In August this year,I decided after Two years on DLA(lower rate,care component)to re-apply due to an added diagnosis and worsening of PD.
When I phoned them in August I was told that any decision would be made under the old DLA criteria.The change to PIP only happening in a year or so's time in my case.I have had correspondence since to say my claim is still being dealt with.
I live in hope,as I know of somebody who applied under similar circumstances a few weeks after myself who has been turned down.At least mine is still being considered.
My understanding is that apart from a small number of designated test areas for early introduction of PIP,those on long term DLA before a certain date,will not be reassessed for PIP for another year or so.It is also common knowledge that a right"pigs ear"has been made of the early test area stage introduction.Leaving the DWP with a mess to sort out,with a resulting huge backlog.
Will I be back on here bemoaning my lot soon,probably.I have little faith in it all.