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Help with PIP form

groovymama70groovymama70 Member Posts: 5 Listener
edited May 2018 in PIP, DLA and AA
Hi everyone I'm new here, I've recently applied for PIP but really panicking and stressing over filling form which has to be in by the 13th, I know it's not much time but any advise would be greatly appreciated 


  • steve51steve51 Member Posts: 7,175 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @groovymama70

    A very very big welcome to you this evening.

    We have got lots of resources here on our site.

    I’m very very happy in helping you with these.

    l’m also very very happy in offering my services if that would be helpful???? 
  • groovymama70groovymama70 Member Posts: 5 Listener
    Hi steve51 hope your well, thank you for offering your advice I'm really finding the PIP form daunting task, just the length of it alone is scary, as mine is mental health I'm unsure what answers to put on the questions on what I can and can' do for myself
  • steve51steve51 Member Posts: 7,175 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @groovymama70

    That’s no probs, yes I have got the same “M/H”

    Yes they can be very difficult but I suppose that’s why they make them hard in the first place.

    I am very very happy in helping you with things if that would help you ????
  • Pippa_AlumniPippa_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,851 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @groovymama70, and welcome!

    Citizens Advice has some great online guidance for filling in the PIP form which I'd definitely recommend checking out.
  • annmarie60annmarie60 Member Posts: 2 Listener
    Hi @groovymama70
    If you ring them you can apply for an extention. I did and got two weeks extra. Hope this help
  • mossycowmossycow Member Posts: 495 Pioneering
    Ooh! Hello  as above I was going to say, I called and got a 2 week extension as I found it difficult to cope with.

    May I recommend (though take with a pinch of salt and do what is best for you) typing out your pip. If you have access to computer or phone etc. I'm not able to handwrite without extreme pain and FINALLY this time I got had it confirmed that you can do it on computer. 

    I found this MUCH easier as I could make notes, change things easily, come back to it when I was tired etc. 

    On the page, I wrote which question number and typed out the question and typed answer. In the form I was told to write 'please see typed notes   

    It helped me collect my thoughts and I could ask for help easily

    "I'm trying to live like a random poem I read that ended 'to bloom where we are planted"

  • debbiedo49debbiedo49 Member Posts: 2,906 Disability Gamechanger
    I got the welfare rights officer at the council to help me fill mine in. I think that’s a great idea typing up the answers !
    I am a fibro warrior !💜♏️
  • lillybellelillybelle Member Posts: 458 Pioneering
    Try and find a local disability centre that can help .
    do not pay anybody to fill it in
  • MatildaMatilda Member Posts: 2,616 Disability Gamechanger
    Disability Rights UK site has a good guide to all stages of PIP including form completion.  They also give a draft diary that you can adapt.  Include a 7 day diary with your application.  And of course ask for a time extension.
  • groovymama70groovymama70 Member Posts: 5 Listener
    Thank you everyone for all your advice, I have called the DWP for an extension and also got an appointment tomorrow with an adviser to help me fill out the form which is a big relief 😊
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