How long does it take to get a reply about pip?

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I have a lot of medical conditions and last week a lady who helps with money and benefits came to my home and it took two hours to fill out da forms now I've got to wait God knows how long for a reply my money is due Christmas week and I'm terrified it will take longer and that I'll then have to go for a medical even tho the lady said they'll have to send out a doctor as I'm not well enough to go for anymore Medical's I can't deny I'm not sleeping and I'm worried I won't get my pip by Christmas week I'm not eating and hardly drinking I'm in a state of anxiousty I hear people bragging about da benefits they get yet they go clubbing etc but boy are good actors when it comes to them pretending to be ill when there's nothing wrong with them isn't it about time Cameron stopped sending money abroad and look after his own? Or am I missing something!

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    Hi , let's keep the politics away from your claim and it's not up to you to what others are doing with their benefits, but you will get paid for Christmas, as sometimes it take up to 4 or 6  weeks and May be more to get a reply so just relax and don't stress ,and the best thing is not to say anything about anyone as some ppl as disabled not physically,like epilepsy and heart block and so on , we are not here to judge anyone ,you take care angelmate,and all the disabled don't have a good night sleep anyway......
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      Hi nadnad

      I am an ex nurse and I worked for over 26 and a half years then I got sick cancer plus cerebral palsy made worse by three men who kept me prisoner for 4 nights and 5days because of them my cp is a lot worse I also only have one kidney which is failing the reason I blame this goverment is because they make me and many other disabled people go for Medical's and a lady who like myself is very ill has been told she's fit for work! That's why I mention the goverment and it makes me angry that mr Cameron made that big speech about his son Ivan and yes it was tragic but that boy had private medical help 24/7 my sister died at the age of 14yrs but my parents weren't allowed 24hr care they were told they couldn't afford it 6days afterwards my sister died but could have been saved but nope because of Cameron and Duncan smith my sister had a massive heart attack and died that's why I bring politics into it! My sister would be here had it not been for the cutbacks etc

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      Precisley, no one can argue with what youve said hear, its appauling, one rule for the higher in authoritys and those can afford the 24/7 care and one for those who cant and suffer the consenquences. Very sad and and no wonder you feel like you do. 
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      Hi, sorry for your sister , the conservative it's not even worth talking about them ,they are not human , as I said you don't have to worry you will get your Christmas benefit , as you just apply and I'm very positive with all the Heath issues you have I don't see why you are stressing now ,just relax I do feel for everyone in here who just applyed , .i was very stressed myself when I applied but got my award after 8 weeks and had someone from the job centre coming to my house to help with the form . In 2 weeks or 3 you will receive a letter saying we received your application and its matter of time darling , I learned one thing stress on the top of no sleeping no eating no drinking , it's like you are give up to  the tories , stay strong and positive and take it easy ,I can't even move from my bed I have 2 careers one night one a day time but think of something that will take the stress from you and good luck .
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      It's only natural to feel bitter about the way things are, many of us do. You must try and remain calm when going through the PIP system and try not to bring the present govenment into the frame - it will harm your case if you go for an assessment. Keep the thought's in the back of your mind and let that be the drive to get you through

      I've had problems with PIP since July, since transfering over from DLA. It's very stressful and you do get days when you have time to think very deeply about all that's wrong with the system - it can drive you mad.

      It's so sad to hear of people who have worked nearly all of their life and in your case helping others, to go through this awful experience. 

      I look reasonably well and sometimes that can be against you. I have had some terrible things said to me in the past, especially when using my blue badges. I can see that getting worse when others are losing theirs. I feel very reluctant to use them at times and as I said in another thread, we all probabaly know someone who could be swinging it but it's up to the powers that be to catch them out and I believe in Karma

      We all know where you are coming from. I've just been through a tribunal and in all of my contacts with the DWP I refrained from condemning the HP's and the government and just concentrated on my condition. I won my claim!

      The focus is on yourself, forget about others even though is difficult

       

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      Thank you for your reply I am just so stressed at the minute the lady from money and benefits came to me and she was great but I can't help worrying a girl I know has just been told she's fit for work she has a back problem and depression I'm hearing all horror stories about people being turned down just hope your right and that I'll still get my disability in time for Christmas again thank you
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    Hi Angelmate you have my sympathy and i well understand your concerns,, your anxiousness and you annoyance too. i agree with with all you said. I know first hand what goes on, ive seen both sides in my own family! 

    Take care 

    Sue 

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    Hope you get some good news soon.

    I am still on DLa at the moment waiting for the dreaded letter telling me I have to apply for PIP.

    They are still paying me my DLA so keeping quiet!

    Sarah

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      Hi Sarah me to, waiting for the dreaded brown envelope.Like you im keeping quiet!

      After what ive been reading hear and on other forums im already 99% sure i dont stand a chance.

      Anyone born on 1948 or before is being left alone, my hubby was born 14th Jan 1949 so he misses it too by 14 days sad

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      The correct date to be exempt from PIP is - being born on or before the 8th April 1948.

      Being born on the 14th January 1949 makes you almost 10 months over the limit..

      I was born in June 1948 so I just missed it by nearly three months!

      Anyone that is still allowed to claim DLA normally at that age they are very rarely ever assessed again. Those that are under the age limit up to 67 now, will be re-assessed every few years under PIP - and continue till they die as PIP is a fixed term benefit.

      I have just been selected (age 67) to move over to PIP. 

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      Thanks les for that correct update, oh for you to miss is for the sake of three months too.

      I would think common sense is that anyone who was given the original DLA for life is hardly going to be better many years later...we wish!

      So anyone who was born before 8th April 1948 and given DLA will be left alone even if they are actualy improved in their health or not but born after this date and deteroating hard luck!  

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      Well yes, but those that were 65+ on that date do still have an obligation to ask for a re-assessment of their DLA if there is an improvement or deterioration.

      The real questions are - how many would want to go through such a re-assessment and how many would actually keep quiet? 

      I know of two indivduals on DLA who are well over 65, that have found that with increased/improved medication, abatement of their difficulties, they should have contacted the DWP. One cited that they had no intention as they didn't want to lose their Motability car and the other simply said that they don't want to lose the money they get as it pays for their extended winter holiday abroad every year.

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      Yes Les imagine how these ones feel, a difference of could be only five minutes too, born at 0.05 on the 9th April!  
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      Doesnt surprise me at all, they should be going how your illness affects you not how old you are. Some very young working age claiments are suffering so bad too. I  feel for this catergory as well.  Not only are they losing their  DLA and their motobility cars, they are expected to get down job seekers and look for work too. At least we both have our state pensions to survive on.  Also any one that has been using a motobilty car has lost their no claims bonus as all the time they were using these cars the insurance was being paid by the car company. When you lose these cars and have to try and buy one if you can afford it of course  you are then back to high car insurance on top! It just gets worse.!

      And we arnt suppose to moan about the government lol 

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      My mum was born July 1948 so 3 months after the cut off I'm hoping they take the retirement age into consideration my mums had a strike and suffered with depression for years, I'm her carer so not only will she lose out so will I as I recieve carers allowance the only thing that keeps me being able to care for her properly, I had her in tears saying she doesn't want me to leave her the other day but I will have to go back to full time work if this all turns bad, the NHS will just have to start sending a nurse out to look after her which I'm sure will cost a hell of alot more !
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      There is no requirement under pip to take age or sex into consideration. People who are 67 will be assessed just the same as someone that is 17.
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