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Question about completing the PIP claim form

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Floof
Floof Community member Posts: 10 Listener

Hello

I plucked up courage to ring the DWP today to start the PIP claim process. Have to to say the man was very nice. Please excuse the detail in these questions, I have OCD and need to make sure I have everything right.

My handwriting is horrific so I asked if i could type and print out the questions on separate paper to enclose with the form (for each putting question number/my name/NI number/ref number on each piece and referencing them from the main form). He didn't really answer but said I should get someone else to write the answers on the form for me.

I have read on here that others have done this so not sure what to do? Is it ok to print the answer out?

If so do I staple all the separate answers together or leave them loose? Or should I glue them to the actual answer with a pritt stick as I have read some do on this forum?

Also, I plan sending first class recorded delivery. Do I use a separate envelope but use the same address as what is on the envelope they send?

Also the man asked about my preference for assessment. I said I would prefer a video or telephone assessment as I can walk less than 20 metres. He said this is fine - like ok that is what will happen ie a video or phone assessment. Is it as easy as that to not get an in-person assessment - I just can't believe it can be!

Many thanks for your help. Pleased I have at last got the ball rolling!!

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,162 Disability Gamechanger
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    Yes you can type your answers and print them out, this is what I always do. Make sure you state what question it refers to before typing your answers.

    When filling out the form make sure to include a couple of real world examples of exactly what happened the last time you attempted each activity that applies to you. Adding detailed information such as where you were, what exactly happened, did anyone see it and what were the consequences.

    You can just ask your post office for a certificate of posting, which is free. No need to send it recorded delivery.

    If you need extra time to return it you can ring PIP and they will give an extra 2 weeks. Please allow for postal delays when returning it.

    Most assessments are by telephone, some are video or face to face. If you receive an appointment that’s face to face you can ring and change it to telephone.

    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.
  • Floof
    Floof Community member Posts: 10 Listener
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    Thank you so much@poppy123456 that is really helpful. A relief that I can do typed pages. I have been trying to work on the answers for the last month but I haven't many real life examples so will work on that.

    Thank you so much

  • Floof
    Floof Community member Posts: 10 Listener
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    Sorry another question. When I provide information about each question, do I include the descriptor that I believe applies to me, for example on dressing and undressing I put '6e. Needs assistance to be able to dress or undress their upper body'?

    Many thanks

  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,162 Disability Gamechanger
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    It doesn't specifically ask you which descriptor you think applies in the form. If it was me then I'd leave that part out. Just answer the questions like they are in the form. You will of course need mention whether you use aids, why you use them or whether assistance/prompting etc is needed and why this is needed. Make sure you give as much relevant information as possible.

    You can see a copy of the PIP2 form here. https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/6602af72f1d3a09b1f32ac81/pip2-form-and-information-booklet__1_.pdf

    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.
  • Floof
    Floof Community member Posts: 10 Listener
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    Thanks so much @poppy123456 Yes I feel more comfortable leaving the descriptors out.

    Thanks for the link to the form. I downloaded it previously and have converted it to word (without the sample bit on it) and have been trying to answer the questions in word. Have been doing this nearly full time for the last month and it is I think the hardest thing I have ever done. I'm still not happy with my answers totally! Hopefully the 'real' form will arrive soon.

    I am so grateful to this forum as I have been going through it for help with the answers and it is invaluable.

    Thank you (and everyone) so much.

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