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TOPIC: from DLA to PIP, where to start?

from DLA to PIP, where to start? 3 weeks 3 days ago #197831

KOT wrote: Hi everyone, the letter /appointment for face to face assessment just arrived today on 22.09.17 , the appointment arranged for on the 27th of September which is less than 5 days away, can we ask to make another appointment as this one is on extremely short notice?
I have read somewhere that letter should give claimants full 7 days before the appointment date, is this correct?
Also, the face to face is with ATOS, at Marlborough Hill Harrow, anyone know how bad/god are they there?
Thank you.


The seven days includes postage so you have probably received the minimum notice, you can move the appointment to another date or venue If you want, but you can only do this once, so you must attend the new appointment or you risk your claim being closed. If you do re-book then do it while you are on the phone otherwise you run the risk of another inconvenient appointment being made.

Gordon

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from DLA to PIP, where to start? 3 weeks 3 days ago #197832

KOT wrote: We will also appreciate an information on recording the assessment, everything that we need to do and know.
Thank you.


You need permission from the Assessment Provider in advance, you can call them and make the request, but I would follow up in writing.

You will need to be able to make two simultaneous recording directly to tape or CD, two relatively cheap cassette recorders can be used.

You cannot make a digital recording.

Gordon
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from DLA to PIP, where to start? 3 weeks 3 days ago #197837

Thank you Gordon.
What about the reputation of ATOS, at Marlborough Hill Harrow, anyone know how bad/good are they there?
Thank you.

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from DLA to PIP, where to start? 1 week 14 hours ago #198913

Hello, in a PIP guide it says to take all medications to a face 2 face assessment, do we have to take physical meds, or the list of meds.? Please, could someone reply quickly, we have a face 2 face tomorrow morning!
Thank you!

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from DLA to PIP, where to start? 1 week 14 hours ago #198923

KOT wrote: Hello, in a PIP guide it says to take all medications to a face 2 face assessment, do we have to take physical meds, or the list of meds.? Please, could someone reply quickly, we have a face 2 face tomorrow morning!
Thank you!


A current repeat prescription should be sufficient, if you do not have one, then you could just take the boxes rather than the actual meds.

Gordon

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from DLA to PIP, where to start? 1 week 13 hours ago #198926

Thank you for fast replay Gordon! so just prescriptions, right? As we have so many meds...

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