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    Yes, you can refuse to do anything that would...

    Yes, you can refuse to do anything that would cause you pain, though it may go against you if you refuse everything. Letting them see your difficulty when you try can be helpful.
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    Evidence from a tribunal 5 years ago won't be...

    Evidence from a tribunal 5 years ago won't be considered as still relevant. The assessment is based on how you are now, not how you were 5 years ago.
  3. It will continue until the decision.

    It will continue until the decision.
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    It may well be beneficial to have CAB or someone...

    It may well be beneficial to have CAB or someone similar help with your appeal as they are used to the whole process. If your tribunal fails you can't take it any higher unless they make what is...
  5. There were definitely lifetime awards in the past...

    There were definitely lifetime awards in the past on DLA, I had one in 1994
  6. I think you will still need to be transferred to...

    I think you will still need to be transferred to PIP.
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    It's similar in a way for me - I need help to get...

    It's similar in a way for me - I need help to get up/down the stairs to the toilet, but they said getting there doesn't count, only actually using the toilet.
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    Yes, it can take anything from a few weeks to a...

    Yes, it can take anything from a few weeks to a few months and you'll still be paid PIP during the review unless it takes so long that your award actually expires.
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    I can't help with the specifics for you, but the...

    I can't help with the specifics for you, but the RNIB have a PIP toolkit on their web site to help you in completing your PIP application:...
  10. I doubt it - plenty of fit healthy people have...

    I doubt it - plenty of fit healthy people have untidy homes and gardens.
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    I've had a review and the forms came 12 months...

    I've had a review and the forms came 12 months before the end of my award. That seems typical.
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    Unfortunately, the qualifying years of NI...

    Unfortunately, the qualifying years of NI contributions relevant for claiming benefit are the last 2 complete tax years. If insufficient contributions were made in those specific years then the...
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    You can do permitted work if it's approved by DWP...

    You can do permitted work if it's approved by DWP but there's a limit on hours nd earnings: up to £131.50 a week and less than 16 hours a week.
  14. Your severe disability premium will stop after...

    Your severe disability premium will stop after four weeks if you are in hospital and you lose your attendance allowance, disability living allowance care component or personal independence payment...
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    Sorry you're having a hard time :( It's PIP and...

    Sorry you're having a hard time :( It's PIP and DLA that can't be applied for post-retirement. ESA ends when you reach State pension age and is replaced by your State pension.
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    Carer's Allowance is seen as income for Universal...

    Carer's Allowance is seen as income for Universal Credit purposes and is deducted from your UC payment. As a carer in receipt of Carer's Allowance, you receive a Carer's Premium with your Universal...
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    I found this on another site (Benefits & Work)...

    I found this on another site (Benefits & Work) regarding deferred pensions:

    "Any deferred pension will likely be classed as Notional Income, in other words you will be classed as receiving it even...
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    If it's Capita they don't have many centres and...

    If it's Capita they don't have many centres and do a lot of home visits, so that may be why (if your local assessment centre is for ESA assessments with Centre for Health and Disability Assessments,...
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    A long wait is neither good nor bad, it's just a...

    A long wait is neither good nor bad, it's just a matter of how big a queue they are dealing with. It could be a few weeks yet.
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    Best of luck - hope they change it without you...

    Best of luck - hope they change it without you having to go to appeal.
  21. PIP reviews are conducted 6-12 months before the...

    PIP reviews are conducted 6-12 months before the end of an existing award to give time to have it completed before the award expires. The new award takes effect on the date the decision is made,...
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    The points haven't changed so this looks like a...

    The points haven't changed so this looks like a difference of opinion on the effects of your condition between this assessor and th eprevious one. Since you had 10 point s last time I would consider...
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    5 years between the first one on transfer from IB...

    5 years between the first one on transfer from IB in 2013 to reassessment 2018. Both times was put in support group without a face-to-face
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    They should read them before your face to face....

    They should read them before your face to face. DWP don't return supporting evidence....hope you sent copies not originals.
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    I think they would argue that ignorance is no...

    I think they would argue that ignorance is no excuse unfortunately.
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