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I have more PIP evidence, can this be given at the F2F?

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System Posts: 758 Scope online community team
edited August 2019 in PIP, DLA, and AA
This discussion was created from comments split from: What are people's experiences of switching from DLA to PIP?.

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  • JulieTuesday
    JulieTuesday Member Posts: 47 Connected
    I have an assessor coming to my home next week and have just undergone some more nerve tests for peripheral neuropathy with a new appointment already booked for the result of that test, but it's two weeks after my assessors visit. It looks highly likely my condition has deteriorated and I have one new letter from my consultant about my deterioration of health but done only a week ago and I have not sent this letter in with my pip form, can I give the assessor next week my new letter please and can I also send him the tests result when I get them in two weeks time? will they consider them this late, please? 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 31,253 Disability Gamechanger
    I have an assessor coming to my home next week and have just undergone some more nerve tests for peripheral neuropathy with a new appointment already booked for the result of that test, but it's two weeks after my assessors visit. It looks highly likely my condition has deteriorated and I have one new letter from my consultant about my deterioration of health but done only a week ago and I have not sent this letter in with my pip form, can I give the assessor next week my new letter please and can I also send him the tests result when I get them in two weeks time? will they consider them this late, please? 
    You will need to send the evidence to DWP or the health assessment providers. The HCP will not be able to accept any extra evidence from you during a home assessment, this will be for security reasons.
  • JulieTuesday
    JulieTuesday Member Posts: 47 Connected
  • jaja
    jaja Member Posts: 76 Pioneering

    I know of cases where the evidence has been accepted but not read and another where it was looked over and accepted.  I have also heard of evidence being refused as @poppy123456 explained.

    My advice would be to post one to them and offer one at the assessment. If they refuse it then you will have posted it. You can do a next day delivery. I would also call and inform the DWP that you will be sending in in further information and the reason for the delay.

    Take care
    J

  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 31,253 Disability Gamechanger
    jaja said:

    I know of cases where the evidence has been accepted but not read and another where it was looked over and accepted.  I have also heard of evidence being refused as @poppy123456 explained.


    Home assessments are different, for security reasons they can't accept evidence on the day of the assessment. As Julie has a home assessment best thing to do is send it to DWP or the health assessment providers before the assessment.
  • JulieTuesday
    JulieTuesday Member Posts: 47 Connected
    Thank you, I'll post it off today to the company coming to me next week.  (a copy of it) thank you.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 31,253 Disability Gamechanger
    Make sure you put your name and NI number on the top of everything you send.
  • steve51
    steve51 Member Posts: 7,153 Disability Gamechanger
    @JulieTuesday

    Good Morning & Welcome ? ? ?

    I had my home visit recently & I had some extra information but she would"t take this on the day!!!!

    I had to send it the "DWP" after & I sent it  "Recorded Delivery""

    I did it that way so that I knew 100% that it would get there the following day.

    Sending it this way also meant that the "DWP" couldn't say that they hadn't received it. 

    Please please put your "National Insurance Number" onto each "Document"

    @steve51
  • JulieTuesday
    JulieTuesday Member Posts: 47 Connected
    Thanks Steve I will do
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 31,253 Disability Gamechanger
    I disagree with sending anything to DWP be next day recorded delivery, it's a complete waste of money. This is because all mail going to DWP goes through a mail sorting process and someone from Royal mail will sign for the letter, then it gets put with all the other mail going to DWP. It's not classed as arriving until it's added to the computer, which takes just as long as any other mail.

    Proof of posting is free and proves you posted it, this is all that's needed.
  • JulieTuesday
    JulieTuesday Member Posts: 47 Connected
    Hi Poppy, I did guaranteed next day delivery which did cost a bit £7.  But it went to the company coming here next week (atos) not DWP.   :)

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