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london75
london75 Community member Posts: 31 Connected
Hi is it in your best interest to give consent for the DWP to contact my doctor,because you read stories that it's not best or is it?so confusing these assessments,this is for PIP by the way,any help i would gladly be grateful,many thanks.

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,288 Disability Gamechanger
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    Even if you do give consent, they very rarely contact anyone. In 10 years of claiming PIP myself and in the middle of my 3rd review, they never contacted anyone. Whether you give consent, is entirely your decision.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • noman
    noman Community member Posts: 562 Pioneering
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    I gave my consent when i 1st rang pip for a claim form and they did contact my gp.
  • s4zi
    s4zi Community member Posts: 39 Courageous
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    i did give consent and they have contacted my gp
    still waiting for decision after assessment although thinking of withdrawing the application as i have new medicines and i do not want anything that makes me stressed at this point
  • london75
    london75 Community member Posts: 31 Connected
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    Hi everyone just received a PIP LETTER DATED ON XMAS DAY,didn't know they worked on Xmas day,received a letter today saying,we now have the info we need to decide if we can award you PIP,you do not need to do anything,we will write to you with a decision,there is no need to contact us,we will write to you,good/bad news you think or just a standard letter sent out on Xmas day,anyone know thanks alot everyone.
  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community member Posts: 16,103 Disability Gamechanger
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    It's just a standard letter; many of our members have had one. It really doesn't mean anything other than they haven't made a decision yet, but will send your decision letter out once a decision has been made.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,288 Disability Gamechanger
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    Those letters are automatically generated by the system.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • london75
    london75 Community member Posts: 31 Connected
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    Hi the DWP have just rang me asking a load of questions is this to catch you out,he was rude as well as being for forceful and pushy,I answered what I could but scared now this unexpected call has gone against me,what do you think?
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,288 Disability Gamechanger
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    Sometimes a decision maker will ring you before making a decision if they have any questions to ask. They do not send appointment times out for this call. It doesn't mean it's bad news.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.

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