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TOPIC: Supporting Statements and IB claims

Supporting Statements and IB claims 6 years 10 months ago #14356

  • ladysybil vimes
Hello

I'm new here and I'm hoping someone can answer a very simple question for me.

I've been in receipt of IB for about 4 years now, I'm also in receipt of higher rate mobility and lower rate care DLA. The DLA started in 2002 and at my last renewal was awarded for an indefinite period.

A short while ago, I received a renewal form for my IB. When I looked at the covering letter again yesterday, it specifically states that I'm only allowed to put the completed form in the return envelope.

With previous claims (for both IB and DLA) I've included a list of symptoms and triggers (sadly, this runs to several pages) and a print out of about a month's worth of my diary, in which I list activity levels and the affects of that activity on me with regard to pain and tiredness, memory problems, co-ordinations problems, etc.

Does anyone know how I can get this extra information to ATOS if I'm not allowed to add it to the claim form?

I'd appreciate some advice on this please.

Thanks.
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Re:Supporting Statements and IB claims 6 years 10 months ago #14359

ladysybil
vimes wrote:
Hello

I'm new here and I'm hoping someone can answer a very simple question for me.

I've been in receipt of IB for about 4 years now, I'm also in receipt of higher rate mobility and lower rate care DLA. The DLA started in 2002 and at my last renewal was awarded for an indefinite period.

A short while ago, I received a renewal form for my IB. When I looked at the covering letter again yesterday, it specifically states that I'm only allowed to put the completed form in the return envelope.

With previous claims (for both IB and DLA) I've included a list of symptoms and triggers (sadly, this runs to several pages) and a print out of about a month's worth of my diary, in which I list activity levels and the affects of that activity on me with regard to pain and tiredness, memory problems, co-ordinations problems, etc.

Does anyone know how I can get this extra information to ATOS if I'm not allowed to add it to the claim form?

I'd appreciate some advice on this please.

Thanks.

Hi,

If you cannot fit all the information onto the form, it is acceptable to use continuation sheets (put your name and National Insurance number on each sheet) and send that in with the IB50, as it does form part of the medical evidence you are submitting.

Just becuase you 'answers' do not fit comfortably in the IB50 'answer boxes' does not mean it should be left out.

Remember to keep copies of anything you send in though.

Regards

Pete
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Last Edit: 6 years 10 months ago by pete17971. Reason: spelling
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Re:Supporting Statements and IB claims 6 years 10 months ago #14360

  • ladysybil vimes
Thank you for your very quick response Pete. That has actually put my mind at rest a bit - I don't have a simple 'condition' so more comprhensive answers are required than they allow for on the forms.
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