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Popular myths and misinformation when claiming PIP

CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,258 Disability Gamechanger
The internet is a wonderful thing but not everything you read is correct

often heard

Most claims are refused first time and go to appeal
Most claims are awarded first time but we never hear about them

HCP's are paid bonuses to fail claimants
HCP's do not have any incentive to fail a claimant, most will go out of their way to help

Always claim on the basis of your worst day
This is one of the worst things you can do. PIP is awarded on how you are for the majority of time. HCP's will match their observations with your PIP2 Form


I am sure you can think of more please feel free to add your own

 

Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    @CockneyRebel thanks and so true. Another one...

    I didn't send evidence because i was told that they contact your GP for this...
    No, they very rarely contact anyone for any evidence. The onus in on you to prove how your conditions affect 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.
  • NoolsNools Member Posts: 21 Listener
    I took a list of my medication with me, but because it was handwritten by me rather than a printout from the doctors they recorded down that there was no evidence of medication. Oops.
  • Bevvy7andoverBevvy7andover Member Posts: 38 Connected
    My last failed assessment the young lad wrote I could climb hills and walk over cobbles! could  drive everywhere on my own and was happy and bubbly in fact I was in tears I walk with crutches and sticks due to strokes I get driven to places I need to be couldn’t believe what he wrote- when I phoned to querie if it was me he was talking about they double checked!! I won my appeal at tribunal and now 18 months later I’m sat here waiting for hubby to finish work to take my car back to dealership whatever happened to 3 year checks?? 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    My last failed assessment the young lad wrote I could climb hills and walk over cobbles! could  drive everywhere on my own and was happy and bubbly in fact I was in tears I walk with crutches and sticks due to strokes I get driven to places I need to be couldn’t believe what he wrote- when I phoned to querie if it was me he was talking about they double checked!! I won my appeal at tribunal and now 18 months later I’m sat here waiting for hubby to finish work to take my car back to dealership whatever happened to 3 year checks?? 
    Not everyone gets an award as long as 3 years. Some have reviews every year.
    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.
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