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DLA to PIP stress

wizzwozwizzwoz Member Posts: 26 Connected
edited October 2018 in PIP, DLA and AA
Hiim new here..ive been on DLA for 8 years and was invited to go to pip..i was sent the pip form and sent it back with all the medical evedence and the awnsers were consitent..i have DDD degeneritive disc desease and outher complex things..i on everyday find it hard to mobilise n have to stay in bed due to my savear pain...i sent the forms off in mid August and im still waiting for a respnce..i have been reading loads of peoples comments on how pip assesers lie..face to face assesments..and even papper reviews ect..im worid sick that they will ask me to go to f 2 f as im in so much pain i cannot possibly traval to one i also suffer mental health issus..can some one put my mind at rest please

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  • Ami2301Ami2301 Member Posts: 7,440 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @wizzwoz
    Welcome to the community! If you ask your doctor/consultant to write a letter stating you require a home assessment as you cannot travel due to the severity of pain caused by your condition, then send this letter to ATOS or Capita ASAP.

    Preparing for your assessment, it's helpful to have letters from your doctors/specialists/etc or medical reports. As much as the assessment is about you, it's not just how your conditions affect you but they focus on how it affects daily activities and mobility. 

    Hope this helps :)
    Disability Gamechanger - 2019
  • wizzwozwizzwoz Member Posts: 26 Connected
    Hi Ami thankyou..but i have not herd anything from DWP yet so im still waiting..its been nearly 7 weeks and still not herd anything...if i send in a letter now would that make a diffrence? 
  • wizzwozwizzwoz Member Posts: 26 Connected
    What about my distric nurse..would they accept a letter from her aswell? 
  • Ami2301Ami2301 Member Posts: 7,440 Disability Gamechanger
    It's worth a try. I'm unsure about a district nurse, @mikehughescq @poppy123456 any suggestions?
    Disability Gamechanger - 2019
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    7 weeks really isn't long, some are waiting much longer than this. It really depends on backlog in your area. Most people have face 2 face assessments, if a home assessment is needed then you'll need a letter from your GP stating the reasons why you can't attend one of their assessment centres. They won't accept a letter from your district nurse for a home assessment request. A letter of support for evidence can be used from your district nurse, if she agrees to write it for you.
    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    During your assessment if you have any extra evidence to give don't be surprised if they refuse to take it off you. This has happened to many people, myself included. Did you send any evidence when you returned the form?
    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 5,941 Disability Gamechanger
    In order to make the argument for a home assessment stick you need to be a disabled person as defined by EA 10 and ask for it as a reasonable adjustment in writing, keeping a copy. What supporting evidence is your choice but there’s no obligation to provide any if you can make the case. However, if you can attend other medical appointments then your case may be fatally undermined.
  • wizzwozwizzwoz Member Posts: 26 Connected
    Thankyou yes you do have a point there..ill just go to them then no point in wasteing my time sending in a GPs letter if they will just ignore it.thankyou for the advice
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