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Transferring from DLA to PIP - assessment arranged without my forms? Help!

ianelle Member Posts: 1 Listener
edited August 2017 in PIP, DLA, and AA
I am in the process of transferring from DLA to PIP. I have severe anxiety and depression. I also have endometriosis which I am waiting for my 3rd surgery and have now developed bladder symptoms including severe pelvic pain and lower back pain also blood and white cells in urine with no infection and am down for emergency cystoscopy. I am crippled with pain ATM and obviously this is affecting my mental health badly. I didn't get my forms filled in for PIP by the date given and they have went ahead and arranged an assessment at a centre without my form as my GP sent them a report   My question is why would they go ahead without my form and how to I go about filling it in as the questions are very specific unlike DLA?  Regards and tia Michelle 


  • steve51
    steve51 Member Posts: 7,154 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @ianelle.

    It's great to meet you and I hope that we can help you further with this????

    We have got a"Benefit Advisor" on our home page who will be able to help you with this.

    We also have plenty of info on this which should help you further.

     Please please let us know if we can help you further with this.
  • BenefitsTrainingCo
    BenefitsTrainingCo Member Posts: 2,628 Pioneering
    Hi ianelle, 

    Did you not send the form in at all or was it just sent in late? I am assuming from your text that you sent it in late. If that's the case then the assessor and the decision maker will have your claim form available when completing the assessment and making the decision.
    In most cases PIP will refuse claims without even sending it for an assessment if a claim form is not received, or not received in time without good reason, so it could be that the evidence provided by the GP has prompted PIP not to do that to you. 
    My advice at this stage would be to try to stop worrying, attend the assessment and see what the outcome is. Good luck!
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