Superstottie wrote:What they might be meaning is that DLA is being scrapped and we will all get moved over to PIP, by 2016, so in reality we will all be reviewed by 2016, but then the decision maker hasn't looked at it that way, and maybe doesn't see the fact that we will all be reassessed to change from DLA to PIP as being reviewed? In my experience you get different 'facts' every time you speak to someone different at any benefits office - none of them seem to actually know everything so make it up!
Sounds familiar to me I know of people who phone up and ask for what is needed to 'apply for housing benefit; then get told off for not including something they didn't know they had to include
Bad news DLA assessors are now with ATOS!
Sheppey, My night time care happened to be up to 1.5 hours to get me to settle to sleep and remind me of meds.
Below is what I wrote for night time, the toilet needs are the same at night.
"I need help changing into suitable nightclothes and encouragment to do so for
at least 1 hour before bed. I dislocate my shoulders changing clothes and the pain is
so severe that I avoid changing clothes for days on end. I sleep poorly so need someone to
wake me in the morning and ensure i havent injured myself in the night as my joints dislocate
in my sleep due to reduced muscle tone. my poor sleep results in my sleeping on the sofa
at least 4 times per week during the day or sleeping until midday in the morning. I would
get out of bed if left unsupervised and unable to sleep due to racing negative thoughts and
pain distracting me. I would stay up and need encouragement for at least an hour to return
to bed and also to take medication or physiotherapy."
Stargazer thanks for your reply, when I originally asked them they told me "my award can go up or down" but they didn't tell
me when I replied "my award cant go down I am indefinite" that it includes indefinite awards. They don't seem to be able to
recognise autistic behaviour in the DLA offices! I was told by the decision maker you can get different time scales for care
and mobility as that was one of the 1st questions I asked. I was really frustrated because all he did was tell me what was on
the letter and very little extra information.