Dla to pip success

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got my decision today enhanced care and enhanced mobility , without having to have a assessment been such a stressful time ,applying to award took eight weeks in all so not has bad has most have to wait for assessments too ,good luck all ! Keep positive .

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    hi Tracy.

    nice to hear everything sorted. seems pretty straightforward which I know is mind bending in itself.

    the things they put you through. i was beginning wonder if I was a fox being chased.

    not my idea of a good learning curve.

    just got one more thing do myself.

    don't suppose you have the phone number of that assessor you had. ??

    didn't think so.

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      Oh Ivan, you do make me smile  biggrin.  I've felt quite low the past few days, so you have cheered me up. x

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    That's brilliant news Tracy, 8 weeks is still a long time, but at least you didnt have to go through the awful face to face.  I'm so pleased for you. x

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    It's not quite been 2 weeks since my face to face and I'm really getting stressed out about it all.  I'm 68 years of age,  was on DLA MRC and HRM for almost 20 years and am dreading the PIP decision.sad

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      I couldn't have coped with that.

      I don't know what you are hoping for but like you with your DLA award and length I was the same and of the same age, yet I could only see 4 points for care only of PIP.

      Maybe the descriptors will match you better than they did for me.

      I have just been reading through the recent posts on Rightsnet. It seems that the solicitors and welfare rights officers are pushing the boundaries beyond what was the intention with walking through pain and now with money & budgeting. Seems that if you can't manage your money and get into debt/take out payday loans it is just as much a disability as is everything else. Not long a ago having false teeth meant that you could get 2 points for them being an aid to eating?

      I can't see the government allowing all of this as it is going down the same road as DLA did.

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      I'm sure the government think we enjoy being ill I would give every penny back just to go back in time and be how I was , my family would love ther mum /wife back no amount of money can ever compensate so why can't they just make our life's a lil bit easier and take the pressure off

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      if you got 2 points for false teeth, does that mean you'd get all your

      various points added up, if you needed say 10 points and you got them, then you got your money. and out of the money you'd pay for your own teeth at dentist? is that how it worked?

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      As you say and I totally agree, no amount of money can change things or take me back to what I was and capable of before.
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      I suppose so but the government have/are clamping down on people gaining PIP awards simply based on totting up the 2 points for all manner of aids.
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      The assessor talked about managing money and asked how much change I would get out of £1 if I spent 75p  I don't have any trouble where that is concerned, but all our banking gets done online and I cannot have anything to do with it.  My hubby keeps trying to persuade me to get involved, but I just get so panicked by the thought of it.  

      I had quite a responsible job with Social Services many years ago with a case load of very intensive elderly people with mental health, Dementia, Alzheimer's etc and overnight our caseloads doubled when we went Unitary.   Unfortunately a very unsupportive management finally pushed me into quite a severe mental breakdown.  From then on, although I am no-longer on any pills or under the physciatrist I cannot face paperwork of any kind, I can never open a letter or deal with any correspondence, I cant even answer a telephone or the door. 

      I did seem to match the descriptors for what I was getting on DLA, but who knows.

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      I did seem to match the descriptors for what I was getting on DLA, but who knows.

      Personally I could only find one descriptor that matched giving me just 4 points from a DLA award of HRM & MRC. 

      Whoever dreamt up these descriptors could not be a disabled person.

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      I do agree with you Les,  I did seem to satisfy some of the descriptors.  I am not able to bathe, dress or undress without help.  I cannot cut up certain foods, because of pain through arthritic hands shoulders,  unable to walk 20 metres, keep falling etc.   However at the end of the day, it appears  to be all down to what the assessor puts in the report.  
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      It certainly does - and I have had years of that experience with 16 face to face assessments in the past 20 years. only two of which were accurate, the other 14 resulted in appeals. 
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