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TOPIC: DLA to PIP - evidence letters from medics

DLA to PIP - evidence letters from medics 3 months 3 weeks ago #175287

Update:

Have date for medical assessment - 12th December at Vauxhall assessment centre.
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DLA to PIP - evidence letters from medics 3 months 2 weeks ago #176079

DLA evidence update:

Phoned DWP again on 6th of December - was told that my evidence had been requested on the 24th of November (which contradicts what I was told during my last phone call.)

It's now the 8th of December and the post has been - still no DLA evidence.

So I've sent a complaint letter in to the DWP. Not sure there's any point, they're running a sub-standard admin system and there's no will to make the DWP actually work well.
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DLA to PIP - evidence letters from medics 3 months 1 week ago #176471

Assessment update:

So, had my assessment at Vauxhall centre this morning. The assessment centre was level access, but the waiting room didn't really have any room to wait in a wheelchair, so I sat facing the bank of seats.

The assessor was pleasant, asked clear questions - was essentially going through the same criteria as the form, in pretty much the same order as the form. I answered as fully as I could, and she typed a lot. Hopefully her report will be fair.

When it came to the physical exam, she was clear about not doing anything that hurt, and only did a few basic arm & leg strength tests (as in, extremely basic, and barely offering any resistance to either my arms or legs.)

She said it'll be 4-8 weeks until *something* - but I can't remember if that was for the report to be submitted to the DWP, or for a decision from the DWP.
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DLA to PIP - evidence letters from medics 3 months 1 week ago #176482

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She said it'll be 4-8 weeks until *something* - but I can't remember if that was for the report to be submitted to the DWP, or for a decision from the DWP.

It will be until a Decision.

Gordon
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DLA to PIP - evidence letters from medics 3 months 1 week ago #176484

Hi c-o,

Thanks for the update. I would expect it to be 4-8 weeks until you get the decision letter.
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DLA to PIP - evidence letters from medics 2 months 2 weeks ago #177863

Update!

Had my result through - less than 4 weeks after my medical.

They've awarded me standard rate care, and enhanced rate mobility, which is how I would score myself. That lasts until December 2020, so I've got a few years before it all starts again!

Thanks for your help & advice - it helped my head not explode from stress.
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