Filling in form to move from DLA to PIP
Got a DLA to PIP letter a couple of weeks ago. Phoned daily - either 'busy' or 'put on hold' (which then 'cut-off'' after 1 hour! Anyway, finally got through on 19 March; received form on 29 March & they say they want it back by 19 April! Thought we were 'supposed' to have one month to complete it in?
Have put in Subject Access Request for copy of 3 DLA reports from Examining Medical Practitioners - the last one read his report back (can't remember exact words) but said in his opinion I should not be put through any more medical assessments as my condition will not change. Have had high DLA Mob/Care since 1994. Am hoping if I have to go through another F2F the DLA reports can be used as late evidence (am putting this on the form).
I can't write at length, so am typing answer to each question separately & putting e.g. "See separate sheet, Continuation of Page 33, Q14d", with name & NI number on the top of each. Hoping that will be ok as have always done that with DLA.
Bit worried about them contacting my doc though - old one (who was marvellous) retired & new doc would not have any idea who I was! Never see the same doc twice at my surgery - last one I saw was not even aware that I had almost died from a stroke!!!
Getting really anxious with form filling-in - so little time to do it in. Haven't got any medical reports either. Surgeon at hospital said "I do not know your home circumstances", which is fair enough.
Fingers crossed it all goes ok. Should I ask for more time to complete form in?