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Pip do they request medical information

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jameswhite02
jameswhite02 Community member Posts: 2 Listener
Hello

I had my pip assessment on Tuesday. With my application I supplied a letter from my psychiatrist saying I was under his care, along with perscriptions and a letter stating I have a care plan. Do they normally contact health professionals?

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  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,964 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi and welcome to the community 

    They don't often contact them but it isn't unknown for them to do so 

    The onus is on the applicant to provide evidence however it is only if it is relevant and details how your condition affects you against the descriptors 

    Medical professionals dint see you bathing , cooking , dressing,  toileting etc 
  • MarkM88
    MarkM88 Community member Posts: 3,127 Connected
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    It’s very rare, it’s your responsibility to provide whatever evidence you believe will be helpful to your application. 
  • Alex_Alumni
    Alex_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,561 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hello @jameswhite02 welcome to the community :)

    Well done for getting through the assessment on Tuesday, that's often the hardest part. How do you feel about it all?

    And if you do need a hand with anything else then let us know, we're here to support you.

    Alex
    Online Community Coordinator
    Scope

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  • jameswhite02
    jameswhite02 Community member Posts: 2 Listener
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    Hello,

    My GP said that the Assessor asked the GP to fill in a form. What is this form? Thanks
  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
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    It’s a form DWP sometimes send to GPS to gather more information about your health conditions.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
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