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  1. There's a bit of a storm brewing with DWP post handling sites in meltdown but also with PIP Mandys. It may also spread so beware and if you can call the relevant benefit helpline if you have no notification after 10 days. Basics are PIP seam to be operating it doesn't exist until and will only be assigned to the Mandy queue once you telephone the help line. My experience with my 1st PIP Mandy (0 Points after DLA Conversion) - Sent off my PIP mandy request (with proof of posting) 3/10/19 - forgot about it until I read rightsnet so called on the 23/10/19 and although my request had been received a while ago it wasn't until I phoned the PIP helpline number and asked about it was it picked up and allocated to the correct pile to be seen. PIP send out text messages when actions occur and mine arrived when I was still on the phone to them. So my 10 weeks (their estimate for a response) to my mandy response only started from 23/10 and not from when it was received. It had Formal Request for a Mandatory Reconsideration in big bold letters on the top so not exactly ambiguous on what it was either. Have a read of this which confirms my experience this morning. https://www.rightsnet.org.uk/forums/viewthread/15051/ There's also been issues with the post handling sites and also with the HMC&TS online appeal registering service not actually registering your online appeal Post sites here https://www.rightsnet.org.uk/forums/viewthread/15037/ In other news I my PIP Mandy might have just broken a World record as I was awarded SDL PIP in a letter dated the 25/10 Only 8 points and still 0 for Mobility - so I may have to mandy this current decision. Tough call this one as SDL + SDP on my ESA is it worth risking the whole award for an extra £20?
  2. Your post is a bit vague! What type of ESA? Income (IR) or Contribution (CB) Deprivation is about savings (not spending) which only matters for IR ESA and doesn't matter for CB or PIP. You talk about they have spent 12k on drugs.... say for example I drink a bottle of Jim Beam a day for 4 years at £16 a pop that's £24 000 (give or take a ton). What they spend their money on or how much of it is not the issue of the DWP.. Unlike the red tops imho if a disabled person is made happy by spending it on cocaine and hookers then I'm all for it. If it's an addiction issue then since they're seeking help I'd concentrate my efforts on that.
  3. Thank you for joining us! Just one thing the rightsnet forum is closed to posting by all but subscription from a verified WELF organisation verified by said organisation so........ If you were what you say you were you'd know this! Hey ho!
  4. Didn't think about people actually doing it deliberately!............ So we have 1 fraud.... which online advanced ID verification was specifically designed to stop...... Coming in 2 variants; 1, taking advantage of vulnerable and poor people - which is despicable 2, claimants themselves getting a bumper advanced payout - which is moderated for my language Idiots f*** em vulnerable people we need to protect... although I have a seeking suspicion the DWP will add A to B and f*** em over!
  5. Is the 2023 date for this to become law or have I miss read everything?
  6. Yes she can! So the question then becomes should she? Well PIP has 2 levels and we all know points make prizes! Therefore run a few online PIP tests, go through the descriptors with a fine tooth comb and work out what her new point score would be and if it moves her up a level....... and if you have your arguments and evidence to back that up then - nothing ventured nothing gained (see * footnote) If it doesn't then leave well alone! * (foot note) any re-assessment comes with risk of the loss of the whole award and having to wait until you win at appeal. If you have your arguments and evidence to back that up then when it gets heard a appeal (note not mandatory reconsideration - which is a joke at best) ; the DWP have to prove why they reduced an award on top of that argue why the award should not be increased. I've won 3 DLA appeals doing the above and am expecting the same with my current DLA >>> PIP conversion - place doubt then argue your evidence focusing on your evidence and how it fits!
  7. Not a hack "as such" but a social engineering hack..... See here https://www.rightsnet.org.uk/forums/viewthread/14469/ Either way; pre warned....... told that this would happen....... etc.......... Hello
  8. Contact Shelter now https://england.shelter.org.uk Also try and find a local legal advice service https://advicelocal.uk If you had home/contents insurance with legal advice call them. Non of that sounds right or legal so.....
  9. Have a look at this CAB guide as you've not mentioned if you can actually cook, do cook or have somebody (wife/carer) do that stuff for you. https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/benefits/sick-or-disabled-people-and-carers/pip/help-with-your-claim/fill-in-form/3-prepare-and-cook-meal/ Note I'm by no means an expert on this and am currently learning as I go. The point scoring on that question is a. Can prepare and cook a simple meal unaided. 0 points. (so tick No on both questions) b. Needs to use an aid or appliance to be able to either prepare or cook a simple meal. 2 points. c. Cannot cook a simple meal using a conventional cooker but is able to do so using a microwave. 2 points. d. Needs prompting to be able to either prepare or cook a simple meal. 2 points. e. Needs supervision or assistance to either prepare or cook a simple meal. 4 points. f. Cannot prepare and cook food. 8 points. So with the problems you describe; you might use an aid - so Yes/Sometimes to 3a you also might not be able to cook or it's dangerous for you then Yes/Sometimes to 3b You then expand on exactly how, what and why for both/either in 3c You can select Yes/Sometimes to more than one sub question in a group. I'll also be using this https://www.carersinsouthampton.co.uk/advicenow-how-to-win-a-pip-appeal-guide and this https://www.disabilityrightsuk.org/personal-independence-payment-pip
  10. As I can't edit the above........... When I said no above - that's to the can you do it - which means you can tick which ever yes boxes apply for that PIP question.
  11. I'm going through the same process atm. 1st things 1st phone the 0800 number on the PIP form and ask for an extension on when you need to send the PIP form back. You'll be given an extra 14 days on top of the date the original letter etc state no questions asked. Did this yesterday no fuss no bother! Now as for your question........ I can't help you answer that directly as you have to figure that out. With the YES/NO/Sometimes boxes the term you need to understand is "RELIABLY" This a DWP term which means many things but under DLA meant somebody do the same task without my disability v's me. So if you can do something safely and repeatedly. If doing said task means it causes you harm or means you can not do it or any other task for a protracted period of time then you can answer no. Sometimes is a bit of a judgement call Yes is basically it has zero affect on you or you life.
  12. If you are of pension age then lapse your PIP claim ..... you do realise that you now can't make a new disability benefit claim? Existing disability claims pre pension age carry on after pension age. So...... Your call of course but if you had a Indefinite DLA Award then you stand an excellent chance of a PIP award till end of life! When ever that might be! Don't claim then.... well I can't understand it tbf!
  13. Indefinite is what DLA for life awards became when PIP was introduced. Zero reassessment (unless you got caught up in a random quality review) but would end on an indefinite date when transition to PIP happened. I'm sorry you've had issues with the ESA back payment trawl - have tried to find somebody via Advice Local who can help you? Or CAB/council/disability charity/etc https://advicelocal.uk With the PIP if you carry on with the application your DLA will continue until the PIP decision is made...... and you never know you might get lucky. I was a bit worried about it all but it looks and has been quite straight forward so far. My philosophy is Win or lose at least my DLA will continue for a couple of months and allow me to make plans for when it stops. If you don't then your DLA will end basically 4 weeks after the PIP invitation letter arrives. Well it's 8 but payment is suspended after 4 weeks .
  14. I got one of those last month Now got my PIP form....... My B&W PIP test thingy gives me 14 daily & 10 mobility. Going to be tricky at initial assessment, but if it has to be appealed then I've got 9-12 months to get my arguments together so..... mental health - wing and a prayer - https://pipinfo.net I'm actually quite optimistic (in my fight abilities) and the time scales means it's do able if it goes to appeal.
  15. The technical term is they haven't got a Scooby! Although there's a bit of speculation that your final point might be very close to the truth! There has only been one rouge JCP area trying it on before being called out (top down management direction)...... but lack of staff training is rampant and far more likely rather than direct malice. Glad things worked out for you superg
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