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How do I get letters from GP/consultants when in self-isolation?

proudgrandmaproudgrandma Member Posts: 2 Listener
edited March 2020 in PIP, DLA and AA
Last week I was asked to contact DWP to apply for PIP to replace DLA I have been getting .
The package came today and has to be completed and returned by 20th April

How am I supposed to get supportive letters etc from GP and hospital consultants  when I am in self isolation because of covid19 virus ? 

Being a high risk of  this virus because of my health conditions and age ,I will be 70 in October. 
I am unsure of what to do .

Is anyone  else in the same predicament? 
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  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @proudgrandma    Pleased to meet you.

    Thank you for joining . Sorry to hear this.

    Please may I suggest you speak to PIP helpline and ask them.

    Ring number is 0800 121 4433

    I did look on the DWP website can not find anything.

    I do not know the answer my friend @poppy123456 has knowledge and expertise on benefits .

    Member of our team .

    Tagged the lady now so be along shortly.

    Please ask any thing you need to know about PIP .

    Please take care and safe.

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    HI and welcome,

    Your DLA award should contine and you should receive an extension to send the form back because all reviews, transfers from DLA to PIP and face to face assessments have been suspended for at least 3 months. Give PIP a ring in the morning so they can confirm this with you. Do be aware though that waiting times on the phone may have increased significantly.
    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.
  • proudgrandmaproudgrandma Member Posts: 2 Listener
    Thank you for replying so promptly, I will let you know how I get on.
  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 5,980 Disability Gamechanger
    But see also https://community.scope.org.uk/discussion/56365/pip-form-filling#latest and ask yourself whether your need the evidence you think you need. 
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