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    • kah22
    • By kah22 17th Feb 18, 9:40 AM
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    PIP in Northern Ireland
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    • 17th Feb 18, 9:40 AM
    PIP in Northern Ireland 17th Feb 18 at 9:40 AM
    Hi, I helped a friend fill in her DLA to PIP Form a number of weeks back. We pushed hard and got a paper based assessment.

    Anyway Iím wondering how long she should have to wait to get a decision. The DfC said 6-8 weeks, while information Iíve been reading online suggests 4-6 weeks, admittedly thatís across the water

    I know that claimants here in the North are getting hammered at these assessments, see the Spotlight review sometime back

    Can anyone say what the figures are like for those receiving paper based assessments and if Capitaís financial problems has had any affect on the assessments

    Kevin
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    • 50Twuncle
    • By 50Twuncle 27th Apr 18, 3:02 PM
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    I have recently moved over from DLA to PIP. I received a notification letter between Xmas and New Year, I rang, answered some basic questions and was sent the detailed questionnaire. A week or so after returning it, I received a letter informing me about an assessor visiting me at home at the end of January.

    Six weeks later I received a letter informing me I had been awarded enhanced level for both mobility and careers allowance. The careers allowance was a level higher than DLA.
    Originally posted by Mossfinn
    CARERS allowance is fixed at £62.70 in NI (£62.10 for rest of UK) for PIP
    EXACTLY the same as for someone claiming DLA
    And I assume that you meant - your carer received it rather than you
    • Sugarmummy
    • By Sugarmummy 27th Apr 18, 11:03 PM
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    Think he means the care element of PIP, not carers allowance
    • Cherryscone
    • By Cherryscone 27th Apr 18, 11:12 PM
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    Six weeks later I received a letter informing me I had been awarded enhanced level for both mobility and careers allowance. The careers allowance was a level higher than DLA.


    All in all, the process was professional and smooth and I don!!!8217;t think people should be unnecessarily worried
    Originally posted by Mossfinn
    I take It you mean Enhanced Care and Mobillty ?
    How Long was your Award for ?
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    • Mossfinn
    • By Mossfinn 30th Apr 18, 1:56 PM
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    Really? I wasnít aware people had to travel. I donít know of anyone else who underwent the transfer to PIP so only have my own experience to refer to. Like most people, I was pretty stressed out by the whole concept since it was announced. When I got the letter I was very worried having read of so many peoples awful experiences.

    The only reason for my post was to show that it is not automatically negative.
    • kah22
    • By kah22 15th May 18, 12:28 AM
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    An update. We posted back our MR and got a phone call this morning reminding us that time was running out but we advised him it had been sent by next day delivery the operative reckoned it just hadnít been uploaded, said heíd get back to us next Monday

    Iím not expecting any change at MR stage so Iíve got my friend to agree to go to Tribunal in the hope they make an offer before we get there.

    I donít expect to get anything for mobility but Iíve written the MR so when they start this big review Iíve set out a case
    For reasons other than psychological distress cannot follow the route of a familiar journey without another person, an assistance dog or an orientation aid. 12 points
    Probably wonít succeed but might get lower rate mobility on the back of it
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    • kah22
    • By kah22 15th May 18, 12:36 AM
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    As an addition to the above be careful what you say on the phone they seem to record all calls. My friend got a CD of telephone calls made and received

    Can!!!8217;t stress it to much ALWAYS ask for a SAR and if it is a FtF you!!!8217;re getting do it as soon as you F2F is over as it can take up to 40 days to arrive
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    • Cherryscone
    • By Cherryscone 18th May 18, 2:00 PM
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    what does sar mean and the 8217? I know F2F is Face to Face
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    • kah22
    • By kah22 19th May 18, 1:00 AM
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    what does sar mean and the 8217? I know F2F is Face to Face
    Originally posted by Cherryscone
    SAR = SUBJECT. ACCESS. REQUEST. With regards to a claim for PIPhere in NI, it is a request sent to the Department for Communities requesting them to hand over ALL information they hold on you in relation to your claim. This information is absolutely essential if you are planning a MR (mandatoryreconsideration and potentially onto a Tribunal. They DfC are legally obliged to provide such information within 40 days, they can withhold information if it could be dangerous to you. The other bit is gobble-gook, code thrown up by iPad

    Below is a copy of the one I sent

    Subject Access Request - Request for personal information

    Name: Your Name
    Previous name(s) (if applicable

    Date of birth: ;
    National Insurance number: ;
    Full address (including postcode):
    12 AnyStreet
    Any Town
    Post Code

    Information required:

    ē copy of the original DLA claim
    ē copy of the inter-department correspondence passing the case from DLA over to PIP
    ē copy of PIP2 questionnaire including all attachments and the Special Delivery bar code label
    ē copy Capita file note determining that the case was to be handled via paper based assessment
    ē copy of the Capita PA3 assessment report!
    ē complete copy of the PIP 7001 award letter
    ē anything/all they hold regards your DLA/PIP claim
    Computer records
    Clerical records
    Copy of telephone notes and taped conversation between the Health Professional and/or the Decision Maker with my consultant and any other telephone conversations held by DfC

    A paper request is to follow. Please acknowledge receipt.

    I asked for a PA3 Assessment Report because mine was paper based, if it were a f2f then you ask for a P4


    Signed Your Name
    Date
    The advice Iíve been given is that once your f2f is over request the SAR, you need to have that information at hand if drawing up a request for a MR and from youíve received notification you only have 30 days to return the request

    Kevin
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    • Cherryscone
    • By Cherryscone 20th May 18, 7:06 AM
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    In Northern Ireland they refuse to send you your Info Until your decision has been made different On the mainland which Is wrong
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