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PIP REVIEW QUESTIONS

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livonia
livonia Community member Posts: 75 Courageous
Hello,  I have a couple of queries please as have never done a pip renewal.

Firstly I have seen an nhs ot this year and have some more aids and she requested council (landlord) to do some minor adaptations.  which are complete. 
No report but do have letters/emails/full list of aids prescribed.  Is that enough to send as evidence.  as most up to date. 

 I have a housing needs form from social services ot  but that is feb last year which is ok but her original reports are old now 2020/21 and i didn't think i should send those as they contradict things now and some of her wording says i need support in one place and then contradicts herself in another (she seemed to use an old report and typed over and forgot delete some text I did try to get it amended... she did some but not all  and wasn't happy either.... So I assume that would be wise just send the Housing Needs...  which confirms need for level access , wet room etc.?  She does unfortunately mention i have a car - tho since she wrote that i rarely drive - not driven prob for three months.. dwp did know I drove when i could to short distances last time though.  my daughter tends to use my car to drive me to med appointments.

I am on waiting list for social services ot to come out regards bathroom and front access adaptations as will be expensive (shower is in wrong position done by a previous tenant and they just refuse to move it for me due to cost even tho nhs ot requested it.  (county council ot have to do the needs statement) .  I am trying keep review as simple as i can with all the complexities of physical and mental health.  Luckily I have a relative who can do all this typing for me....emails, these posts etc. 

Medical evidence from records - I was going to print off and paste into one document the relevant parts of my medical history and mark them where I am mentioning  meds (higher dose) I was not going to send it all as would be far too much. A few conditions still exist but don't show on summary so restless legs is confirmed by gp earlier this year saying longstanding problem etc... so again was going to paste this out as I don't have time to request gp (difficult to ask really) to put it back on the list (i think it must not be a 'significant' one and it drops off -  is this acceptable to do this .  I have nhs number etc and it does say extract..  
also i had extreme fatigue recorded last time but now have (only just) a clinical diagnosis of CFS but I already had Fibromyalgia diagnosis last time so i still have fatigue and pain etc.  so not sure how to explain that ...   It really formalises what I already knew my new doc has read all the new criteria etc.   
 My summary doc shows this diagnosis now . 

Sorry for the essay... would be so grateful if anyone has advice please.     

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,197 Disability Gamechanger
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    Your diagnosis makes no difference to a PIP claim anyway because it's not about a diagnosis and this isn't usually in question anyway.
    I would personally only send the evidence if it's relevent and states exactly how your conditions affect you against the PIP descriptors.
    For my PIP review i did send a letter from my OT which explained the adaptions/aids that i had installed.
    livonia said:


    Medical evidence from records - I was going to print off and paste into one document the relevant parts of my medical history and mark them where I am mentioning  meds (higher dose) I was not going to send it all as would be far too much.

    I wouldn't advise you to do that because they may wonder why you did that, rather than send the whole document.
    One thing you haven't mentioned here are the real world incidents, which are the most important thing. Include a couple of real world incidents of exactly what happened the last time you attempted each activity that applies to you.
    Adding detailed information such as where you were, what exacetly happened, did anyone see it and what the consequences were. You should aim for at least half an A4 side of paper per descriptor that applies.

    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
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