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    The DWP has your 'Prognosis Date' on computer. ...

    The DWP has your 'Prognosis Date' on computer.

    The computer automatically alerts your jobcentre coach to send a referral to the assessors a couple of months before that date. (I think it's 2...
  2. AgeUK will help you, you don't have to be a...

    AgeUK will help you, you don't have to be a pensioner, just 'older' (whatever 'older' actually means). It's AgeUK, not PensionersUK.

    TBH I don't think they'd turn away 'younger' people either, but...
  3. I think I'd still throw the Equality Act 2010 at...

    I think I'd still throw the Equality Act 2010 at them, as well as anything new that you get from your Consultant/GP.

    And if the GP is writing/faxing something ask that reference to the EA is...
  4. It should have no effect on PIP. The...

    It should have no effect on PIP. The questions/descriptors are similar but are assessed very differently.
    ESA is only concerned with working; PIP is concerned with your daily life in general.

    TBH...
  5. The only trigger for migration to UC is if you...

    The only trigger for migration to UC is if you have to make a brand new claim for an Income Related benefit.

    This is usually if you move house to a different area and make a claim for help with...
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    That's the question. Your mum would seem to...

    That's the question.

    Your mum would seem to not count as living whith her, because she gets AA.
    I'm not sure about yourself.

    Noisynoodle might have a better take on it.

    Or just let the DWP...
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    The Severe Disability Premium can be paid as...

    The Severe Disability Premium can be paid as extra with an Income Related benefit if you also have DLA/PIP Daily Living award.

    There are certain conditions for getting it.
    DLA Lower Rate DL...
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    You can't actually be made to apply for jobs if...

    You can't actually be made to apply for jobs if you are in ESA WRAG or UC-LCW.

    You can be given 'Work Related Activities' which includes things like writing a CV (or more than one, there are...
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    If your initial claim for ESA or UC was made...

    If your initial claim for ESA or UC was made before 4th April 2017 you get an extra payment for having ESA WRAG or UC-LCW.

    Then they changed the law to abolish that extra payment, so-

    If your...
  10. While I don't believe that it's stated anywhere...

    While I don't believe that it's stated anywhere in law they do usually insist on seeing medical evidence that you can't attend.

    However don't despair - there is another, usually successful, route...
  11. There can be confusion between Sheltered Housing,...

    There can be confusion between Sheltered Housing, Supported Housing, Residential Care, etc.

    Mainly because people just call all these schemes "Care Homes" without further differentiating between...
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    OOPs, I'd missed that they were overlapping...

    OOPs, I'd missed that they were overlapping benefits.

    In this particular case then it probably wouldn't be worth claiming CA to get the underlying entitlement either.
    Because your partner is...
  13. Interesting question. You can have a...

    Interesting question.

    You can have a Motability car in Residential Care, as long as you are still getting DLA/PIP Mobility....
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    Hi Rasy, nice to see you again.

    Hi Rasy, nice to see you again.
  15. Again I'm not trying to be argumentatitive here....

    Again I'm not trying to be argumentatitive here.

    I'm just trying to point out, (from my years of experience doing this and seeing others go through it), that what you are currently concentrating...
  16. I'm sorry but you are totally missing the point...

    I'm sorry but you are totally missing the point of what you should be concentrating on for MR (and appeal).

    You are not the first, and you won't be the last, to get sidetracked in this manner,...
  17. The PIP questionnaire, and any attached sheets...

    The PIP questionnaire, and any attached sheets that each question directly refers to, ie. a continuation of the answer to that specific question, is a part of the assessment on the day.

    A...
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    Although it's slightly different in that it's...

    Although it's slightly different in that it's about 2 monthly wages in a UC period, rather than 5 weekly wages, this recent High Court ruling is of relevance here....
  19. You seem to be misunderstanding the process here....

    You seem to be misunderstanding the process here.

    It is not for the assessor to take your submission, or any other supplied evidence, into account.

    The assessor is merely carrying out an...
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    £126.11 is the UC-LCW rate, only payable if your...

    £126.11 is the UC-LCW rate, only payable if your initial claim (UC, or ESA if migrating to UC) was made before 4th April 2017.
    £336.20 is the UC-LCWRA rate.

    I need to think about your PIP DL, and...
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    Sorry I hadn't noticed, but you did say your...

    Sorry I hadn't noticed, but you did say your partner has a full time job. Therefore no IR ESA will be payable.

    If you don't get any IR ESA then there is nothing for CA to be deducted from, but of...
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    Carers Allowance will be deducted £ for £ from...

    Carers Allowance will be deducted £ for £ from any Income Related ESA, but then you will get a Carer Premium of £36.85 added to IR ESA, so overall you are better off.

    The problem could be at your...
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    Yes, the calculators will take CA into account as...

    Yes, the calculators will take CA into account as a deduction if you tell them about it.
    There is also a Carer Element in UC but I think only one CE can be paid on a couples claim.

    Similarly,...
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    Good to hear yet another good award barbiejane. ...

    Good to hear yet another good award barbiejane.

    It always amazes me somewhat when people say they don't want to return the form because they are sure that they don't qualify.

    Remember that the...
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    As explained above because this was a new claim...

    As explained above because this was a new claim made after 4th April 2017 then you are not entitled to extra money for LCW.
    (Extra would be payable with LCWRA but you don't have that).

    With...
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