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mercedesbd
mercedesbd Member Posts: 109 Courageous
Hello I have letter of diagnosis I need to send to DWP as I’ve just been given 0 points at assesment. And a few points I need to raise before my decision.

How can I contact DWP other then by sending the stuff by post. I see on here before of people emailing? I physically can’t go out over my anxiety I had to have letter posted to me and I can’t send it off and no one to send for me.

If so whats PIP’s email? I’ll scan diagnosis letter and send to them.

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  • twonker
    twonker Posts: 617 Member
    Hello I have letter of diagnosis I need to send to DWP as I’ve just been given 0 points at assesment. And a few points I need to raise before my decision.

    How can I contact DWP other then by sending the stuff by post. I see on here before of people emailing? I physically can’t go out over my anxiety I had to have letter posted to me and I can’t send it off and no one to send for me.

    If so whats PIP’s email? I’ll scan diagnosis letter and send to them.
    Having a diagnosis will mean nothing to the DWP for PIP. 
  • justg72
    justg72 Member Posts: 173 Pioneering
    Hi mercedesbd
    Are you appealing against DWP with a MR?
    I used evidence in mine and my Specialist Nurse said that I need supervision for , bathing because of a near drowning experience. I need supervision with most of the daily care descriptors like I can not use an oven, use sharp knives and hot pans etc because of my epilepsy. I have this condition and have seizures every day almost. I often drop to the floor with no warnings. None of this was taken into account I still got a 0. I am now going to a tribunal. 
    I agree with twonker DWP don't care about what you have been diagnosed with. Its disgusting how they are treating vulnerable, disabled people.
    On evidence alone will not change things. You need to look at the descriptors and then explain why you don't agree and then give an example of what happened the last time you tried to complete the activity. Its so unfair how people are been treated and it just goes to show that PIP is not fit for purpose when PIP tribunals are been won by the claimant by 73%
    I have my tribunal on the 15th of May and I am now losing my home because of it.
    It should tell you on your decision letter the email address where to send it.
    Good Luck and take care 
  • lindadenise
    lindadenise Member Posts: 302 Pioneering
    Ring DWP and ask if you can send documents via email and to who you need to send it to. Goodluck 
  • April2018mom
    April2018mom Posts: 2,869 Member
    Call DWP up. Tell them you need to send them some documents and to whom you are expected to send them to. 
    Best of luck!
  • mercedesbd
    mercedesbd Member Posts: 109 Courageous
    twonker said:
    Hello I have letter of diagnosis I need to send to DWP as I’ve just been given 0 points at assesment. And a few points I need to raise before my decision.

    How can I contact DWP other then by sending the stuff by post. I see on here before of people emailing? I physically can’t go out over my anxiety I had to have letter posted to me and I can’t send it off and no one to send for me.

    If so whats PIP’s email? I’ll scan diagnosis letter and send to them.
    Having a diagnosis will mean nothing to the DWP for PIP. 
    No one said it did . Yet again with your negativity 😐 it doesn’t mean nothing to PIP but it proves I have difficulties with my daily living as the AP said there’s no reason I can’t do this so because of ‘ X ‘ diagnosis it clearly states I can’t do this.  Thanks
  • twonker
    twonker Posts: 617 Member
    twonker said:
    Hello I have letter of diagnosis I need to send to DWP as I’ve just been given 0 points at assesment. 
    Having a diagnosis will mean nothing to the DWP for PIP. 
    No one said it did . Yet again with your negativity 😐 it doesn’t mean nothing to PIP but it proves I have difficulties with my daily living as the AP said there’s no reason I can’t do this so because of ‘ X ‘ diagnosis it clearly states I can’t do this.  Thanks
    Yes they did, you did as in your first post.
    Sending it to the DWP will make no difference. Yes it will show that you suffer from a certain condition but it will not explain or confirm how having that condition impacts on your life and the relevant descriptors that you are relying on.
    You have to evidence the impact not the condition itself. 
    People with the condition have it impact on their lives differently so I don't understand why you think the DWP will automatically accept that it does or should impact.

    I have many issues/conditions that don't really impact on my life, I don't let it. However there will be many others that couldn't cope with what I have going on so the impact is greater for them as it isn't for me.



  • mercedesbd
    mercedesbd Member Posts: 109 Courageous
    twonker said:
    twonker said:
    Hello I have letter of diagnosis I need to send to DWP as I’ve just been given 0 points at assesment. 
    Having a diagnosis will mean nothing to the DWP for PIP. 
    No one said it did . Yet again with your negativity 😐 it doesn’t mean nothing to PIP but it proves I have difficulties with my daily living as the AP said there’s no reason I can’t do this so because of ‘ X ‘ diagnosis it clearly states I can’t do this.  Thanks
    Yes they did, you did as in your first post.
    Sending it to the DWP will make no difference. Yes it will show that you suffer from a certain condition but it will not explain or confirm how having that condition impacts on your life and the relevant descriptors that you are relying on.
    You have to evidence the impact not the condition itself. 
    People with the condition have it impact on their lives differently so I don't understand why you think the DWP will automatically accept that it does or should impact.

    I have many issues/conditions that don't really impact on my life, I don't let it. However there will be many others that couldn't cope with what I have going on so the impact is greater for them as it isn't for me.



    Ok thanks. I know what I’m doing & where I’m at in life but again thanks for your time
  • Elizabeth1
    Elizabeth1 Member Posts: 57 Connected
    @mercedesbd have you had the report back yet . I would ring the DWP and ask them should you send it in now or when you do your MR . I’m still waiting and have no news about my assessment yet . I know it’s very stressful 
  • mercedesbd
    mercedesbd Member Posts: 109 Courageous
    @mercedesbd have you had the report back yet . I would ring the DWP and ask them should you send it in now or when you do your MR . I’m still waiting and have no news about my assessment yet . I know it’s very stressful 
    Yeah I had the report lol, complete shambles no good felt like crying don’t stand a chance
  • Elizabeth1
    Elizabeth1 Member Posts: 57 Connected
    @mercedesbd at least you have the report you are further along then me I still have no clue what is going on . Do the MR and maybe send in a letter as well with all the points you disagree with on the report 
  • Waylay
    Waylay Member Posts: 963 Pioneering
    @justg72 So sorry to hear that. Can you get any help from Shelter?
  • Waylay
    Waylay Member Posts: 963 Pioneering
    @mercedesbd This happens to a lot of us! You can fight it. Have you had the decision letter yet?
  • mercedesbd
    mercedesbd Member Posts: 109 Courageous
    Waylay said:
    @mercedesbd This happens to a lot of us! You can fight it. Have you had the decision letter yet?
    Not yet. Atleast 6 weeks
  • djbantiques
    djbantiques Member Posts: 43 Connected
    Arrogance being the main one no doubt.

    I have many issues/conditions that don't really impact on my life, I don't let it. However there will be many others that couldn't cope with what I have going on so the impact is greater for them as it isn't for me.




  • twonker
    twonker Posts: 617 Member
    Arrogance being the main one no doubt.


    I have many issues/conditions that don't really impact on my life, I don't let it. However there will be many others that couldn't cope with what I have going on so the impact is greater for them as it isn't for me.


    How do you see that it is arrogance? 
    I was only pointing out that people with similar issues will normally find that the impact varies a lot person by person. I personally don't have the impact that others would probably experience because I don't let it happen. You only have to see how the likes of Steve Redgrave and Gary Mabbutt manage to become successful athletes despite being Type 1 insulin dependent diabetics. Yet on this site we hear posters claiming an impact because of that condition.

    Everybody is different, it all depends on how you manage the condition.
  • [Deleted User]
    [Deleted User] Posts: 587 Listener
    @mercedesbd there's a block button ;) 

    I'm going to be sending in my patient summary because it has my health problems on there and yes I know it doesn't describe how they affect me on a daily basis, I'm sending my summary in because it tells them that I have the conditions that are on my review form and what I've told them at the assessment are real and not just made up. I've actually been told by a couple of advice places that help with benefit forms to send one in, should have gone in with the form but I won't go into that.
  • mercedesbd
    mercedesbd Member Posts: 109 Courageous
    WF2k said:
    @mercedesbd there's a block button ;) 

    I'm going to be sending in my patient summary because it has my health problems on there and yes I know it doesn't describe how they affect me on a daily basis, I'm sending my summary in because it tells them that I have the conditions that are on my review form and what I've told them at the assessment are real and not just made up. I've actually been told by a couple of advice places that help with benefit forms to send one in, should have gone in with the form but I won't go into that.
    Nice to know bout the block lol 😌, they recieved the report on the 8th and made a decision on the 12th and they told me it’s a disallowance so now MR witch won’t solve nothing. Atleast I’m not waiting 2 long 
  • [Deleted User]
    [Deleted User] Posts: 587 Listener
    Do you have help at all? Support worker? Welfare Rights? Welfare Rights helped with my review form and came to my home, you can also contact them by email if you need to.
  • twonker
    twonker Posts: 617 Member
    WF2k said:
    Do you have help at all? Support worker? Welfare Rights? Welfare Rights helped with my review form and came to my home, you can also contact them by email if you need to.
    I think that you will find that such services are not the same across the country. There are many areas that don't have any such services excepting the CAB which as you can imagine is full to the brim with people wanting help.
    As for getting such a personal service that you had I'm afraid that is a rarity.

  • [Deleted User]
    [Deleted User] Posts: 587 Listener
    I was talking to @mercedesbd not you.

    @Antonia_Scope isn't there an option for people not to see a blocked person's post in the "You commented" area?
  • Antonia_Alumni
    Antonia_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 1,781 Pioneering
    Hi @WF2k If you would like to avoid seeing content from a specific user, you can do so by using the 'ignore' function to hide their discussions comments.
  • Antonia_Alumni
    Antonia_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 1,781 Pioneering
    Hi @mercedesbd please keep us updated on how it goes, and if you have any questions, please let us know. All the best. 
  • [Deleted User]
    [Deleted User] Posts: 587 Listener
    @Antonia_Scope thank you but it's still shows ignored users comments in the "You commented" area :(  Thanks for trying to help anyway :) 
  • mercedesbd
    mercedesbd Member Posts: 109 Courageous
    WF2k said:
    @Antonia_Scope thank you but it's still shows ignored users comments in the "You commented" area :(  Thanks for trying to help anyway :) 
    You are hilarious lol 🤣🤣🤣🤣 I will look into this I requested MR today via phone and what I disagree with , still gunna send everything else in tho.. Everything’s a struggle these days 😶
  • [Deleted User]
    [Deleted User] Posts: 587 Listener
    I got the funny genes from my parents :P 

    It's worth having a look to see if you can get help from an advice centre and ask if they are able to come to your home and help you :) We have a couple that do it that I know of in the county I live in. I understand not all area's are lucky enough to have the same access to advice centres as we do here. Have a check on google :)

    Excuse my grammar, my brain is doing a lot of farting today lol. I've just deleted and retyped a bit of it and I still don't know if I've worded it correctly! It's fun having mental health problems and fibromyalgia, my brain likes to fart a lot, I even forget simple words.

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