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TOPIC: time from 1st call to receiving the forms

time from 1st call to receiving the forms 3 months 2 weeks ago #166044

Thanks Mrs H/Back

I will in future keep keep it here have booked marked the
page.... will take your advice!
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time from 1st call to receiving the forms 3 months 2 weeks ago #166446

hi gillian I havn't made that first call yet I'm hyperventilating at the the thought
I have some to help me at age uk but not till tuesday also be some proof of the call.
I have to make the call by sept 3rd but now worried sick at how long they take to answer

Thinking of phoning them tomorrow and telling them I will phone on tuesday as i will have help
but wonder if thats a good idea can somone help advice?
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time from 1st call to receiving the forms 3 months 1 week ago #166487

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wotsitallabout? wrote:
hi gillian I havn't made that first call yet I'm hyperventilating at the the thought
I have some to help me at age uk but not till tuesday also be some proof of the call.
I have to make the call by sept 3rd but now worried sick at how long they take to answer

Thinking of phoning them tomorrow and telling them I will phone on tuesday as i will have help
but wonder if thats a good idea can somone help advice?

I understand your anxiety but I am afraid there is no point your ringing them to tell them that you are going to ring them!

The call is just to start your PIP claim, all the questions are in the PIP Claim guide, make yourself a list of answer and try and pick a time to ring them when you will be able to deal with your anxiety, calling as soon as the lines open at 8am should result in you not having to wait too long for the call to be picked up.

Gordon
Nothing on this board constitutes legal advice - always consult a professional about specific problems
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time from 1st call to receiving the forms 3 months 1 week ago #166547

Thanks Gordon ...I have the list and the answers too some one is making
the call for me tomorrow I will be with them..scared of having a panic attack
if on my own.
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time from 1st call to receiving the forms 3 months 1 week ago #166683

I was really worried making that phone call and kept putting it off. A few days before the date I suddenly plucked up the courage and did it. It really was nothing, all that worry. Also, I had a nasty cow the other end shouting the questions, she was rude and aggressive. I just ignored it and took my time answering, took deep breaths throughout, kept saying 'pardon' then I said I didn't understand so she had to repeat it again, she was more stressed than me by the time the call finished. But it really isn't nothing to worry about, just go slow, if you get stressed just tell them and you'll do your best to answer .Infact, it you do panic and show the distress this call is causing you it's surely not a bad thing. I doubt you'll get the old bag I got and there can't possibly be two of them
You'll be fine really, just have the papers ready infront of you they ask for, take your time it really isn't bad, All that worry for nothing.
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time from 1st call to receiving the forms 2 months 3 weeks ago #168058

well I made the initial call on the 23rd Aug...got the pip2 today though they sent it on
1st sept its 12th today called them up to ask for an extension as I'd have to return the form
by oct 1st so its extended till 13th Oct ..have CAB appt on the 22nd Sept now have to collect evidence and photo copy them and then get my head around this form from Hell!!

Just one look at the thing and I'm certain its designed to daze and confuse you...I get higher mobility and middle rate care and it was indefinite I fell short of the cut off line april 2013
by two months I'm now 68, I have a progressive illness apart from osteo arthritis mental
health issues mood swings, depression, severe back and joint pains lot of it caused by my
disease they did try and treat me but it failed at this point I'm just waiting to meet my maker
but they won't even let me do that in peace lol..I have lost three kilos since they sent me the first letter now there is weeks of stress and anxiety to look forward to..but I'll crack on so I'll be back here on certain points as I try to make sense of it all...this site is heaven sent..I now just have to focus and put emotions aside easier said than done....thanks all whom have helped!
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