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    DLA is ending, PIP letter received.

    My last DLA award was for 5 years and I've been expecting the dreaded brown envelope and it's finally arrived. It's a letter telling me my DLA is ending and I have to ring them by 14 March if I want to continue and make a claim for PIP.

    I will probably have a load of questions to ask but for now could someone please tell me what the telephone call involves as I hate talking to people on the phone. Is it just to gather basic information before sending out the claim form or will there be any probing questions into my personal/medical stuff and how my condition affects me? My main problems relate to mental health and I would prefer this to be explained properly on paper rather than get tongue tied and say the wrong things over the telephone. Thanks.

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    Its just basic questions.

    What you’ll be asked for

    When you make a claim you’ll be asked for information like:
    contact details and date of birth
    National Insurance number
    bank or building society details
    doctor’s or health worker’s name
    details of any time you’ve spent abroad, or in a care home or hospital

    from gov.uk

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    Thank you, that's not too bad then.
    Is there any advantage to ringing now or will I get the same amount of time to complete the forms if I wait until nearer the deadline of 14 March before ringing. Was thinking of leaving it a while to give me time to get my head straight and dig out any paperwork/medical evidence that may help.

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    You'll still get the same amount of time to complete the form. They give you one month from the date they send the form to you.

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