DLA (Disability Living Allowance) but the awards can be very inconsistent. Many parents have been left disappointed after being told their child was not elibible, particularly after the age of 12. It’s important to know that DLA is not means tested, so it doesn’t matter if you work or not, or how much you earn. Parents have been busy lobbying MP’s to look at the guidelines that the DWP give to their staff that helps them to decide if a child should be entitled to DLA. On the back of this Diabetes UK, Neil Sykes from Families with Diabetes National Network and Dr Fiona Campbell, Clinical Lead for the National Children and Young People’s Diabetes Network have been working with the DWP to update their guidelines. Previous guidelines really didn’t represent the reality of a child living with Type 1 Diabetes. Today the new guidelines have been revealed…..and yes they are much better. Well done to all involved and a massive thank you too. So what is different I hear you ask? Firstly the BIG win surrounds the age at which children are expected to manage Type 1 Diabetes without help. Previously this was 12 for those on MDI and 14 for those using Insulin Pumps. The guidelines have now been updated to say that children up to the age of 16 will need help from parents and carers throughout the day to manage this condition. It’s worth noting at the age of 16 you can no longer apply for DLA and you apply for PIP instead (but that’s a whole other battle). The guidelines also take into account the new NICE Guidelines, the Continue reading >>

Pip Mobility And Motability

Pip Mobility And Motability

News of a Ministerial Statement on PIP and Motability Many people have been obliged to hand back their Motability vehicle following an assessment from DLA (Disability Living Allowance) to PIP (Personal Independence Payment) . Unless they were assessed as eligible for the enhanced rate of PIP mobility, their monthly benefit was no longer adequate to pay for the lease. Some two thirds of PIP assessments that are taken to appeal, are overturned. By that time, of course, the much-needed vehicle is long gone. 20.4.17 Penny Mordaunt, Minister for Disabled People, made a written statement The Motability Scheme plays a vital role in the lives of many disabled people and their families in supporting their mobility through the provision of a car, scooter or powered wheelchair. Motability has no role in determining who should receive Disability Living Allowance or Personal Independence Payment. In September 2013, the charity put in place a transitional support package, which includes up to 2,000 lump sum for those disabled people who are not entitled to the enhanced rate of the mobility component of Personal Independence Payment following reassessment from Disability Living Allowance to Personal Independence Payment in order to help them remain mobile. Over the last few months, DWP and Motability have been working closely together to explore further ways of helping disabled people. A key focus of this work has been how best to support Motability customers who are in the process of any reconsideration or appeal. Today I am able to announce that Motability has kindly offered to enhance their Disability Living Allowance Personal Independence Payment Transitional Support package to allow scheme customers to retain the car for up to eight weeks after their Disability Living Allowance Continue reading >>

Disability Activists Claim Atos And Capita Pip Assessments Ignore Legislation | Uk | News | Express.co.uk

Disability Activists Claim Atos And Capita Pip Assessments Ignore Legislation | Uk | News | Express.co.uk

People are being watched from windows and not assessed properly - leading campaigners say Since the Conservative Government switched from Disability Living Allowance (DLA) to Personal Independence Payment (PIP) in 2013 - thousands of people have been re-assessed - and refused much needed benefits. But these tests, designed by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) - and carried out by private firms - are being now brought into question over the walking element. Assessors for French data firm ATOS, and British business Capita must establish whether the claimant can walk 20m unaided, among other daily tasks, according to DWP rules. But, experts told Express.co.uk they believe assessors are watching disabled people from the window of assessment centres and cynically ticking off the mobility criteria - without the person even knowing, or having the chance to be questioned on it. If such practice is being carried out the assessors are failing to provide the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) with the right information to assess a claim. However, both have argued they are carrying out tests and following rules SET by the DWP. Under the reliability criteria assessors MUST establish whether or not the 20m can be undertaken EVERY DAY and under varying conditions. Instead, at assessment centres informal observations are being carried out which campaigners say cannot possibly meet what is set out in legislation. Vital information which is often unknown - is the claimant must be asked if they can ALWAYS walk the distance required. If they cannot walk it in all conditions, meeting all the criteria it must be considered they can NEVER compete the task. Renowned disability campaigner Baroness Thomas of Winchester faced her own battle with the Department for Work and Pensions ( Continue reading >>

How To Win A Pip Appeal

How To Win A Pip Appeal

Boost your knowledge, confidence and skills How to win a PIP appeal How to win a PIP appeal If you made a claim for Personal Independence Payment (PIP) and you didn't get the award that you think you were entitled to, you don't have to give up. This guide will help you decide if you should challenge the decision. It, and the accompanying tool, will help you ask the DWP to look at their decision again. This is called a 'mandatory reconsideration. If they dont change the decision straight away, this guide shows you how to appeal the decision and win. (You must ask for a reconsideration before you can appeal). This guide is for everybody who thinks the DWP made the wrong decision about their application for PIP. An appeal is when three experts who do not work for the DWP will look at your claim to see if the right decision was made. Appeals can be a little bit stressful and take much longer, but they are much more likely to be successful. This guide will help you. Or, if your illness or disability has got worse since the date of your application and you were refused benefit altogether, you could make a new claim. If you were given some benefit but not as much as you think you should get, you need to ask for your benefit to be reassessed (the proper name for this is a supersession). In March 2017 the DWP changed the rules so that people who find it hard to make journeys because of mental health problems would be entitled to less benefit than people who find it hard for other reasons. In December 2017 the courts said this was unlawful. So now if you have a mental health problem that means you are unable to plan a journey, follow the route of an unfamiliar journey without help, or follow the route of a familiar journey without help, it counts towards your entitlement. We hav Continue reading >>

Type 1 - Pip - Anyone Successful? | Diabetes Forum The Global Diabetes Community

Type 1 - Pip - Anyone Successful? | Diabetes Forum The Global Diabetes Community

Diabetes Forum The Global Diabetes Community Find support, ask questions and share your experiences. Join the community Hi all I've had diabetes type 1 for 48 years and have got proliferative retinopathy. I've had vitrectomy operations on both eyes and one eye had a detached and torn retina. I've applied for PIP but there seems to be a problem with people with diabetes getting it?! I can't see my computer screen to work any more so not faking it...!! Has anyone else been successful in a claim please? Hiya, I was recently successful with my claim for PIP. What you have to do is fill out your form as if you are experiencing your one of your "worst days", or at least this was what I was advised, which gives you more points towards your PIP claim, and do the same in your interview with capita Thank you. The form seems to be a lot of questions about whether I can talk to people etc but not about the fact that I can't see them very well it's nice to hear from someone who was successful x I got it for other issues, go to CAB for help filling forms in, they do it all the time and know how to word the help you need. Question. do you need help to go to toilet"? most people read this as a person helping you go to the toilet but that isn't the way it's worded Help can mean holding on to the back of a chair as you move round, stopping for a rest, holding on to a door frame, this is all helping you get to the toilet, therefore you need help. Lots of people adjust their lifestyle to accommodate a disability, so much that it is their normal and they forget it isn't the normal. However I have bipolar and did claim DLA indefinable award. I had to apply for PIP. I was unsuccessful on 3 occasions that I applied even failed when it went through to the very end. When I have my worst days, I Continue reading >>

Dla/pip/appointee Advice Please

Dla/pip/appointee Advice Please

I am re-posting here hoping to get some replies...... DD turns 16 later in the year and I've been sent the form that will decide the PIP she will get instead of DLA. At present we get lower and middle rate, which amounts to about 320 per month. My question is, has anyone been through this process yet, and has anyone applied to be an appointee? It all looks quite scary. My DD is not good at managing money. The DLA has always gone towards paying for her expensive hobbies and transporting her around etc, but now as she will be 16 the payments will go direct to her, unless I have a good reason as to why they can't. I will have to attend an interview to explain the reasons why she shouldn't have the money. I know it will be reduced using the new PIP, but don't know by how much. I have had to broach the subject with her and she says she wants the money! She says I can put it into a special account if I want for her to have when she turns 18. I've told her we can't afford her hobbies without the money, but she is adamant. I feel in a vulnerable position. I may have to end the hobbies if she insists we pay rather than her PIP. Of course she doesn't fully understand - she has special needs - but I'm told that she would need to have further special needs to not be awarded the money directly. I'm bumping this up as I now have an appointment for a home visit to me and DD. Does anyone have any advice on how to succeed in becoming an appointee??? Please?? I called DWP, number on Internet, someone came out and did a quick form, no questions asked, got me to sign it and that was that., I need to open a new bank account in my name to receive her benefits which I am in the process of doing. I'm at the same point with ds's PIP - he turns 16 in November. I've filled in the form to request Continue reading >>

Have You Had A Successful Pip Appeal? We Need Your Tips

Have You Had A Successful Pip Appeal? We Need Your Tips

I am about to attend assessment next week and expecting to go through an appeal but I've heard alsorts...if people can stand and walk up to 20 metres, unable to move their fingers or control bowel/bladder then they may not need to appeal... It appears that areas with the highest percentage of mental illness were possibly left until last to change from DLA to PIP maybe because of the recent changes (March 16th) which were not even discussed with government so they now eliminate anyone who suffers from mental health! A professional welfare advisory service has described this as 'nasty'. I'm basing information on people's experiences and a reliable source I'm very interested to learn about other people's experiences as I feel extremely sorry for those who are affected before during and after assessments i would answer to your walking ability that you really struggle and you have to take regular rests,Dont say words like i could walk further with a push,stick to 20 mtrs,If you use walking sticks they will ask if they aid youe walking,the answer is no they dont they are used to give you support.I have whats called pinch grip which makes it difficult to hole things,if you have assistance tell them,if not tell them you really struggle to peal things like potatos ,carrots etc.I had problems my self after having prostate cancer and radio therapy and being diabetic. .Radio therapy treatment has an impact for many years.I currently have an ongoing dispute with the DWP.If you have problems with your bowel movements etc tell them that you are not 100% sure that you are clean,hope you understand where Im comimg from with this remark. . Hello, My experience has been similar to others but I may have handled it differently as I have hadmany years through bringing up 2 adopted sons with Continue reading >>

Help And Advice Reguarding Pip

Help And Advice Reguarding Pip

Benefits - help & advice on disability benefits, incapacity benefits, ESA and DLA Welcome to Youreable's forums run by the charity Disabled Living Foundation (DLF) . You will have to register before you can post. We advise you to read our forum policy and complaints policy before using the forums. Read our FAQ , where you can find answers to questions about how the forum works or use the search box to find your way around. Join DLFs Volunteer Panel - share your thoughts and opinions on a range of Disabled Living Foundations (DLF) services We are looking for volunteers to join our Panel to help us test and develop our products. Your feedback will go towards helping us improve the user experience for visitors to our websites. New user registration will be turned off from 5pm Friday 6 April until 9am Monday 9 April. We will be carrying out maintenance work on the forum over the weekend. The forum will be open and members will be able to add new threads and comment to posts. However, new user registration will be unavailable during the times and dates shown above. If you have any queries regarding this you can email us at: [email protected] Im in need of some advice regarding applying for PIP, Im currently in receipt of ESA and also Supported ESA with i believe disability top up. Im a type 1 diabetic and have alot of issues with it, but i use to get DLA up until i was 18 and suddenly was stopped.... I have been turned down around 4-3 years ago, but never appealed it, Is there any diabetics that claim PIP for their life long illness / disability ? If anyone can outline a few things for me id appreciate it, Do you have any complications with your type 1 or any other health problems? Usually if it's only type 1 you can only claim it up to age 16/18 becase your parent Continue reading >>

New Aa Claim Diabetic Type 1 1 Year 11 Months Ago #159127

New Aa Claim Diabetic Type 1 1 Year 11 Months Ago #159127

NEW AA CLAIM DIABETIC TYPE 1 1 year 11 months ago #159014 Well the brown envelope arrived and as we thought rejected, suprise suprise !! My wife is a type 1 diabetic with Hypo Unawareness with needle phobia and cannot finger prick to check her blood sugar levels. They agreed she needs supervision ( in their words ) She cannot be left alone due to Hypo Unawarness because of her quick fall in blood sugars levels which leaves her in a coma if not treated instantly. They had written evidence from the consultant that she has severe attacks at night as well as day and they agree that she needs supervision to manage her medication or monitor her health condition and needs help most of the time (this is their words not mine) The Decision Makers Reasoning for non entitlement is based on the consultation and her written statement. In her statement and my statement as her carer, when she is having a hypo she is not Reliable to manage herself and is a danger to herself and others. She needs guidance / help / support / supervision / conjuling etc and requires me to inject her to save her life. All not taken into consideration. At the consultation she was not having a hypo natually but was normal . Her medical condition was fully explained in full detail andwhat happens when she has an attack and how I help and how offen. She scored zero points on everything! as she is not having a hypo attack all the time and not at the consultation as her blood sugars were normal. When she is well, of course she can dress herself / cook etc etc which will score her zero points all day long. They have not taken into consideration how she is when having hypo attacks she would score max points in everything, she cannot do anything !! Do they not know what happens to a type 1 diabetic in these situati Continue reading >>

Benefits For People With Epilepsy

Benefits For People With Epilepsy

If you have epilepsy, or care for someone with epilepsy, you may be entitled to benefits. On these pages we have information about the benefits that are likely to be most relevant to people with epilepsy and their carers. What benefits you can claim and how much you get depends on your individual circumstances. To find out what benefits you and your family are entitled to, you could use an online benefits checker like Turn2us. Read on for a short summary of each benefit, or click on a benefit name to find out more about it. Access to Work If your epilepsy affects your ability to do your job or means you have to pay work-related costs, Access to Work grants can help pay for practical support. Attendance Allowance A benefit to help with personal care if you have a disability and are 65 or over. Blue Badge scheme Allows you to park close to your destination if you have severe mobility problems. Carers Allowance If you look after someone with epilepsy who has substantial care needs, you may be entitled to Carer’s Allowance. Disability Living Allowance (DLA) A benefit to help with the extra costs of looking after a child who has a disability or health condition. In Northern Ireland DLA can also be claimed by adults. Disabled Facilities Grant If your epilepsy means you need to make changes to your home, you might be able to get a grant from your local council to help. Disabled Facilities Grants are not available in Scotland. Disabled Persons Railcard You may be entitled to a Disabled Persons Railcard to get one third off rail fares in England, Scotland and Wales. Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) A benefit for people who have an illness or disability that makes it difficult or impossible for them to work. Free bus pass If you would be refused a driving licence because Continue reading >>

Here Are Some Conditions That Don't Make You

Here Are Some Conditions That Don't Make You "really Disabled" According To Theresa May's Policy Chief

Here are some conditions that don't make you "really disabled" according to Theresa May's policy chief George Freeman has now expressed "regret" for comments claiming a PIP benefit shake-up would "get money to really disabled people who need it" Get politics updates directly to your inbox Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid Email Theresa May's policy chief dismissed a 3.7bn disability benefits shake-up as "tweaks" to make sure cash goes to the "really disabled". There was outrage when Tory MP George Freeman, who leads the Downing Street policy unit, made the comments to back emergency laws that will stop Personal Independence Payment (PIP) being expanded for 165,000 people. "These tweaks are actually to do with rolling back some bizarre decisions through the tribunals that now mean benefits are given to people who take pills at home, who suffer from anxiety," he claimed. "We want to get the money to the really disabled people who need it." With a Tory backlash and a bid to kill the law mounting, Mr Freeman has now "expressed regret" though not apologised - after this article was published. The apology, which we've updated this article to include (below), said: "I hugely regret if my comment... inadvertently caused any offence." So what are the actual conditions he was talking about? As luck would have it, analysis by none other than the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) tells us. Theresa May is facing pressure over the changes slipped out during a by-election (Image: AFP) The row is about two tribunal judgements which said the government should hand more cash to 165,000 people in certain situations. The DWP has laid down emergency laws to stop those tribunals taking effect, because the new payments would cost 3.7bn by 2022. While drawing up the laws, the D Continue reading >>

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