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    PIP - Both Physical and mental disability's ?

    Hello again,

    My status:

    Full time Carer of my husband aged 62. My husband is a long term DLA claimant of some 26 years. Crippled with Spinal Stenosis and Bi Lateral Hip Arthritis,& just recently diagnosed with a progressive type of Alzheimer's decease of which there is no known cure and the outlook is at best very bleak.

    Brief History:

    In 1990 My husband was awarded a DLA 'Life' award which was later changed to Indefinite',he gets the HRM and MRC and is expecting to transfer to PIP this coming a October. Hubby was recently awarded a second ESA support group award,without any face to face or WCA. His current award is for 3 years which I believe may well be the maximum award.

    Im current beginning the process of trying to start some PIP paperwork explaining the difficulties my husband faces in his never ending battle with both a Physical disability,and now a more demanding Mental issue in the form of Alzheimer's disease,both of which severely restrict his way of life and standard of living.

    Having really the PIP format and guidelines,and with the help of this board,I have hit a brick wall as to how to fully implement my husbands illness and Disability in almost all of the descriptors. This partly due to the Alzheimer's which,as some of you may or may not already know,include sever memory loss,confusion & communication issues,let alone th physical side of thing which alone as hard enough for him to overcome.

    Whilst I appreciate open advice is probably forbidden,is it possible for someone to at least point me in the right direction when it comes to incorporating hubby's illness and obvious disability please based on what your reading,or would that be too much to expect give the complexity of PIP ?

    Yours in good faith


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    Thanks for reading my post everyone.

    In the meantime I will keep reading the information at hand whenever I have the time,and try and gleam as much information as possible.

    Keep up the great work.


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    Last edited by Oxycontin; 19-01-15 at 16:40.

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    : PIP success story and some reflections
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    Many thanks sea queen

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oxycontin View Post
    Many thanks sea queen

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    Sorry the link didn't work - did you find it at the top of the benefits page?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sea queen View Post
    Sorry the link didn't work - did you find it at the top of the benefits page?

    Hi,

    Not 100% sure. Could you send another link perhaps ?

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    Why not contact an adviser like AGE UK, who's adviser's are very well trained and specialise in advising people over 50. They can probably organise to visit you provide you with a full benefit check and help you with all the paperwork.

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    Quote Originally Posted by atmywitsend View Post

    That is just what we are looking for thank you.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jard View Post
    Why not contact an adviser like AGE UK, who's adviser's are very well trained and specialise in advising people over 50. They can probably organise to visit you provide you with a full benefit check and help you with all the paperwork.

    Hi Jard,

    Age concern have helped us in the past,more recently with Hubby's pension credit application.


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