Luckily I did this for my last claim for ESA and wasn't called for a medical or face to face interview.It pays to keep all your hospital letters and notes.
Hi I’m really anxious. I had my f2f pip on Tuesday and today I received a txt saying DWP had received assessment. 48 hours seems very fast. Also my f2f only took 20 mins which feels quick. I’m so anxious about it all
Thank You Poppy, I’m new to pip. In my info leaflet it says I can’t request a copy until a decision has been made. Good to know that other people have had quick f2f assessments.
I received a copy of my f2f assessment today. Reading it and checking points scored. I have scored 8 pts. Also the assessor wrote that it would be appropriate to review the claim in 18 months. Does this sound positive? Obviously got to wait for DWP decision. Feel extremely anxious.
Hi @KG100 iv just read there delaying alot of dla to pip assessments until 2020 and 2021 as theyve had to take extra staff to do the reviews already been done , its just come up on my news Ellen x
What happens if you get to be on pensionable age before you're 'invited to apply' for PIP, does your DLA just stop and also do you have to pay car tax or does your exemption still last?
Thanks poppy123456, I saw on the Gov website that you could only apply for pip if you were under 65 and I find it all very confusing! It's good to know I can just wait to hear (still)
hi all, after my f2f my doctor has put me on 15mg mirtazapine to take alongside my 200mg sertraline. The HP wrote in my assessment about the sertraline but obviously the 15mg was prescribed after f2f. Should I ring DWP to inform them of the added meds or wait for the decision? Any advice?
Not long ago i remember someone on here said "if you don't ask for an ongoing award you'll constantly get shorter ones"
That's good news Chiz.My DLA award is indefinate, and I'm on 14 different prescription medications now which is more then I was on when I applied for my original DLA. All my meds will be life long, but seem to be increasing each year.Also diagnosed with several lifelong illnesses, but I'm still worried about the PIP changeover when it comes !!
Thank's poppy, I'm slowly going through the PIP posts on here, I'm going to make a list of everything so I'm as ready as can be when the change over comes.I think I read somewhere that we can download a PIP form so we can have a practise go at filling it in, could be wrong though.
I was on high mobility and I think medium care on d.l.a. For 9 years. When they changed to PIP my assessor fired questions at me and didn’t wait for answers. I was so poorly through this my brain froze and I couldn’t answer any more (one of the conditions I have is m.e.). I got the lower care but I only got 4 points on disability mobility cos she said although she observed me walking very slowly (cheeky I didn’t know I was being watched) I was on too many pain killers to not be able to walk. I had been trying to tell her all through the session and in my form my main problem was the fatigue and being to exhausted to walk. I am very wary about my next assessment because my condition affects my brain and my brain shuts down (and so does my body) when I am exhausted. I don’t want a repeat of the last time. I wish I could take a professional person in with me who can stop them from firing questions at me before I’ve finished answering the last one. Phoebe I to have M.E. and I sympathise with you, like you I cant walk far, I still say cameras should be in every interview and it should be reviewed to witness situations like yours. Its nothing less than verbal bullying!
. I wish I could take a professional person in with me who can stop them from firing questions at me before I’ve finished answering the last one.
That's good news Chiz.My DLA award is indefinate, and I'm on 14 different prescription medications now which is more then I was on when I applied for my original DLA. All my meds will be life long, but seem to be increasing each year.Also diagnosed with several lifelong illnesses, but I'm still worried about the PIP changeover when it comes !!Hi .. i too as was high dla indefinate , unfortunatleyDiagnosis or meds mean nothing to pip , i sent letters from people who help me in my daily routine , ie .. bathroom needs and the help i need cooking and they asked about walking distance, pip mobility is hard as it is really 1 question that needs to score 12 points , my assessment was nowhere near as bad a i feared .Goodluck x