Pip consultants letter

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Wilfiewoo21
Wilfiewoo21 Community member Posts: 3 Listener
Hi All

i was looking for some advice. My consultant provided me with a letter for pip review.
I don’t think  It helps my case at all do I have to use it, I have lupus anxiety and depression
raynaulds and sojohrens disease. I struggle every day with pain and fatigue and it says my lupus is not active which to me sounds as if I am fine
any advice
thanks so much

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,295 Championing
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    You don't have to send the letter as evidence.
  • JBS2022
    JBS2022 Scope Member Posts: 2,075 Championing
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    Hi All

    i was looking for some advice. My consultant provided me with a letter for pip review.
    I don’t think  It helps my case at all do I have to use it, I have lupus anxiety and depression
    raynaulds and sojohrens disease. I struggle every day with pain and fatigue and it says my lupus is not active which to me sounds as if I am fine
    any advice
    thanks so much
    You don't need a doctor's letter, all you need is anecdotal evidence of how your condition affects you against the descriptors, family and friends can give you examples of the difficulties you have. Have you sent back the PIP review form yet? Or have you done that and are awaiting a review. If you've yet to complete the form give multiple examples of what happens when you attempt each relevent descriptor. Good luck.
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  • Wilfiewoo21
    Wilfiewoo21 Community member Posts: 3 Listener
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    Thank you for your reply
    I havent  filled in form for my review yet.
    i have an Advocate from social security scotland to help me with it.
    i was just worried they  may contact my consultant and he says he provided a letter and i havent included it
    im so anxious about it all.
    Thanks
  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 7,980 Championing
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    It sounds really positive that you have an advocate from social security Scotland to help you with it @Wilfiewoo21

    I suppose if you are asked to include things you have not included, you could always say you did not know you needed to include it and have another chance to include it if necessary.

    I hope this is at least semi-helpful. Please don't hesitate to let us know if there's anything else we can do to support you  :)
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  • Wilfiewoo21
    Wilfiewoo21 Community member Posts: 3 Listener
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    Thank you 😄