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How long to fill out a 40 page document

Butler356Butler356 Member, Community champion Posts: 37 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.

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

    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.
    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.
  • Butler356Butler356 Member, Community champion Posts: 37 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.

  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Yes never had any problems, same with my daughter.
    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.
  • janer1967janer1967 Community champion Posts: 7,419 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
  • woodbinewoodbine Member Posts: 2,968 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.
    my advice is given freely and is correct to the best of my knowledge.
  • chiariedschiarieds Community champion Posts: 6,896 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. :)
  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 5,370 Disability Gamechanger
    There are at least two online versions of the PIP 2 that I’m aware of albeit with “example” or “not for use” on them but I’ve used them at least once and try as they might DWP couldn't find a reason to reject it. However, this is what you’re really looking for.

    https://digitalpip.lexisnexisrolfoundation.org/

    It’s a long way from perfect but it will suit some and they’re definitely being accepted by DWP during lockdown.

    All that said I’ve not hand written the bulk of a PIP 2 in years. Retype the questions in bold into a Word document and then answer underneath each one. You’ll get a bit fed up of handwriting “please see the attached sheets” but it’s a massive time saver because frankly if all you’ve done is filled the space provided by DWP then you’ve most likely written 50% of what was needed. 
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