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I read that you can email extra information to PIP. If so, what's the email address?

gerrys6
gerrys6 Member Posts: 120 Courageous
edited October 2021 in PIP, DLA, and AA
Hi all I read somewhere (I think on here) that you can email extra information into pip? If so does anyone know the email address? I need to add some more medication and illnesses to my pip review that i sent back in July. It’s not been dealt with as yet I presume as I’ve not heard anymore . 

Comments

  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 15,042 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi there 

    You are better off sending it through the post 

    Also the additional illness need to have been there for at least 3 months prior to review and expected to last another 9 months

    If you send extra info make sure you put your name and ni number on all pages 

    I don't know the email address though I do think there is one 
  • calcotti
    calcotti Member Posts: 5,266 Disability Gamechanger
    edited October 2021
    As far as I know you cannot email anything to PIP.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • gerrys6
    gerrys6 Member Posts: 120 Courageous
    I think there is an email but it’s not very widely publicised. So much so that it’s very hard to find the email address!!. 
    But since my review form hasn’t been logged (I expect) won’t it be easy for my extra information to  just go missing?? 
  • calcotti
    calcotti Member Posts: 5,266 Disability Gamechanger
    edited October 2021
    gerrys6 said:
    I think there is an email but it’s not very widely publicised. So much so that it’s very hard to find the email address!!. 
    But since my review form hasn’t been logged (I expect) won’t it be easy for my extra information to  just go missing?? 
    Provided you make sure that every page has your name and NI number on it then it should find it’s way to your file. Include a covering letter saying you are enclosing additional information in support of the review form you recently returned. If things are scanned sequentially by the time the new evidence is scanned and added the review form will already be on file.

    Frankly, even if you could find an email address, I'd have less confidence in anything sent that way reaching your file.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 28,349 Disability Gamechanger
    Is the extra information relevant? does the information about your illnesses state exactly how your conditions affect you? If it doesn't then you need to think is it worth sending it in.
  • gerrys6
    gerrys6 Member Posts: 120 Courageous
    edited October 2021
    I’m on stronger painkillers which affect me for longer 
  • mikehughescq
    mikehughescq Posts: 8,838 Connected
    edited October 2021
    So, no, not relevant. 

    There is an email address but it’s use is confined to the low number of people currently invited/accepted as capable of applying online. If you’ve not been invited to apply online then you don’t get access to the email address. Simple as that.

    Anyone caught publicly distributing that email address right now would have a lot of explaining to do and would do a considerable amount of damage.

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