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TOPIC: PIP 1003 - electronic versions & submission

PIP 1003 - electronic versions & submission 1 month 1 week ago #172163

Have just received the PIP application form - unlike the ESA one which was a PDF version, this is old school paper.

Have access to an A3 scanning facility which can generate an editable PDF, which would aid submission.

Has anyone done this, or will it just be an excuse for rejection from the off ?

Thanks all.
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PIP 1003 - electronic versions & submission 1 month 1 week ago #172180

Hi MSH and Welcome to the forum, you might want to have a look at the following FAQ which explain where everything is

Welcome to Benefits and Work

Each PIP form is marked with a unique barcode identifying the claimant. There are no PDF versions of the form and it is essential that you return the one you were sent.

What many of us do is to answer each question on the computer on a separate piece of paper. Then attach these to the back of the form.

If you do this you should make sure that you clearly identify the question you are answering and then write, something like, see additional sheet p3 in the text box on the form.

Each sheet of paper should have your NI Number at the top and the number in the bottom right corner. We suggest using the format 'x of y' so that is is obvious if anything is lost from the back of the pile.

May I suggest that you bookmark/favourite this on your web browser now so that you can find it easily in future? This will allow you to return with further questions or comments about your PIP without having to start a new topic each time. It helps us enormously when everything relating to the same claim is kept to one topic - and I hope you will find it useful too :)
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PIP 1003 - electronic versions & submission 1 month 1 week ago #172271

Thank you - duly noted.

I will put the unique barcode on the header of the supplemental document I will send - having built and programmed barcode readers at University in the early 80s, they're not that difficult to fathom.

Have reached a comprehension problem with the Moving Around section ... if an applicant is unable to walk at all, would the correct response for 14b be "No" - on the grounds that no aid or appliance would enable the applicant to walk ?
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PIP 1003 - electronic versions & submission 1 month 1 week ago #172329

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Have reached a comprehension problem with the Moving Around section ... if an applicant is unable to walk at all, would the correct response for 14b be "No" - on the grounds that no aid or appliance would enable the applicant to walk ?

You can always mark the tick boxes with "see below" and answer in the comments box or on additional sheets. The question is asking whether you can walk with the use of suitable aids, if you cannot do this then you should answer "no".

Gordon
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PIP 1003 - electronic versions & submission 1 month 2 days ago #172950

Righty ho, so a week on, and a lot of work has been done.

26 supporting documents (over 30 pages) have been scanned and indexed.

The original form has been completed where appropriate (boxes ticked) and referring to additional sheets.

Entire question set has been reproduced in additional sheets where the "extra information" section has been completed with explanations of (dis)abilities, and a reference to the page with the copy of the relevant letter from the appropriate clinician. Rather than writing an essay, this section was kept brief and factual, although many points were supported by multiple sources.

Photographs of domestic layout - bathroom, and level access adaptations included as references to mobility (or lack thereof).

Photograph of completed form also included in supporting document.

Supporting document has requested details (NI and name) on every page, plus "Page of page count" (currently 92), plus unique datamatrix code on bottom in same location as original document.

I can't do any better. ...

We still have until 20th November, so if anyone has any last minute comments or suggestions would be grateful to hear them.

The last step will be to get the thing professionally printed. I dread to think how much the ink would cost !

And a big thank you to this forum, and the ever helpful team behind it. Rest assured, we will continue to subscribe, and spread the word wherever we can.
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PIP 1003 - electronic versions & submission 1 month 2 days ago #172953

bad form to reply to ones own post, but I seem to remember when applying for ESA it was suggested to send a duplicate copy of the form to the Decision Maker.

Would this be appropriate for PIP ?
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