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Filling out pip need help

charlie79charlie79 Member Posts: 203 Pioneering
I have overwhelming evidence for my pip review form, but difficulty on one quesestion able to make a journey. On my original pip claim I could go to the Dr's only with 2 trusted friends who care for me and only in back of car of trusted friend. No other journeys but since 2018 I have had all medical slam and support services in my home as it is to overwhelming to leave front door. How do I word this I have cpn letter Dr's letter and carers and support workers letter stating I am house bound and have home apts. Due to significant reasons and I am unable to leave my flat. Its just on the frm how to write it I'm stuck

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  • April2018momApril2018mom Posts: 2,869 Member
    edited September 2019
    Hello @charlie79!
    These are my top tips for everyone filling out a PIP form:
    1-Answer all the questions honestly. Use the spare boxes to give them more information on your impairments too. Remember they do not know, it is up to you to tell them what the nature of your condition is and how you are affected by it. Consider help needed as well. Give examples to support your application form. 
    2- Do not stress. Don’t be afraid to ask for help if needed. Do you have a social worker or not? Get him or her to check you have answered all the questions properly. Take breaks from time to time to rest your hands and brain.
    3- What do you require assistance with? Before you start, my advice is to spend some time thinking about what you find hard and make a list that you can refer to as you fill out the form. Read the descriptors carefully. Take a look at this info booklet. It contains a list of activities plus tips for claimants.  
    https://blesma.org/media/440839/blesma-pip-hints-and-tips.pdf
    4-Gather as much evidence as needed. Make photocopies of letters from specialists and therapists and mail them off with the claim form. I suggest you also use the diary to help you (you don’t have to send that off however). Think of it like a dreaded exam paper that may help. 
  • charlie79charlie79 Member Posts: 203 Pioneering
    I have brilliant evidence my cpn given detailed letter my support worker doctor and carer all detailed in depth. When I originally applied I was homeless breaking down severe ptsd and lots of other mental illnesses related to a gang rape and other bad things. I was initially visiting doctor on rare occasion whilst waiting support services. I was housed in a flat by council private landlord in a flat. Even though initially was vising doctors it took 2 carers my trusted friends and only in there car it was very traumatic for them and overwhelming and psychologically deteriating each time for me. After received pip I had a support worker allocated and slam cpn appointed all home visits as I'm terrified of leaving front door. I have flashbacks hallucinations from rape. How do i word ut
  • April2018momApril2018mom Posts: 2,869 Member
    edited September 2019
    Is this for a appeal? If so, make sure to refer to the PIP descriptors for question number eleven that is about communicating with other people like shopkeepers etc in your letter. 
    https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/benefits/sick-or-disabled-people-and-carers/pip/help-with-your-claim/fill-in-form/11-mixing-with-other-people/
    Tell them about your good and bad days. Explain why you struggle to trust others as well. Briefly mention the crimes that happened to you. Be honest as much as possible. Describe other debilitating symptoms like panic attacks, confusion or anxiety. Say you are experiencing flashbacks from being sexually abused. Remember that this question is only partially about learning difficulties, it also is about your mental health.
    Use the boxes to provide examples. 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 23,164 Disability Gamechanger
    Engaging with others isn't just about mental health, those with learning disabilites and ASD can also receive points for the descriptor. My daughter has both and scored 4 points for this activity.

    Do be aware that sending huge amounts of evidence may not help your claim because they'll most likely not read through all that evidence. Less is often more.
    Proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice I have given to members here on the community.
  • charlie79charlie79 Member Posts: 203 Pioneering
    Hi April no it isn't an appeal just a review. All my esa and pip are usually paperbased as always hadsufficeint evidence. Hi poppy123456 I understand my evidence is not long prices just cpn report one page support letter from lookahead services and carers letter all letters are one page but written with all relevant information to back everything answered on form. Dr has also written support lettet
  • charlie79charlie79 Member Posts: 203 Pioneering
    When I originally applied for pip I could make occasional journey to Dr's with aid of carer and travel in her car only it had blackout windows. But due to it causing significant distress and my mental health all medical support and other services have to come to my home. It's difficult because it's the review so how do i explain the change
  • david235david235 Member Posts: 170 Pioneering
    I agree with @poppy123456 's suggestion not to send huge amounts of evidence - keep it to what is directly relevant to your claim. You hear of people sending through long lists of test results and even sometimes copies of scans - it is difficult to see how this information is directly relevant to benefit entitlement and it may well not be looked at. You might hide the good parts of your claim amongst a lot of material of questionable relevance. Less is truly often more.

    A further suggestion: refer directly to the supporting evidence in your submission when appropriate. If, for example, you have a bladder problem and you have enclosed a copy of the most recent letter from your consultant to your GP which summarises the current position, you could write something like: "My bladder problems lead to constant leakage and complete loss of continence approximately once per week (see page 2 of the letter from Dr Smith dated 15 October 2018 for more details)".
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 23,164 Disability Gamechanger
    Just tell it exactly how it is. Also add some examples of what happened the last time you attempted that activity.  For example, the last time you went out, did anything happen? if so what happened and who was with you? You don't need to explain here just on the form (or extra sheets)

    What award do you currently have?
    Proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice I have given to members here on the community.
  • charlie79charlie79 Member Posts: 203 Pioneering
    I have enhanced. I have done what you said basically put what aids I needed and why impact it had and all apts are home visits. It's written in cpn letter and all other evidence I am housebound and can't leave flat
  • charlie79charlie79 Member Posts: 203 Pioneering
    Sorry poppy I meant enhanced daily living pip but not mobility 
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