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medical proof. My GP said not to worry, and that they'll ring him instead. Will they accept that?

9tl4b9tl4b Member Posts: 20 Listener
edited July 1 in PIP, DLA and AA
 .hello can any one help me ia m at my wits end.i have a pip review form to send in i hav 2 supported letters one from my husband and one from my son who is a social worker and works with vunerable people ,my worry is that i rang my docter about evidence he said dont worry sen d off what evidence u hav and they will ring me and i will tell them what they need to know but iam so anixious they will not accept that 

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  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 11,201 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi there 

    You don't need to send anything from your gp unless it clearly states how you are affected on a day to day doing the activities 

    This won't be the case as your gp doesn't see you doing the tasks 

    The supporting letters will be better evidence 

    If its a review they will already have evidence that you sent before 
  • 9tl4b9tl4b Member Posts: 20 Listener
    thank u so much for ur helpful reply .
  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Posts: 4,186

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    Hello @9tl4b

    I hope you are doing okay this morning, sorry to hear the PIP review is causing you anxiety, do you have techniques in place to effectively manage your anxiety when the levels rise? 

    I hope the reply from Jane has helped you relax a bit, as mentioned a letter from your GP isn't a necessity at all unless it clearly describes your condition in relation to the PIP descriptors, and that's rarely the case. The supporting letters sound good.
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  • 9tl4b9tl4b Member Posts: 20 Listener
    thank u ross i have suffered with mental health issues for years and with this issues or any thing else comes my way any proplem and i find it hard to cope ,iam hoping everythin will be ok with pip .
  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Posts: 4,186

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    I hope so too @9tl4b. Remember that if you do ever find it harder to cope you should speak with your GP to see if there is any support they can offer you. You could also read this page from Mind which offers some useful coping techniques.
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  • 9tl4b9tl4b Member Posts: 20 Listener
    thank u so much
  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 6,628 Disability Gamechanger
    The worrying thing here is that your GP is about 8 years out of date. DWP ceased to routinely request medical reports from GPs when PIP was introduced. Good to know your GP is on the ball and hasn't even noticed. Did they think there were just less disabled patients on the books or something. 

    I would also be very wary of using evidence from your son.
    - is he your carer?
    - does his evidence direct itself directly to the 12 descriptors or does it talk about what he does? The latter is a mistake as it's talking about care you get as opposed to care you need which may be at a much higher level. 
  • 9tl4b9tl4b Member Posts: 20 Listener
    no mchance of wiy son is not my carer after reading ur reply ithink i hav no chance of keepin my pip
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing team Posts: 8,001

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    Please don't feel disheartened @9tl4b, lots of people successfully claim PIP without evidence from their GP, even if the DWP don't call them for a report. 
    Have you sent your forms and the supporting letters from your husband and son back?
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  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 11,201 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi there and welcome to the community 

    I have been awarded pip twice now without anything from my gp apart from  prescription list 

    Don't feel you will fail you have the assessment to put your case across the best evidence is your own
  • woodbinewoodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 4,512 Disability Gamechanger
    I agree with Jane and also with Mike, I don't think anything Mike said should lead you to believe you will lose your PIP, he's right they don't contact your GP and take little notice of any "supporting" evidence from a GP, they might know all about your illness but not how it/they affect your everyday life.
    A well completed application after research about the PIP descriptors are what is needed most.
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  • 9tl4b9tl4b Member Posts: 20 Listener
    thank u woodbine i just feel like not getting out of bed till i get the brown envelope 

  • 9tl4b9tl4b Member Posts: 20 Listener
    yes i have sent form away to them its been years since they sent be for an  assement hope they dont this time 


  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 6,628 Disability Gamechanger
    woodbine said:
    I don't think anything Mike said should lead you to believe you will lose your PIP,…
    A well completed application after research about the PIP descriptors are what is needed most.
    Absolutely spot on. 
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