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DLA and PIP

Disability Living Allowance and Personal Independent Payment are disability benefits in the United Kingdom. DLA is slowly being replaced by PIP. This category is created to talk about the benefits and the issues with PIP

PIP: Preparation

So, lately I have spoken a lot about the disability benefit, Personal Independence Plan (PIP) and it was suggested by my dad that I write a post on what the assessor is looking for. So if you have recently got a letter asking you to attend a PIP assessment, I have some insight in what to expect and how to treat the assessment. Now, the first thing you need to […]

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Applying for PIP: Our experience – part 1.

Originally posted on The Realm Of Silveryew:
Husband was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome in August 2015. After receiving the confirmation, we knew this could help us as having the diagnosis confirmation would mean he could get more support such as through Remploy or through seeing a Disability Work Adviser at the *shudder* Jobcentre *shudder*. However it was not until this year that we were made aware by a family member…

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P.I.P: A Step Back and Force of Arms

Previously I wrote about my Personal Independent Payment (P.I.P) Interegation and my own results with the PIP process.  I saw a piece of news on my friend’s facebook wall about a change in P.I.P which will be good news to many people who have a lifetime condition that is severe or is likely to get worse over time such as Multiple Sclerosis—particularly if you are somehow successful in this awful, awful […]

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PIP Interigation

On Tuesday, I went to an assessment centre for PIP (Personal Independent Payment). Some of you who have been following me for quite awhile now will know I have Cerebral Palsy and Anxiety. Cerebral Palsy is a neurological condition that does NOT change but the symptoms can worsen as I age. It also increases my chances of developing other age-related disabilities such as arthritis, hearing loss, loss of vision and […]

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Care Component – What does it mean?

A picture of two hands supporting another hand.

This is the second of two posts about U.K disability benefits DLA (Disability Living Allowance) and PIP (Personal Independent Plan). It is an article explaining what the Care part of the benefit is, the changes with PIP and what the benefit means to me. Read the first post on mobility here. The Care Component (Daily Living Component) The care component is supposed to help someone who have their independence limited. […]

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Mobility – what does it mean?

This is the first of two posts about U.K disability benefits DLA (Disability Living Allowance) and PIP (Personal Independent Plan). It is an article explaining what mobility is, the changes with PIP and what the benefit means to me. So what are DLA and PIP? They are very similar benefits, except PIP is harder to get, especially if you have a hidden disability such as Autism, Mental Health issues or […]

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