We can keep an eye our for the 2015 renewal and post this infomation as per your suggestion. Not a problem.
Thank you Nicole, your reply is helpful 🙂
I looked at the BCC page that you mention, and I see that it is to be reviewed this year, and I'm sure the 2015 version will have relevance to those whose DLA might be changed to PIP on renewal.
Please can you, or someone in BCC, post on this Secondaries forum when the 2015 version is available? - on this thread, or even better as a separate sticky thread.
I am sorry but we wouldn’t be able to answer any questions in relation to DWP allowances or benefits here on the forum.
I would however like to point you towards our Finance and Practicalities web page where you can find information regarding ‘Special Rules’, DLA, DWP and help which you can receive from your local Citizen Advice bureau. I have provided the link below, I hope that you find it useful. Thank you.
I wonder if BCC can clarify this question for those of you who are in this situation? There are horrific stories of people being called for a walking assessment and deliberately kept waiting long after their appointment time, so the assessors (whose job it is to cave as much money as possible) can see whether the applicant is capable of walking to the loo... degrading, yes this is the UK in 2014 (sorry I don't have a link to post but I have seen it somewhere on the internet, I think a disability forum?)
Hoping that BCC will realise how worried we are.... please BCC, look at this thread again, and respond, even if it is to say thay you cannot help.
Some people have had DLA under Special Rules, but have had a renewal letter that seems to imply they will be changed to PIP (I guess it depends on exact age?) and I know someone whose renewal letter does NOT mention Special Rules!! Anyone have experience of this situation?
Welcome to the forums, you've come to the right place for support as the users of this site have a wealth of experience and knowledge between them.
If you would like to talk to someone in confidence you may like to phone our helpline where you can talk to a member of staff who are there to support you. The free phone number is 0808 800 6000 and the lines are open Monday to Friday 9.00 to 5.00 and Saturday 10.00 to 2.00.
I have also attached a link to the finacial page of the Macmillan site as you may find this helpful.
I have just joined this forum you all appear to be very suppotive.
Could you tell me if i would be entitled to claim PIP, I have breast cancer, I have had surgery and i am starting chemo on thursday then radiotherapy followed by two lots of Tablets 1 for 5years then 1 for 10 year.
i would be greatful for any advise.
Thanks LD and Janette, really helpful!
So it is the mobility part of the payment that goes towards a new car? Great, very clear. Think its about time I traded my old banger in, Or gifted it to my son!
One more thing, It is it an ongoing leasing thing, or does actually it belong to you after a certain period of time? Because the amount they award at the highest rate for both partys seems a lot as a loan cost for a car?
Hey lovely cake lady!!!
I read what you said about motability. Explain a little more to me about this?. My current car is falling apart-I have just been awarded a Blue Disability badge, and a PIP which I , like you, received with very mixed feelings. I dont want to need it or have others judging that I need it because it brings the reality and uncurability of this bloody awful disease home to me.
Having said that, can I use the Motability scheme now I have a blue badge ot get a car? Not sure exactly how it works. I will research this on line too, but quite honestly, sometimes its easier to hear it from someone who knows exactly how it works rather than having to read a load of technical jargon!!
Any thoughts, advice expereicne welcomed!!
Love and hugs
Well, I have received PIP at the enhanced rate but can't seem to feel excited about it; maybe that comes later.
Im self employed as well and am trying to apply.
I have received some contradictory advice - I rang macmillians who seemed to think I was eligible to apply. However the local nurse and oncologist I spoke to about it seemed to think it only applied if one had a diagnosis of six months to live.
I found the mobility questions difficult and confusing to answer right.
LD, congrats on getting it, even though it feels like a mixed blessing.
I've been getting my payment for a few months now and you do have mixed feelings about it to begin with. I got over that and went out and ordered a new Mercedes B class in September, was so excited as never have had a brand new car or one as 'fancy'. Original due date was mid November then 4th December so we arranged for hubbys lease car to go back 1st December. Got an email today advising new del date will be sometime in March, one option they suggested is to take an old model and pay an extra £300!? Can't manage without a car for up to 4 months so hoping Motability can get involved tomorrow and sort something out. Nothing is ever simple is it.