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User
Posted 07 Jan 2020 at 20:19

I've got advanced prostate cancer I'm afraid so the future's uncertain.

I'm currently receiving PIP which is due to end in March and have received a renewal notification from DWP. They're asking for a form ds1500 to be resubmitted by my health professional.

Any advice gratefully accepted. 

User
Posted 08 Jan 2020 at 00:03
Ask your clinical nurse specialist or urology nurse or, if you are under Macmillan, ask them.
"Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards." Soren Kierkegaard

User
Posted 08 Jan 2020 at 08:29

LynEyre

Many thanks

User
Posted 08 Jan 2020 at 11:19

My understanding is that PIP is a working age benefit, so only applies if you are under state pension age. We’re you getting it for other reasons or because of the PCa? I use a really helpful website for guidance on benefits claims. I can’t work out how to post a link but it’s called Benefits and Work if you want to google it. Good luck!

User
Posted 08 Jan 2020 at 19:19

Many thanks AnnieMac

User
Posted 08 Jan 2020 at 22:08
PIP is a working age benefit but form DS1500 is also used to assess for other benefits (such as Attendance allowance and DLA) and credits so it may be that the PIP is replaced by something else - it depends a bit on how advanced your cancer is and whether the medics would describe you as 'advanced' or 'terminal'.
"Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards." Soren Kierkegaard

User
Posted 08 Jan 2020 at 22:41
Isn’t a form DS1500 only issued when expected life expectancy is 6 months or less? Have you been advised that this is your life expectancy? As I’m sure you know, many men live for many years with advanced prostate cancer!

Best wishes,

Chris

User
Posted 08 Jan 2020 at 23:52
No, a form DS1500 is simply a DWP form requesting medical information about a patient. It is used for people with terminal illness who need financial support under special rules but is also used to assess applications for PIP, attendance allowance and disability living allowance.
"Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards." Soren Kierkegaard

User
Posted 09 Jan 2020 at 00:14

Ann,

Like you I did not know how to post a link in my early days on the forum, so should you wish to do so in future, this is the way I was told, although others may have a better method. :-
- Minimize  the forum thread you are going to reply to
- Open up the site you want to link to
- left click and draw mouse along the site reference and release when highlighted and release key
- right click on highlighted link reference to bring up box and left click on 'copy' in that box
- go back to the forum reply to you making and right click to bring up box at appropriate point in your reply
- left click on 'paste' and your link will be shown in your reply which you can now submit.

It does make it easier for others if your link is highlighted in green. To do this you click on the green Edit sign on the right of your post which brings back your entire post. You then;-
- go to the the last character of the link you posted and immediately after it press the return key for a new line       which highlights the link.
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You can now post under 'Save' and your link will appear as before but with your link highlighted in green so others can just click on it to bring it up. Your post will now show it has been edited. I used to be able to highlight by pressing the return key when first posting but this no longer works for me so have to do it now by using the Edit facility as described.

Hope this 'copy and paste' method will help you and anybody else who would like to post a specific link

 

Edited by member 09 Jan 2020 at 00:21  | Reason: Not specified

Barry
User
Posted 09 Jan 2020 at 20:33

Yes, you are right Chris.  (I may be new to prostate cancer but I do know a bit about DWP benefits!)

User
Posted 10 Jan 2020 at 09:04
Chris is correct. When I mentioned a while ago to my Onco the DS1500 he nearly chased me out of the treatment room.

My Specialist nurse later told me they would only consider completion if the cancer has moved to terminal and the Onco considered the patient had approx 6 months to live.

User
Posted 10 Jan 2020 at 09:11
You are all missing the point. Nathaniel has apparently already had a DS1500 because they have asked for another one so he has presumably outlived the initial prognosis. The query here was how should he go about getting a new DS1500 - a poster came back with 'you might not get PIP anymore because of your age' and I was pointing out that DS1500 is also needed for AA and DLA.
"Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards." Soren Kierkegaard

 
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