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Have I messed up my claim??

piphelppiphelp Member Posts: 19 Connected
edited August 2020 in PIP, DLA and AA
I put my claim in for pip a few week ago and I realised I didn’t explain the impact of one of my conditions anywhere. 
I mentioned my chronic migraines and cluster headaches (I’m under neurologist for them) where it asks about conditions but I didn’t actually refer to them on any page. I was having a rare pain-free day when I did the form and focussed on my other conditions but the last few days I was in bed all day because they were so bad and it reminded me the impact they had. 
My other conditions impact my just as much and as frequently and with the same result in most areas but I just didn’t add any info about the impact of my cluster headaches.

For a few different reasons I’ve requested a paper based assessment and provided evidence supporting why I need it.

As I’ve missed out giving any info on my headaches are they going to think it’s strange and be more likely to need an assessment? I’m such an idiot 

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,841 Disability Gamechanger
    HI,

    If those headaches affect you in the same way as other conditions then don't worry about it. Before Covid19 most people had face to face assessments but now those assessments are suspended most people are having telephone assessments. Paper based ones are rare, even during Covid. My advice would be to expect a telephone assessment and this way if the appointment date does arrive then you won't be too shocked.

    Good luck.
    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.
  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 7,089 Disability Gamechanger
    As you’ve not even had an assessment yet there is nothing to stop you sending in this information now. 
  • piphelppiphelp Member Posts: 19 Connected
    Thank you how is the best way to send it just write some extra points for each question with the heading and post it to them? 

    Is there a possibility of refusing a telephone assessment? What would happen? I can’t use the phone at all. I would not even speak to my mother on it (not that she would ever call or even has my number lol). I can’t use the phone at all and I made this very clear in my forms. 

    If they’re unable to do a paper based and accept that I can’t use the phone will they just put me on a list to eventually have a face to face when they reopen? 
  • piphelppiphelp Member Posts: 19 Connected
    Also does anyone know if the process is generally moving quicker at the moment? My form was scanned onto the system less than 24 hours after I sent it! 
  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 7,089 Disability Gamechanger
    Extra sheets with your name and NI number on each page with a letter asking them to link it to the claim made on whatever date. Write out the questions you think you answered incompletely and write out the answers you think you should have given. 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,841 Disability Gamechanger
    if you only sent the form a few weeks ago then you could be waiting a while yet. If a paper based assessment can't be done and you can't use the phone then you may have to wait until the face to face assessments are back on again but who knows how long that will be.

    A successful claim can potentially take several months.
    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.
  • bubster20bubster20 Member Posts: 8 Connected
    Hi @piphelp, are your CH chronic or episodic? 
  • piphelppiphelp Member Posts: 19 Connected
    I’ve been told they are episodic @bubster20 but honestly I feel that’s wrong - I can’t remember when I last went more than a week without trouble. 


  • piphelppiphelp Member Posts: 19 Connected
    I just want to update to say I am so shocked and surprised but I have a decision already and it is good news! Got standard care enhanced mobility! I do think maybe it should be the other way around but I’m so very happy I didn’t mess everything up! 

    From when I send my forms back to now having a decision has been less than 1 month I think this is the fastest turnaround ever! 
  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 11,970 Disability Gamechanger
    GREAT NEWS @piphelpthats sure is a quick turnaround
  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Posts: 4,610

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    Hi @piphelp and thanks for letting us know the good news, I'm very happy for you :) 
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  • chiariedschiarieds Community Co-Production Group Posts: 10,104 Disability Gamechanger
    Congratulations @piphelp - that's so good to hear, & so fast a result! I'm so pleased you were awarded. :)
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,653 Disability Gamechanger
    Really happy for you @piphelp
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