I rang the Independent Assessment Services today as I sent my wife’s PIP form back 9 weeks ago and hadn’t heard anything. They said they we’re looking at a paper based assessment and that they were trying to contact my wife’s specialist palliative nurse and her GP via the telephone (even though the GP wrote an excellent supporting letter)
When I originally sent her PIP form back I included 24 pages of evidence with letters stating she had painful spasms coming from her spine into all four limbs, that she was unable to use her hands due to severe nerve pain (Hyperphathia) and that she had pain on any movement, the last couple of letters confirmed she was bed-bound. I would have thought they would have had enough evidence without contacting anyone.
I was hoping you guys might be able to shed some light on what the assessor might be up to?
I’m also worried what will happen if they can’t get in contacting with anyone.
Thanks in advance for your help
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