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I have a call back from doctor

april123april123 Member Posts: 137 Pioneering
edited April 2018 in PIP, DLA and AA
After trying to gain eviendence as assessos report must of run out of space missing important information and twisting things etc etc. The receptionist yes receptionist the people you have to fight to get an appointment with,  has put me down for call back with a doctor who deals with filling in private forms.  Now I need to think what do I need to know what should I ask ? Any idvise greatly appreciate....!

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  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,257 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi april

    Which benefit is this for ?

    CR
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • april123april123 Member Posts: 137 Pioneering
    Moving from DLA to pip

  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,257 Disability Gamechanger
    ah ok

    As you are probably aware DLA and PIP use different criteria for an award.
    PIP is more about your functionality, if your GP can attest to the difficulties you have with daily activities that would be good.
    Unfortunately most GP's have limited knowledge of your daily struggles but  if you have mobility problems they may be able to help with distance statement.
    If you are asking for a home visit then it will need to  be very specific as to the reasons you cannot attend a centre

    CR
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • jewlyjewly Member Posts: 5 Listener
    It is a big help if you can gather together as much evidence as possible from GPs or any specialists, physios or psychologists etc with up to date letters outlining your daily difficulties. It asks questions such as how far you can walk I.e 50, 100metres. If you can but it puts you in significant pain or you have to keep stopping then say so. If you need any aids to help you such as a stick or bed rail, or perching stool then mention them all. List all medications and any side effects. If you need help with certain tasks then you should say so, even if you don't get that help and have a significant struggle because you don't get the help you need. It asks questions such as if you can plan and follow a route or journey. If you can but it would cause you distress then say so. But as I said to begin I believe that the biggest help is if you can get up to date proof of how your disability affects you from specialists. Or a copy of your medical records from your doctors which should include dates of when conditions began and any dates of tests you had. I would also advise to send documents via special delivery to give you peace of mind that they have been received. Be as thorough as you can explaining every daily activity which causes you pain or difficulty. They don't give you a lot of room on the form to answer the questions but you can send extra pages or a daily diary of the issues you are having problems with. I hope some of this helps.
  • april123april123 Member Posts: 137 Pioneering
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