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TOPIC: Buried Alive - The PIP Sequel!

Buried Alive - The PIP Sequel! 2 months 3 weeks ago #168037

  • Gordon
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Porthole Pete wrote:
Hello, hope you all ok.

I have been reading all about the appeal process. Have also gone thru the PIP Guide again. Could you kindly tell me if 'PA4 medical consultation report' mentioned on p70 of the guide is the very same thing as the 'assessment report' mentioned on p76? I am wanting to ask for a copy of the assessment report and just needed this clearing up before I ring them. Also could you tell me if there is anything else I could ask for? I seem to remember mentioned somewhere something about a 'score sheet'. I am wanting to ask for whatever is available to me and am hoping to do it with just the one phone call as I absolutely dread ringing them. Hope that makes sense. Finally if I do put my request in, how long am I likely to have to wait for it? Or is that a case of how long is a piece o string? Thanx :)

There are two assessment reports, a PA4 for a face to face and a PA3 if the assessment is done on paper only. The Assessor will include their scoring recommendations in these reports. There is unlikely to be any other documentation that you should not have already received.

You make the request over the phone or in writing to the DWP office dealing with your claim.

It usually takes 7-10 days for the report to arrive.

Gordon
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Buried Alive - The PIP Sequel! 2 months 3 weeks ago #168049

Thank you for reply Gordon, shall ring them first thing in morn. Am presuming I ring same place as I rang when I rang to ask for the two week extension, is that correct?
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Buried Alive - The PIP Sequel! 2 months 3 weeks ago #168062

Porthole Pete wrote:
Thank you for reply Gordon, shall ring them first thing in morn. Am presuming I ring same place as I rang when I rang to ask for the two week extension, is that correct?

That's correct Pete.
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Buried Alive - The PIP Sequel! 2 months 3 weeks ago #168095

Thanx Mrs H, as always! :)
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Buried Alive - The PIP Sequel! 2 months 3 weeks ago #168105

Rang them first thing. Still shaking, thought I was gonna throw up. Will take rest o day to calm down. Was told it may take couple o weeks to arrive. Asked if I should write to confirm my request and was told 'no', but as they're not to be trusted think I'll write anyway. :)
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Buried Alive - The PIP Sequel! 2 months 3 weeks ago #168182

Hi Porthole,

Well, having just sorted out PIP, today I get forms for ESA reassessment. I'm a wreck, this is so stressful and difficult. They make the forms so hard to understand!

Just wondering if you've had any news yet?

Amanda
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