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Re: DWP et al
« Reply #120 on: June 19, 2018, 20:16:33 PM »
Mine's gonna stop and they've sent me a PPI form with more pages than the encyclopaedia galactica...
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Re: DWP et al
« Reply #121 on: June 20, 2018, 09:42:59 AM »
Best of luck, be prepared to take it all the way to Tribunal.

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« Reply #122 on: June 20, 2018, 14:07:53 PM »
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« Reply #123 on: June 20, 2018, 17:39:39 PM »
They recently announced that people with lifelong conditions that can only get worse will only get a "light touch" assessment every 10 years (check bank details, etc.). But how long will this take to get in place?

They still have a huge backlog of mental health cases where they have to give extra points, and possibly extra money.

Tribunals are kicking out more and more 10 year periods to claimants, but the DWP have been using all sorts of tactics to get around these decisions, including watching for things on social media which could prove you have improved, or were in fact lying about conditions.

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Re: DWP et al
« Reply #124 on: June 20, 2018, 19:28:52 PM »
That's news to us. Chris is lifelong and will definitely get worse. His pip is for four years. 
It is a minefield.
Brother in law was carer for his sick wife for ten years. She died just before Christmas last year. He has stents for a bad heart and is in a bad place emotionally as his wife suffered horribly with cancer. He has just passed his back to work assesment and must look for a job.
My nephews wife suffers from epilepsy. She has major seizures that prevent her from functioning when they happen. Seems she was on lifelong disability and her husband was her carer. So she had to go to Manchester for an assessment and told them that she went on the train. That she had washed and dressed herself and planned the journey with no problems.  That this day was a good day......She was denied pip and he was no longer her carer. Just like that. She appealled but no joy. Simply because the points system makes it very difficult for anyone to score high.



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Re: DWP et al
« Reply #125 on: June 21, 2018, 09:08:11 AM »
https://www.gov.uk/government/news/government-to-end-unnecessary-pip-reviews-for-people-with-most-severe-health-conditions

But as with PIP "targetting those most in need" it depends on what they consider "severe health conditions".