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Hello everyone, I'm new here but have a question. I had my assessment on Monday which lasted less than 10 minutes. Just a few questions asked about my mobility. I had said in the PIP review forms that it's got worse. I currently claim standard in both parts. Well Wednesday i got a text saying the have all the info they need. Yes afternoon i got a phone call from the DM telling me that the AP has stated in her report that your mobility has got considerably worse. I said yes it has. He asked when did it become worse. I said about 9 months ago. I didn't bother reporting this because i knew my review wasn't far off. He said ok thank you for the info. You'll recieve a letter with a decision in about 7 days. Today i rang DWP and was told a decision has been made and letter has been sent out but they couldn't tell me what the decision was because it wasn't on the computer rolleyes is this normal? Does it usually take a while for their systems to update with all the info on. Sorry to ask this but with the weekend now here, i'm nervous and anxious. Thanks for any replies.

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    Hello Denise,

    the same thing happened to me.  I rang them on a Friday and they told me that a decision had been made, but it wasn't showing on the computer.  I was told to ring again on the Monday PM and they were able to tell me then.  It's a nightmare having to wait over the weekend and I feel for you. I hope you get a good outcome, let us know how it goes. x

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      Thank you for your reply. That's help eased my mind a little. I hate it when they do this to us. I actually rang twice 2 hours apart hoping they could tell me lol. Looks like it's going to be a long weekend. I know post can take 5-7 days from them rolleyes I hate waiting. Thanks again. x

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      I was same, rang on Friday and they knew decision had been made but couldn't give me an answer because they are using 2 different systems and they have to wait for them to be updated, I was also told a letter had been sent so waited till the following Wednesday and then rang again, I got my answer then and letter came on the Thursday.

      Not long now and I'm sure will be the answer you need

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    Hi denise.                                                                                                                      Hope you get a good result, so you don"t have to go down the line of MR. You say they asked you how long back your condition took a turn for worse. It sounds like they have taken what you said as a start date. Would like to say ,in my situation, reporting a change for worse, i had to go to appeal. I got what i asked for, via tribunal. But was not given the extra benefit, back dated, from the day i rang them, to inform them and no one has asked me from when back did things change. So i think you got 5 star treatment there. Magic.

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      Thank you for replying. I'm sorry you had to go through the tribunal to get what you wanted. My assessment seemed very possitive from the moment she called my name. I must admit i got a little worried yesterday when i got a call from the DM. When i thought about it afterwards, it seemed really possitive. Especially when he told me what the AP had written. Sadly benefit isn't backdated if you're already claiming PIP (if you get a higher award) I'm just keeping my fingers crossed that i get the award i want. I'll be ringing them again on Monday to see if they can tell me. I did ask for a capy of the report on Wednesday but i think i'll get the decision letter before that. Never expected it to be this quick. Here's to a long weekend rolleyes Thank you again.

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      Hi denise15811.   Yes my extra award should have been back dated to the date i notified them. I have only ever been on PIP. first claim i got mobility standard, then a change, then the DL added on. It"s the DL that was not back dated far enough. It"s 4 weeks now i queried it, but no call back yet. good luck.

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      I didn't get any back dated and went from low rate DLA to high rate on pip for both, and want get paid till 29th November for pip and just had last DLA payment, less than normal

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      There's no back pay when transfering from DLA to PIP because you were claiming DLA before. You can't claim 2 disability benefits at once.

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      No I realise you can't claim both but surely once its been granted it should move from DLA to pip, mine was granted and still paying me DLA and pip starts 29th November claimed pip 12 weeks ago, I thought pip started day of claim or from date last DLA paid.

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      when was your last DLA payment. Doesn't really matter about how many payments you've had since you filled out your PIP forms.

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      I had one the day I had assessment, and then one 4 weeks later and just received another, I'm not bothered just thought it a bit strange to get 2 after assessment.

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    Thank you all for your replies. I have rang DWP this morning. I've been awarded standard care and enhanced mobility untill 2020. I really couldn't be happier. Now i just have to wait for the award in the post to order my new car :D thanks gain everyone.

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      That is brilliant news Denise, I'm really pleased for you.  Enjoy ordering your new car. x

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      That's great news, have you decided which one you fancy and is best for you, I had the Volvo, its great because I can actually get in and out without too much help cause it has a brilliant electric seat and is auto,

      You can chill now

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      Thank you. Yes i have. Fiat 500L it's the MPV version of the small fiat 500. Will choose the auto version also. It's higher so easier for me to get in and out. Offers great MPG too. Got a test drive booked for Friday :D It's my first motability car so hopefully it won't take too long to order it.

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      Mines my first also, not a great way to get a car though, but never mind we have no choice, mine was here in 2 weeks, very fast
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      I was lucky that the one that was suitable for me was in Sweden waiting to be called off, so already built, if you choose on that's ready its quicker, I can't tell you how its changed my life, it makes me feel like life is worth living, bit melodramatic I know but being unable to walk unaided was like the end of the world, I'm so glad your decision was in your favor, let us know first place you go

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      Totally agree with you Alexandria!

      I have just found out today that we are able to pick my Mum's car up next Tuesday - we have decided on a kadja dynamic nav, a lot bigger than what we are used to but it's so Mum can easily get in and out and can hold the wheelchair.

      My Mum unfortunately has never driven (she wouldn't be able to do so now anyway, her perception and coordination is a bit squiffy) so I'm the named driver, and I can honestly say it's going to give both of us a new lease of life! I suffer from a chronic back problem so pushing Mum in the wheelchair can be hard at the best of times, she finds it impossible to travel on a bus and we cant afford taxi's everywhere, so with the car I will be able to take her wherever she likes. Shopping, the beach and most importantly for us, we will be able to access carer groups and stroke support groups to get help and people to relate with smile

      It will be easier for her anxiety for us to go to hospital and doctors appointments, and for her to start enjoying where we live again! It's wonderful to see her so happy and excited for this car that will nourish her life so much more than it has been of late. It's not the best way to get a car, it's a rubbish situation we have been put in to be able to be elegible for a car, but we are so grateful to be given these opportunities in our situation.

      I hope you are enjoying your new car!! I know we can't wait! X

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      I'm so glad this has enhanced your mums joy for life, strokes are an awful thing, they not only rob the afflicted person of there life but they are so hard on that persons loved ones, it was like losing a father a friend and a mechanic (that was his career and we spent many happy hours under the bonnet of my old bangers) when my dad had them, he is no longer with us sadly, but he was also a changed man, tempers like you couldn't believe because he was a very placid happy stoic man before the strokes.

      He lost his licence so my mum who was agrophobic lost her life as well because she never left the house again.

      Its very hard on the carers so you get out there and enjoy the scenery

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