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TOPIC: PIP claim and evidence

PIP claim and evidence 8 months 3 weeks ago #153880

Sorry, going round in circles, forgetting little bits of info and getting all confused. Just had a read through all my questions and answers. Think I 'm on top of it all now
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PIP claim and evidence 8 months 3 weeks ago #153881

bro58
I wanted my GP to do that letter re home medical assessment need for PIP but it was impossible today to push, she seemed in a hurry and I had no chance! Think I will have to try her another day. Thank goodness for all your useful tips on here. I never realised how complicated and painful these benefit claims can be. :blush: the blushing face is high blood pressure face at the thought of all the claim process to come lol
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PIP claim and evidence 8 months 3 weeks ago #153882

Margaret
Thank you for your kind words. I was offered victim support , maybe I should accept it. Take care yourself x
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PIP claim and evidence 8 months 3 weeks ago #153978

Hi,
I need to start thinking about gathering evidence. The health problem (I have only really just recently gone into depth with my GP by sending a letter) needs some evidence. Would my letter to the GP count. My GP is using my letter to go with her letter for a mental health team referral. Should I try to get a copy of the referral letter or is that not sufficient. My other health conditions go back years to a time when I did attend doctor/hospital appointments, these are old and prob archived so I am wondering how long it would take if I wanted copies for evidence.
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PIP claim and evidence 8 months 3 weeks ago #153979

Also I am not sure I can face looking back at my old medical records. There is much in there that has contributed to my mental health problems I have now . But I assume that it is totally necessary to give my PIP claim weight
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PIP claim and evidence 8 months 3 weeks ago #154007

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Cruella wrote:
Hi,
I need to start thinking about gathering evidence. The health problem (I have only really just recently gone into depth with my GP by sending a letter) needs some evidence. Would my letter to the GP count. My GP is using my letter to go with her letter for a mental health team referral. Should I try to get a copy of the referral letter or is that not sufficient. My other health conditions go back years to a time when I did attend doctor/hospital appointments, these are old and prob archived so I am wondering how long it would take if I wanted copies for evidence.

You can send what evidence you want!

Your letter, I would assume, only details what you would include in a PIP2 anyway. A referral letter would be useful as it would suggest that your GP believes that you need extra assistance.

Any hospital treatment you have had should have been reported back to your GP Practice and should be available as part of the patient records they keep, you can make a request to see these. See

Requesting your medical records

Charging for medical records

Although the practice have 40 calendar days to provide the information in most cases it is available in about a week.

Gordon
Nothing on this board constitutes legal advice - always consult a professional about specific problems
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