The Start of the PIP Exercise!

I knew that today would happen but somehow hoped it would be delayed. The changeover from Disability Living Allowance (DLA) over to the new Personal Independence Payment (PIP) has caught up with me and I now have to apply for the new benefit in order to continue to have my Motability car.

According to the various news forums I watch, PIP decisions are taking up to 6 months to process in some cases. My DLA claim runs out at the end of July so there is only 4 months for mine to be processed.

To continue to have the use of a car I need to score 12 points, the maximum, to get high rate mobility. Reports are suggesting that the majority of claimants for this level are failing to get the benefit but a lot may eventually be given it by the Appeals.

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