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Can you send in medical evidence before receiving decision letter?

sidkab
sidkab Member Posts: 7 Listener
edited June 9 in PIP, DLA, and AA
Can you send in medical evidence or GP letter before receiving decision letter and are appointment letters classified as medical evidence?

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  • Ross_Scope
    Ross_Scope Posts: 5,416

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    edited June 8
    Hi @sidkab

    Which benefit are you referring to here? What benefit did you have an assessment for? 

    There's never any harm in sending in further evidence, but I'd ensure that whatever you send is useful in helping you secure your award. A letter from a GP shouldn't just confirm your diagnosis, but also explain how it impacts you in relation to the descriptors for the benefit.

    Regarding appointment letters, I'm uncertain how worthwhile sending it in would be, because it doesn't tell the assessor much about how your condition impacts you.
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  • sidkab
    sidkab Member Posts: 7 Listener
    It’s regarding PIP benefit 
  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community Co-Production Group Posts: 11,042 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @sidkab - just to say you are asked not to send in appointment letters as evidence for PIP.
  • Ross_Scope
    Ross_Scope Posts: 5,416

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    Thanks @chiarieds :) 
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  • mikehughescq
    mikehughescq Member Posts: 7,809 Disability Gamechanger
    Evidence is anything. It can be verbal, paper, photographic or whatever. DWP advice to not send in appointment letters is unhelpful in the extreme. By themselves they are illustrative of nothing. Cumulative impact must always be considered though. 
  • sidkab
    sidkab Member Posts: 7 Listener
    Oh okay thanks I will just get doctors letters regarding impact of illnesses at the moment I’m just trying to collect information for MR although I haven’t got decision yet only assessment report 

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