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TOPIC: Buried Alive - The PIP Sequel!

Buried Alive - The PIP Sequel! 3 months 1 week ago #166643

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Pete

There is no requirement for you to give advanced warning that you will be cancelling the PIP appointment, you can ring up 5 minutes before the time it is supposed to start if you want, in fact you don't have to ring at all.

As I understand it from your posts you will be seeing your advocate on the morning of your ESA assessment and the PIP one is currently two days later? So speak to you advocate when you see them, to see if they can attend the PIP one as well and if they can when they would be available to do it, then you can ring the Assessment Provider for your PIP assessment and re-arrange, it's unlikely that they will allow you to book more than three weeks after the day that you ring them.

Gordon
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Buried Alive - The PIP Sequel! 3 months 1 week ago #166654

Thanxs Gordon for alleviating my worst fears. Sorry I posted in a blind panic. Can see its simple, just ask advocate on morning of ESA appt, but didn't really want to be doing anything other than concentrating on ESA on ESA Dday. Just adds more pressure on the day. The fact I can call to cancel pip on the pip day appt is a big relief! Just for interest though, you say for pip I don't even have to ring them at all, what would happen then, would they send another date or would they just send pip claim back to DWP as a no show?
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Buried Alive - The PIP Sequel! 3 months 1 week ago #166657

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Porthole Pete wrote:
Thanxs Gordon for alleviating my worst fears. Sorry I posted in a blind panic. Can see its simple, just ask advocate on morning of ESA appt, but didn't really want to be doing anything other than concentrating on ESA on ESA Dday. Just adds more pressure on the day. The fact I can call to cancel pip on the pip day appt is a big relief! Just for interest though, you say for pip I don't even have to ring them at all, what would happen then, would they send another date or would they just send pip claim back to DWP as a no show?

I don't recommend it but providing it is your first PIP appointment they should send you a second one. If it is the second appointment then you will have to attend or you risk your claim being closed.

Gordon
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Buried Alive - The PIP Sequel! 3 months 1 week ago #166671

Oh no Gordon got no intention o doin something so stupid. Don't know why I asked really, ha! So to drill it into me thick bonce, I can ring and rearrange pip assessment with as little as only five mins to touch down!?! Seems like Xmas! Still don't think they read anything I wrote on the form, reply sending me for assessment came back far too quick. Anyway thanx agen!
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Buried Alive - The PIP Sequel! 3 months 1 week ago #166675

hi P.pete,.
just want to wish you good luck on your esa assessment ,i had mine back in january and i suffer mental health as well as physical , i was lucky enough to have a understanding assessor that listened and didnt rush me in answering questions as i was breaking down every now and then ,and he give me some water and told me to take my time and take deep breaths, he realy was great in fairness, nothing like the witch i had in my pip assessment ,.lol.,, was firstly put in the wrag group but i asked for a MR and was then put in the support group ,, ,do hope you get through it ok,,all the best , do let us know how you get on ,
alison, :)
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Buried Alive - The PIP Sequel! 3 months 1 week ago #166715

Aw thank u Alison. I have to say I am not expecting a good kind assessor. Unless they from out of town they will probably be like the rest o the folk from round this area, mean minded. Not nice to say I know but seems to be true. I must admit it was only earlier today I thought I might be better off with a male assessor. Just a thought that came into my head for some reason, so it's interesting to hear ur experience. Anyway thanx again for good wishes it's really very kind o you. Regards PP
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