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TOPIC: PIP claim and evidence

PIP claim and evidence 8 months 3 weeks ago #153785

Hi, have done my homework as per the last entry by bro58 :) Now, this afternoon I am speaking to my GP about my conditions. I plan to start my PIP claim next monday (procrastinator that I am) but should I tell my GP today of my plans of claiming PIP or is it too early. I am hoping that if I am asked later down the line to participate in a face to face Atos centre assessment my GP will support me in that I need a home visit. Should I put this to my GP today or wait until my claim is all in the process
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PIP claim and evidence 8 months 3 weeks ago #153791

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Cruella wrote:
Hi, have done my homework as per the last entry by bro58 :) Now, this afternoon I am speaking to my GP about my conditions. I plan to start my PIP claim next monday (procrastinator that I am) but should I tell my GP today of my plans of claiming PIP or is it too early. I am hoping that if I am asked later down the line to participate in a face to face Atos centre assessment my GP will support me in that I need a home visit. Should I put this to my GP today or wait until my claim is all in the process

Hi C,

If you are to request a Home Assessment you should do so formally in writing explaining why you require one and why you could not make the return trip to/from a PIP Consultations Centre.

You could do this on a separate A4 page and include it with your PIP 2 Form.

If you can also obtain a letter supporting a Home Assessment from your G.P. explaining why your limitations dictate that you require one, I would also attach copy of that to the A4 page to be sent with The PIP 2 Form.

It is far better to get this request in as early as possible in the process rather than waiting for them to potentially arrange a F2F at one of their Centres then having to fight that !!

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PIP claim and evidence 8 months 3 weeks ago #153802

Not sure whether my last post went or not. If I started the PIP claim next monday, how long would it be before I received the PIP2. I assume I have a fair bit if time to get that letter from my GP supporting my need for a home visit, only today I am meant to be talking to her about my treatment and I am not sure whether there will be time to talk about that letter
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PIP claim and evidence 8 months 3 weeks ago #153805

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Cruella wrote:
Not sure whether my last post went or not. If I started the PIP claim next monday, how long would it be before I received the PIP2. I assume I have a fair bit if time to get that letter from my GP supporting my need for a home visit, only today I am meant to be talking to her about my treatment and I am not sure whether there will be time to talk about that letter

It normally takes about seven days for the claimant to receive the PIP2 and they will have four weeks to complete and return it.

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PIP claim and evidence 8 months 3 weeks ago #153806

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Cruella wrote:
Not sure whether my last post went or not. If I started the PIP claim next monday, how long would it be before I received the PIP2. I assume I have a fair bit if time to get that letter from my GP supporting my need for a home visit, only today I am meant to be talking to her about my treatment and I am not sure whether there will be time to talk about that letter

Hi C,

See your other post and my response above !! :silly:

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PIP claim and evidence 8 months 3 weeks ago #153809

Also as discussed prev with Gordon, I was ill advised by the DWP regarding eligibility for Contrib Based ESA. The advisors back in 2014 failed to inform me of special rules for carers. I have found this out myself just recently by reading legislation. I was eligible then but am not now. If I got a fit note and backdated it to Dec , then I would meet one condition but not the other. So I assume there is no point. I assume my claiming with a note saying about the ill advice back in 2014 would not get me anywhere. Just double checking as I am speaking to my doctor shortly and have the opportunity to ask for a fit note
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