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Personal Independence Payment Update

I last posted in June 2014 about my experience of Personal Independence Payment (PIP), the replacement for DLA , so I am well overdue to update you on my experience. My last post got me to the stage of the process of having completed the anxiety inducing medical assessment on the 22nd May 2014

So I received a letter from the DWP dated the 10th June, which helpfully told me that they now had all the information they needed and would be in touch again soon.

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Personal Independence Payment (PIP)

I thought I would share my experience so far of Personal Independence Payment (PIP).

I have been receiving Disabled Living Allowance (DLA) for the past two years and renewal was due in May 2014. So in January I received a letter from the DWP asking if I wanted to claim and switch to PIP the replacement for DLA as my current DLA was due to expire.

So I telephoned the DWP and confirmed I wished to apply for PIP and they subsequently sent me a claim form for completion. The lady on the phone indicated that I would be asked to do a medical assessment within about 4 to 5 weeks after they received the submitted claim form.

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Disability Benefits

£135 warm home electricity bill discount

If you are on certain benefits including ESA income based on the 20th July 2013, you can qualify for a £135 discount on your electricity bill for the winter of 2013/2014. Government Warm Home Discount Scheme website link is here. You have to make an application direct to your supplier. Find out more at your energy suppliers website

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Anxiety and Benefits

Hi, money is getting tight for us as well as many many other households.

I must admit I am a keen fan of Lidl’s and my distrust and hate of Tesco’s grows every day, but lets not go there today.

The main purpose of this blog is that I wanted to check my own benefits entitlement as we have had a few changes.

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Disability Benefits

Debt Advice for Anxiety Sufferers

Martin Lewis (Money Savings Expert) & Mind have released their 2013 Guide to Mental Health and Debt. Well worth a read if you are struggling.

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Question about Benefits for those who are Mentally ill

My Anxiety was asked: ‘My friends have a middle aged son with mental health illnesses who can no longer work, what financial help & support is available for him? He is struggling more and we are getting older and are worried about him now and when we are gone’

The first step is for him to acknowledge that he is ill and go to his GP for help.

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