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Why are PIP still doing reviews knowing claimants cannot get additional evidence from doctors?

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sueclues68
sueclues68 Community member Posts: 2 Listener
edited May 2020 in PIP, DLA, and AA
Why is it with covid 19 pip and still doing there reviews knowing far well that claimants cannot get additional evidence from doctors with lockdown
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  • thespiceman
    thespiceman Community member Posts: 6,379 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hello @sueclues68   Pleased to meet you .

    Thank you for joining and sharing.

    Sorry to hear you are having problems accessing evidence for your claim.

    Please if I can make  suggestion if your surgery has a website.

    You can access your medical records down load them, need to ask surgery.

    Set up website links for you, means can make appointments and obtain prescriptions on the  website.

    Delivered to home, plus access to your records.

    Please if I can help with anything please get in touch.

    Please take care.

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  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community member Posts: 16,173 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @sueclues68 -  Welcome to the community, & thank you for joining. I hope the advice given above is helpful, but don't worry. PIP is less about any diagnoses you have, rather more about how your disability affects your function as regards any activities of daily living or mobility that you find difficult.
    If any additional medical evidence doesn't indicate such problems, which may be unlikely, as your Drs don't see you dress, wash, eat, etc., then it may prove unnecessary.
    In your review, address the difficulties you had at the time of your assessment describing why, how, & when it was problematic. If it caused pain, took you longer than normal, if you couldn't do it safely, couldn't repeat it as often as would be normally expected, & if such difficulties occurred more than 50% of the time. Give a couple of examples of such difficulty for any of the 'descriptors' that are relevant.

  • worried33
    worried33 Community member Posts: 517 Pioneering
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    not all reviews need them to have external evidence.  This is probably better than having no review and just a termination.
  • sueclues68
    sueclues68 Community member Posts: 2 Listener
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    Unfortunately he lost his mobility again at review , even though he got it all back 9 months ago at appeal . So we are doing mandatory again and if not appeal and this time I’ll take it to the appeal panel . Sick of capita lies
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