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Can evidence be sent after a Pip telephone assessment?

Beesmummy798Beesmummy798 Member Posts: 71 Courageous
edited June 29 in PIP, DLA and AA
Hello
Firstly thanks to everyone who has helped and given advice to me. I have asked a few questions over the past few weeks and this forum is brilliant for advice.
I had my telephone assessment yesterday my sister was with me guiding me through the call. There's a few things we wanted to add after the call, a few questions were asked that I broke down when answering and couldn't get my words out. I also had an appointment today with my Mental health team and they have given me a new care plan. Is it too late to send information, explanations and has anyone done this before? Thankyou for any replies x

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  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 6,533 Disability Gamechanger
    You can send additional evidence in at any point. Move quickly and you will have plenty of time before a decision is made. However, your evidence needs to go to DWP at this point rather than the assessment provider.

  • Emilyb81Emilyb81 Member Posts: 394 Pioneering
    I am not 100% sure at what point you can send in further information? I am sure though that right now I've sent things twice and both times it took 3 weeks to get to the assessment department because their internal mail takes ages so I am thinking if you sent anything in now they would probably of already done the report? :disappointed: so sorry I'm only able to let you know about post times hopefully someone else knows about stages you can send extra info in? Hope you get some helpful advice and hope that your worries are unfounded 🤞😊🙏  to be fair I have seen a lot of people including myself thinking this after the call I wish I'd said this or that so hopefully it's just normal anxiety? Take care and stay safe hun xx
  • Emilyb81Emilyb81 Member Posts: 394 Pioneering
    I hadn't seen someone had already commented about the extra info sorry! My phone is pants it happens a lot! So anyway there you go that's good news and sending it to dwp ASAP is a good idea then :smile: xx
  • Beesmummy798Beesmummy798 Member Posts: 71 Courageous
    @mikehughescq thankyou for commenting. Ive been reading some of the advice you've given before and it's both informative and knowledgeable. The information I had was regarding questions the assessor asked about my previous claim in 2017,  I wasn't given an award and I never took it any further although I should have, but due to stress and poor mental health etc I conceded and accepted the decision. She asked about the change in my medication and a few other things. We didn't expect her to ask questions about that long ago. Plus I have a new care plan. Is it worth giving precise explanations now or no? Your expertise would be greatly appreciated. 
  • Beesmummy798Beesmummy798 Member Posts: 71 Courageous
    @Emilyb81 hi love x
    Thankyou so much for your reply. That makes sense what you said. I'm probably just overthinking with my anxiety. Kicking myself now as I got so upset and couldn't get explanations out. It's a long road. Hope you are well x
  • Emilyb81Emilyb81 Member Posts: 394 Pioneering
    @Beesmummy798 bless you I'm OK I've been trying to stop thinking about this whole pip situation because it's been on my mind for months now and really there's nothing else I can do but wait? I guess I'm closer to getting a decision about the MR now than I was yesterday so that's something 😭🤓🤦🏻‍♀️😂 But thanks for asking how I am it doesn't happen much? I think people instantly regret asking me haha! Anxiety is a complete pain in the [email protected]# because it either causes us to overthink or switch off altogether!! Would be great if we could have a procedure to take that part of our brains out oh and the part that causes depression and pain! But I think I have enough holes and gaps up there already probably not a good idea 😝 anyhoo I really hope you get some peace of mind sooner rather than later! And thankyou again hun have a fab night and week!! 🤗👍😊
  • Emilyb81Emilyb81 Member Posts: 394 Pioneering
    Also just to clarify I meant takes 3 weeks to send to the pip decision makers not assessment department lol xx
  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 6,533 Disability Gamechanger
    Plus I have a new care plan. Is it worth giving precise explanations now or no? Your expertise would be greatly appreciated. 
    Care plans can be useful if they cover areas covered by the descriptors. On the other hand they often don’t say much about the level of care because they’re assessing whether you qualify for the limited resources available and not what you need. So, many people have care plans which don’t reflect their actual needs at all. There’s no right answer. It will depend on the contents. In terms of precise explanations I think it’s very simple. Culturally we tend to give as little detail as possible to DWP. This is usually a mistake. The onus is on you to show entitlement so detail is your friend.
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