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TOPIC: ESA Support Group and new PIP claim

ESA Support Group and new PIP claim 3 months 2 weeks ago #166519

Thanks for your reply Mrs. Hurtyback.

It's just the delay now on my husband's PIP claim- as he is worried it will effect his mobility car. We just want the form so we can fill it in and try not to worry about it till the brown envelope comes.Which we will be prepared for what ever the decision is.
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ESA Support Group and new PIP claim 2 months 3 weeks ago #168197

Hi all,

Finally got appointment through to become my husbands appointee for his PIP claim. My husband is now nervous and worried about it. Has he doesn't know what to expect at the meeting. As anyone else had an appointee meeting- if so could you please let us know what to expect- so I can try and carm my husbands worries down- has he as enough to worry about with all his pain and discomfort and now this PIP claim.

We know that once we have had this meeting we will get the PIP claim form.

Thanks for any replies.
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ESA Support Group and new PIP claim 2 months 3 weeks ago #168220

HI Sarah,

I'm glad you finally have the appointment. I must say that I am not looking forward to this when I apply to become my Mum's appointee!

Members who have been through this process generally report that the interview is fairly relaxed and low-key. The interviewer must satisfy themselves that the potential appointee will be acting in the claimant's best interests and that the claimant would be unable to manage this on their own.

Hopefully someone who has been through this will see your message and reply.
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ESA Support Group and new PIP claim 2 months 2 weeks ago #168595

Hi,

Had the appointee meeting today with someone from DWP. Meeting went well, she asked a few questions and to confirm a few things. The lady did know a little bit about my husbands medical problems and asked questions about his illness. She also knew that my husband was on high dosage of medication. She said she will let PIP know about the meeting and then they should send forms out.

I even showed her a couple of doctors letters to see if they would be accepted as evidence for the PIP claim and she said yes, which was helpful. She even told us what to put in the claim form about getting dressed- which surprised us.

Just want to say thanks for putting my husbands mind at ease about the meeting :)
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ESA Support Group and new PIP claim 2 months 5 days ago #169864

Hi all,
Finally got the PIP caim form through but ive only got till the 22nd October as the dead line. Form arrived on the 29th September. How long are you suppose to have to fill it in and send back?

This PIP form is basic compared to the old DLA forms.

I'm just doing each question in sections and checking what ive wrote over and over again.
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ESA Support Group and new PIP claim 2 months 5 days ago #169874

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Sarah wrote:
Hi all,
Finally got the PIP caim form through but ive only got till the 22nd October as the dead line. Form arrived on the 29th September. How long are you suppose to have to fill it in and send back?

This PIP form is basic compared to the old DLA forms.

I'm just doing each question in sections and checking what ive wrote over and over again.

You will have been given four weeks to complete the PIP2 but this includes the time it took for you to receive it. You can request a two week extension by contacting the PIP helpline if you need it.

Gordon
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