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Do I send additional info to the assessors too?

luna_moon12
luna_moon12 Community member Posts: 11 Listener
edited October 2023 in PIP, DLA, and AA
I am applying for PIP for the first time and I have a few questions if , that's OK?

I applied on the 10th October, rang and had to form link sent online that day. I was far too quick to fill the form in, in a panic and of course with dyslexia and brain fog I missed out so much info! the same day I had a text stating that IAS were managing my assessment.   So I called the PIP line and updated them with what I felt I missed, again in a panic. I then sat down with my mum and partner and went through everything and 14 pages later everything was written down in detail on how my conditions effect me according to the descriptors, I feel so stupid having a panic and just filling the form out initially on my own and sending it. 😢 anyhow,  I uploaded the 14 page statement onto the additional info link from the PIP email also also a supporting statement from my partner and how he supports me according to each descriptor. 
My question is, do I  ring the assessment people and give them the statements too? Or do I just leave them with the DWP?

Many thanks in advance. 

Comments

  • Jimm_Scope
    Jimm_Scope Posts: 2,361 Scope online community team
    Hi @luna_moon12, welcome to our community. I want to start by saying this: Please do not think yourself stupid at all. You got the forms in quickly, yes you missed out information, but you managed to get a very stressful and anxiety-inducing task done. You then did exactly the right thing in calling PIP and getting help from someone close to you to send in the rest of the evidence. You reacted entirely correctly and in the smartest way, I don't think that is stupid at all.

    The assessment people should have all the information they need, but if you want to query them yourself then IAS does have their own helpline if you wish to call them or you can see a list of "things to bring to appointment" here.

    I just had my assessment with IAS this week, I thought it went quite well but I'll have to see what the DWP decides. Good luck with it!

    I'm also just going to move this over to our PIP section! If I ever say anything wrong about PIP and the DWP you can be sure it's corrected quickly there :p
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  • luna_moon12
    luna_moon12 Community member Posts: 11 Listener
    Hello! @Jimm_Scope thankyou so much for your kind words and reassurance! 🥲🥲
    Do let me us know how your assessment goes, it's such a stressful situation having to prove you need help and all the horror stories only add to the anxiety of it. 

    Thankyou again 🥲
  • Jimm_Scope
    Jimm_Scope Posts: 2,361 Scope online community team
    You're welcome :) I only had my assessment Monday gone and it can take up to 8 weeks for a response but I'll try to remember to mention something here!
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