Well, tomorrow morning I go for my f2f to see if I am entitled to PIP, I am very worried. I will let everyone know the outcome to see if it helps anyone else in this ridiculous position. I have been on DLA for 10 years. I am 68 this year and I have now to prove I'm disabled again.
Hey Scottiebronte - I wish you the best of luck, and I think it's disgusting that how we with parkinsons get treated with having to grovel and beg for what I say we are entitled to. Those in the higher archy are making it harder and harder by making us feel intimated and threatened, but we are as good as they are if not better, they obviously have no respect for themselves in how they cause misery in all do.
Will be pleased if you post and let us know how things go - Sheila
recently diagnosed working part time 20 hours husband semi retired works 18 hrs . We have savings would we be entitled to claim any benefits ? Please advise
I would say make an appointment to see where you stand with a local disability advice service (you can find one local to you by searching 'scope' through google) or your local parkinsons support worker/advisor, via searching this site at the top, or call the helpline.
One benefit whether in work or not is called PiP or personal independence payment, i think its tax free and earning/saving arnt taken into account.
more info https://www.gov.uk/pip/overview
There may be other things you could be helped with which an appointment with an advisor can point out and its best to get any forms filled in by them.
Thank you for your response. I have been in touch with Age Concern and they are going to help me with the complicated paperwork . Will,let you know the outcome .
I will let you know the outcome, she said I should hear in about 4 weeks after she sends them her report. I was in the interview for about a hour, she was a nurse, not just an office bod, for which I was grateful, and pleasant. So now we wait, and see if I need to appeal . I'm 68 this year for goodness sake xx
Hi scottiebronte - hope you get a good response, it looks good that the fact you had your assessment with a nurse and not an office waller! Keep up your hopes and all the best, and thanks for letting me know, please keep me informed
Will do thanks for your interest
Well I received the full y enhanced pip yesterday and managed to do a circiuit of the kitchen table in my wheely ,,, oh ,,,I shouldnt have said that big brother and alll thatm im going to lash out and get a ASTON MARTIN VIRAGE mobility car m well your only hear once
That is fantanstic news FED congratulations my friend
Thank you Sheila, after the interogation I felt worried and annoyed that i had to go through all that never mind, apparently its reviewed every 2 years I will be wizzing round the universe with mum and dad by then so i will avoid it and the stupid questions like
1 if you own two pieces of string which one is green
2 if you are going uphill on a bike why dont you turn around its much easier and you will save energy ???????
I thought they would try and wriggle out of it for sure but no and its at the highest rate which is in fact a cut due to the value of the carrot , I have made exuberant polyextensial (USING A PARROT) INVESTIGATIOS INTO THE yolandweyland methood of raising carrots as a yardstick, this allows the Yardstick to be used for other uses such as seeing how wide your yard is and also for stunning more unstable and badly behaved carrots , though I have never used the latter preferring a taser instead.. I hope this gives some insight into the reasons for my highest award.
Best Wishes FED
Im sure they will mate ITS THE PILLS YOU KNOW