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How long to fill out a 40 page document

Butler356 Member Posts: 40 Courageous
My husband has filed out my PIP form and its now on its way to DWP. fingers crossed for a result for this. It took him best part of 10 hours, which had this form been available on line I could have done some of it myself over time.


  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 31,451 Disability Gamechanger

    It usually takes me a long time to fill them out too. I usually do it over a few days, this way it doesn't seem like such a drag. Good luck with your claim.
  • Butler356
    Butler356 Member Posts: 40 Courageous
    were you successful ? I think the form does not take into account that some of us are unable to hand write any more. It would help others to have this form online.

  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 31,451 Disability Gamechanger
    Yes never had any problems, same with my daughter.
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 16,531 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi , I agree you would think there was some online facility, the DWP are really behind the times with some of their communication channels, everything has to be dome by phone or forms which makes it hars for some people

    I hope you claim is succesful
  • woodbine
    woodbine Member, Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,779 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Butler356 I always take my time, i look at the bits that I don't have to fill in then maybe do two pages of the rest each day, then I photo copy everything and get proof of posting from the post office.
    good luck.
    Be extra nice to new members.
  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Member, Community Co-Production Group Posts: 12,478 Disability Gamechanger
    edited August 2020
    Hi @Butler356 - I now have difficulty with handwriting due to permanent damage to my right arm & hand a long time ago, with resulting further problems years later. I did ask for more time, as my son was coming around writing this up for me, he even took this to work with him somedays as he was then self-employed. On a positive note, he sometimes rang me up from work saying, is there a better way to describe the problems you have for some of the activities?
    So, yes, it's probably better to take time over completing the form, & altho I would have wished my son didn't realise how badly my disorder affected me, he helped me in trying to convey this.
    As @woodbine says, do make a photocopy of the form, & any other evidence, & get a Certificate of Posting, which I hope you've done.
    My best wishes for a successful claim. :)


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