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Pip evidence for assessment

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Rosienelly1
Rosienelly1 Community member Posts: 12 Connected
edited July 2022 in PIP, DLA, and AA
Hi
 I’m new to the group I’ve got my telephone assessment next week and I’m worried I’ve not sent enough documentation in I’ve sent 
scan,X-ray photos appointments letters off the pain clinic copy of all my conditions off the gp only in one of these letter it dose says I’m guarding walking I’m on morphine patches and lots of other medication 
I've scoliosis with degeneration disk disease and osteoarthritis all of the spine hospital have given me a tens machine and a walking stick  
My Gp  won’t do letters  for pip 
just really worried hope some thinks this is enough 

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  • Alex_Alumni
    Alex_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,561 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hello and welcome @Rosienelly1 I think what you've sent in is enough to help inform the decision. 

    How are you feeling about the assessment?

    Can I ask if you will you have notes or a diary to refer to in the assessment? At this stage it's important that you can explain how your conditions impact on your ability to carry out each of the PIP descriptors. If you can write down some examples of things that have happened in real life, when you tried to do something listed in the descriptors, and what happened as a result. 

    Does that make sense? :)
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  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
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    Don’t worry about the absence of a letter from your GP. They are seldom helpful. Your GP doesn’t see you trying to cook a meal, getting in and of a bath etc. A GP can, generally, only confirmed what you have been diagnosed with. Your other information will confirm this. PIP is in any case not about what illnesses you have but about the difficulties you have carrying out the PIP activities on the majority of days, you are the best person to explain this.
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  • Rosienelly1
    Rosienelly1 Community member Posts: 12 Connected
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    Thank you both I’m just so stressed about it I’ve made notes of my everyday needs xx
  • Alex_Alumni
    Alex_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,561 Disability Gamechanger
    edited July 2022
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    That's okay :) What's causing you stress about them @Rosienelly1?
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  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,964 Disability Gamechanger
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    All I sent was my prescription print out and my ot assessment report and I was successful the important evidence is your own examples 
  • Rosienelly1
    Rosienelly1 Community member Posts: 12 Connected
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    I was due the assessment 2 weeks ago they cancelled 30 minutes before hand so hopefully it’s goes ahead next week 

  • Alex_Alumni
    Alex_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,561 Disability Gamechanger
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    I hope so @Rosienelly1 keep us updated, and if anything comes up in the meantime let us know.
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  • thara9643
    thara9643 Posts: 69 Connected
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    I mailed them a few photocopies of my old appointment letters. I also sent paper copies of my school reports. I included some coloured photos of me walking as well. 
  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 7,982 Disability Gamechanger
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    Thanks for sharing this with us @thara9643. How did that go for you?  :)
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