GIVING DISABLED PEOPLE THE PIP – Money Box Live Paul Lewis

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Dear listener

l’ll be here to answer your questions about Power of Attorney on Wednesday’s Money Box Live.  Call 03700 100 444 from 1pm to 3.30pm on Wednesday or e-mail now.

Also in the show

1. From Monday any disabled person with care or mobility needs will have to claim a new benefit called Personal Independence Payment (PIP) rather than Disability Living Allowance which it is replacing. PIP demands a higher level of disability to get the same amount of money. We look at what those criteria are and how they have changed.

2. If you have a complaint about a financial firm that cannot be resolved then the standard advice is ‘go to the Financial Ombudsman Service’. But many listeners have contacted us to say the service is so slow that the delays are costing them money too. The Deputy Chief Ombudsman answers the criticisms.

3. Many people are afraid of the cost of going into care in later life. But is putting your home into trust a sensible way to hide it from the local council? Many advisers say it is. But they charge a hefty fee upfront and offer no guarantee that this wheeze will work. A lawyer and a local council director advise.

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3 Responses to “GIVING DISABLED PEOPLE THE PIP – Money Box Live Paul Lewis”

  1. nearlydead Says:

    Reblogged this on nearlydead.

  2. Terry Miles Says:

    I had 6 TIA`s in one day in 1998, I have osteoarthritis in both hips, both knees, right shoulder & compartment syndrome in my right leg, I have falls without warning, will I get PIP when it comes in? Atm I get dla & mobility alowance.

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