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cherub72cherub72 Member Posts: 11 Listener
Hi I have eventually received a Pip Form to fill in because my health has deteriorated but it says i have to send evidence of scans, xrays information from professionals how my health is affected.  i  do not have any letters from drs, consultants etc they keep all the information themselves, i can give them dates of when i have been contacted and seen the consultants and when procedures have happened but they said they do not want this information. i have no idea what to do now. i was told to go off DLA and go onto Pip the way this is going they are going to cancel my DLA and i will have nothing at all.   Can anyone advise me please. thanks

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  • Lulu_1949Lulu_1949 Member Posts: 225 Pioneering
    Your doctors will give you copies of this information. Some doctors ask for a small payment. Good luck
  • Cher_ScopeCher_Scope Posts: 3,334

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    edited August 2020
    Hello @cherub72

    The Citizens Advice website has got a really informative webpage called "Getting evidence to support your PIP claim" that has good advice on this.

    Good luck with your claim.
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  • cherub72cherub72 Member Posts: 11 Listener
    Thanks Lulu 1949 i appreciate it. 
  • cherub72cherub72 Member Posts: 11 Listener
    Thanks Cher I will check it out. 

  • Cher_ScopeCher_Scope Posts: 3,334

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    Lovely, let us know if we can help you with any other questions.

    Also, I think you posted this twice so I've deleted your other post so people can respond all to this one place :)
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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    It's free to receive digital copies of all of your medical records, just speak to the receptionist at your GP surgery. Although, unless any of your medical records state exactly how your conditions affect you against the PIP descriptors then it won't be a huge help. Most medical records don't state this.

    Medical evidence is not needed for a PIP claim. Anecdotal evidence will always be the best you will ever send. Just a couple of real life examples of what happened the last time you attempted that activity for each descriptor that applies to you, including who was with you, where you were and what happened.
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  • cherub72cherub72 Member Posts: 11 Listener
    Thanks Poppy.  My partner was with me when it happened and when paramedics were there and what they did before they admitted me to hospital. so i will give them the details and dates then.   im pleased i posted on here. you have helped me. i thought i couldnt put any of it down.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Does any of what happened relate to the activities for the PIP descriptors? https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/Global/Migrated_Documents/adviceguide/pip-9-table-of-activities-descriptors-and-points.pdf

    You need a couple of real life examples for each one that applies to you, rather than just 1 examples for all of them.
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  • cherub72cherub72 Member Posts: 11 Listener
    Hi poppy. i just read the message and yes i have issues with all the activities and can say when and why. Thanks so much.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Make sure you know the difference between an assertion and evidence.

    This quote was take from another members comment but it's excellent advice as always from someone that's been a welfare rights adviser for more than 30 years.

    The difference between assertion and evidence. Assertion is “I fall twice a week”. Evidence is “I fell last week in my kitchen in the morning with my mother present. My left knee gave way and I collapsed forwards hitting my head on the oven door. I couldn’t get up by myself and my mother had to lift me up and call an ambulance because I split the left side of my forehead open.”

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  • cherub72cherub72 Member Posts: 11 Listener
    thanks Poppy\   This helps alot as my issues happen all the time.  So i need to put both and explain on the evidence.
  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 9,108 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome @cherub72 Just wanted to say Hi good luck with your claim. 

    Filling in the form with all the information as explained is the best way to have a successful clam.

    Make usrer you keep a copy for your reference as the assessment will be based around what you have put on the form
  • cherub72cherub72 Member Posts: 11 Listener
    Hi all.  I contacted Citizens Advice Bureau and eventually got through to be told that they do not help with PIP Forms anymore but they gave me a telephone number of another community group that may be able to help.  i have an appointment with them over the phone in 2 weeks so have had to get an extension on the PIP form for sending it back. I will let you all know the outcome when i find out anymore.  thank you all in advance. xx

  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing team Posts: 7,924

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    Hi @cherub72. I'm sorry CAB weren't able to help you but I'm glad to read they've put you in touch with another group that can. 
    Good luck with the appointment and let us know how you get on. :)
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  • cherub72cherub72 Member Posts: 11 Listener
    Thanks Adrian I will.  
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