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Support letters pport letters from people who know

jinnty Member Posts: 48 Connected
Hello, I sincerely hope that everyone is safe and well as can be. Loving the new look, amazing. 

Okay, to my question, does DWP, accept supporting letters from family and friends, or does this not make any difference? The reason why I’m asking is, in Scotland, when our gov, takes full control over PIP, they have stated that, there will be a lot fewer F2F assessments, and supporting letters from people who know you, will be accepted as a form of evidence. At the moment, current PIP, doesn’t fully start transferring over until next summer, and I’m due for review well before then, and I don’t know if the DWP, are allowing these  letters as well. DWP, are also claiming that things within their department, are now starting to be more “caring”, in dealing with claimants, doubt it, but will see. 
Thank you for taking the time to read a longish post. 
Take care and stay safe and well as you can be. 


  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 25,571 Disability Gamechanger
    No harm in sending the letters but you need to ask yourself, how well do they actually know you. The letters would need to state exactly how you're affected against the PIP descriptors.
    The best person to know this is yourself. A couple of real world examples per descriptor that applies. Include information such as where you were, what exactly happened, did anyone see it and what the consequences were.
  • jinnty
    jinnty Member Posts: 48 Connected
     [email protected],
    Thank you for your advice, yes I understand what you mean. Full apologies for the bad intro above. Didn't notice. 


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