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Booboo43
Booboo43

Has anyone Been awarded pip without producing evidence, I didn't get time but my disability is obvious

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Hello,

I've been awarded PIP. Obviously you have seen a doctor or specialist about your disability, taking medication?? This should be ok, thats all the evidence i produced they spoke to my spinal specialist, gp, then i had a health assessment by a nurse

Hi, I was awarded PIP without producing any evidence. Obviously I detailed everything very thoroughly on the form, from symptoms to medications. My difficulties are obvious, though, and I had a home assessment with their 'healthcare professional'. I'm not sure that they even contacted any of my Doctors, but they may have done because I have several Consultants. I did give them a copy of my Social Services Statement of Care Needs, which I guess would've helped. All the best, Will.

Hi Booboo, just jules quickly here

Do you have anyone at home helping you with the application ? If you struggle with it let them know you did. We took a list of the appointments we were attending.

kindest regards

jules

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I was ok doing the form and had my assessment, all evidence what you just mentioned was verbally asked in my interview, she never asked if I'd got papers with me etc, feel gutted now that I might get refused cause of this but my disability is obvious, I can't even walk unaided x

well done Boo and best luck - try not to worry. The system seems very unkind sometimes. Guess its seen as necessary.

Regards

Jules

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shazmill
shazmill in reply to Booboo43

Hi booboo43 my disability is also obvious but I still had to submit consultant and doctor letters. They also asked for care plan as I have carers coming in. I also had a doctor come to my home for an assessment.

If you don't recieve the same as your DLA then appeal and send in the documents then. Hope it goes well

Shaton

shazmill
shazmill in reply to shazmill

Sharon

Booboo43
Booboo43 in reply to shazmill

Have never applied before for anything and didn't get time as got assessment straight away, there sending me the report which I could get tommo or be Tuesday

well done you, just a shame a lot us us on here who are struggling have to fight for it

Booboo43
Booboo43 in reply to Jayney61

Well am being sent the report so hopefully get it Tuesday, but with no back evidence dwp could maybe over tune the assessment, I so hope not

What is pip?

Booboo43
Booboo43 in reply to Gator1433

Same as dvla

Lima6MCT
Lima6MCT in reply to Gator1433

Personal Independence Payment (PIP) is the successor to Disability Living Allowance DLA.

shazmill
shazmill in reply to Gator1433

Personal Independence payment

Nope. I had to fight it through the courts. Had help from Citizens Advice. It all started when I doubted and questioned the way the assessment was done.

Why what happened during assessment

It seemed to be a farce. My disability is my mobility, depression and anxiety.

The interviewer just didnt seem with it. When the assessment was put forwards. There seemed to be answers that didnt match up with what i had said that day

metalbones16 you have discovered the destructive powers of DWP. Cut people's benefits and save millions

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Booboo43
Booboo43 in reply to Bananas5

?

Bananas5
Bananas5 in reply to Booboo43

Yup. When they decided to close DLA and introduce PIP they planned to save 20% of the bill. So change criteria. Changed the number of points awarded so you needed more to qualify.

No one gets ligetime award anymore. All have to keep being reassessed even with permanent disabilities

Just made it harder in general.

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Booboo43
Booboo43 in reply to Bananas5

Yeah have read about that, my step dad is still on dvla, this is first time for me claiming anything

Bananas5
Bananas5 in reply to Booboo43

I had a lifetime awarded back in 1997. It was changed to indefinite about 5 years ago when Tories came in. Now like everyone else I have to change to PIP and apply when called forward.

Supposed to be this coming year but who knows? As I live abroad now I wonder if they will do a home visit!!!

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Booboo43
Booboo43 in reply to Bananas5

Oh my gosh, wonder if that would effect you claim and funny enough I think this coming year is when my step dad will be called, well postman been, no report today. Hope it comes Tuesday

Bananas5
Bananas5 in reply to Booboo43

No but I can't claim the mobility part.

Your step Dad will likely be in the same group as most of us. A long time claimant.

Envelope will land when you are least expecting it. Guess the are all on reduced man power over the holidays.

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Booboo43
Booboo43 in reply to Bananas5

Yeah they'd only gone back the day I called, my report as obviously been sent second class lol

Booboo, I'm a little confused; when you received the form to fill in, presumably you filled it in?? Why didn't you send any evidence with it when you returnedit to the DWP?? It's from this and what you write on the form that guides them to either award PIP straight away or invite you for an assessment. You're not really encouraged to take all your medical evidence to the assessment because the assessor is only the 'messenger', albeit usually a rubbish one!! There were many inaccuracies on mine so I went to MR and then onto tribunal but that's not really relevant for you at the moment!

Like I say, why didn't you send in your evidence with the form??

RJC xx

Booboo43
Booboo43 in reply to RAYJAYC

They rang me to go to appointment next morning, was really quick

RAYJAYC
RAYJAYC in reply to Booboo43

So you didn't fill in a form, they just invited you to the assessment??

Booboo43
Booboo43 in reply to RAYJAYC

Yes but it's first time I ever done this and I thought they wrote to professional people, oh dear, live n learn

RAYJAYC
RAYJAYC in reply to Booboo43

Oh I see! I know it's too late now but with any disability benefits forms, they always ask you to send in medical evidence to 'back up' what you've written.

It may be that if your disability is as obvious as you say, the assessor will have noted this and he/she gave you enough (recommended enough) points for you to qualify anyway!

You'll know when you get your decision letter (actually you'll know from the copy of the assessment record because the assessor gives their opinion of how many points you should get for each section and you can look online to see what your total equates to on the award 'scale'!!)

If you don't get what you believe you should, you can request a Mandatory Reconsideration so don't be thinking that that's that!! 😊 THEN is the time to send in your medical evidence!!

Good luck....

RJC x

Booboo43
Booboo43 in reply to RAYJAYC

It is obvious, i can't walk unaided, a report is being sent to me, hoping to get it Tuesday, I requested it, will it till me much even though I have learnt that the department can change it

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