1. john51

    john51 Registered User

    Apr 26, 2014
    289
    Male
    Dunstable, Bedfordshire
    A few weeks ago, while out for the day, I had what we now know was another minor stroke. I was taken to hospital near to where it happened, but 60 miles from home. I know it caused enormous problems for my wife.
    Following the event there has been a decline in my abilities, as I had been told might happen if I had further strokes.
    Despite the many negative aspects there is one positive. While in the hospital I was visited by a benefits advisor, amongst others, who was surprised that I hadnrt made a claim for PIP payments. As a result I made a claim, and waited with dread for the face to face meeting, which I was told could be up to 6 weeks away.
    Yetserday I was very surprised to get a letter from DWP telling me that I dont need a face to face assessment, the letters confirming diagnosis, DVLA saying I must no longer drive and from my pension provider telling me that I have been retired on grounds of ill health were adequate evidence. I have been awarded PIP and was told that I would get back payment until the date of my claim, and that this would credit my account tomorrow. In fact it's ther today.
    Many thanks to DWP
     
  2. kingybell

    kingybell Registered User

    Feb 3, 2015
    115
    Glad you've had a positive outcome with the pip.
    I had similar positive experience 2 months ago.
    Finally the benefits people seem to be getting it together.

    Let's do a celebration dance!
     
  3. balloo

    balloo Registered User

    Sep 21, 2013
    227
    northamptonshire
    can I ask what is pip my MIL has VD and has lived with us for 21/2 years. we have just claimed AA high rate and got it and been told can get 25 % of Council Tax so waiting to see o that one .MIL has Personal Pension and some fro her late husband .
     
  4. malc

    malc Registered User

    #4 malc, Jun 10, 2015
    Last edited: Jun 10, 2015
    pip is the new name for dla.have you told the council you are both carers for mil so they don't disallow 25% because of non dependants at the address.
     
  5. JigJog

    JigJog Registered User

    Nov 6, 2013
    237
    This is fantastic John and lovely of you to post such a positive thread. :)
     
  6. kingybell

    kingybell Registered User

    Feb 3, 2015
    115
    Pip is for under 65s. My mil gets a 25% council tax bill now but had to have proof of diagnosis to get it.
     
  7. Spamar

    Spamar Registered User

    Oct 5, 2013
    6,987
    Suffolk
    Sorry, my DLA is going to be PIP, and I'm 66.
     
  8. kingybell

    kingybell Registered User

    Feb 3, 2015
    115
    Oops sorry my misunderstanding. I thought it was to replace the attendance allowance.
     

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