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TOPIC: Dla to PIP

Dla to PIP 9 months 1 week ago #197324

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Received a letter from dwp asking for your reply and the reasons why I couldn't turn up for the face to face assessment and why I didn't rearrange another one. Needed to reply by the first week of October or they would stop my dla payments and dismiss my pip form.Put it all in a letter with friends statement, and advising there is cctv footage available. Also attached my neurologist appointment, admission letter for lumber puncture and brain scan and updated prescription list showing I have been prescribed baclofen 3 times a day.
The letter was sent first class recorded delivery on the 11th September and I have received a message on my answer phone today saying that dwp will try and contact you tomorrow morning at 10:30. I was just wondering if anyone has received a phone call out of the blue from dwp and if so what was the reason they were ringing for. I am just hoping they will give me another appointment and the assessor will turn up this time. Any advice would be greatly appreciated, thanks

Dla to PIP 9 months 1 week ago #197326

Pool

I honestly don't know why they are phoning you, it's the first time I have heard of this happening in your circumstances, I would have a copy of the letter you sent them available next to the phone to act as a checklist.

Gordon

Dla to PIP 6 months 6 days ago #203279

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After 3 months the dwp decided to send my file back to capita after all the evidence I sent in regarding a home visit that didn’t go ahead due to capita not doing their job. In the meantime I had a letter saying that my dla would be stopped in October because I wasn’t available for the home visit. I finally had my pip assessment this week in one of their centres, I was in the room for 1 hr 15 mins and the examiner went through every question on the form and then at the end when it came to exercises, he said I can see your tired and in pain and I seen you stand earlier and you was very shaky. (I had to stand as I was in agony with my back). The examiner seemed nice enough but I couldn’t believe he knew my pip form inside out and all my evidence that I sent in. The examiner didn’t stop typing so I could see he was putting a lot of information down. I was just wondering if that is the norm for a pip assessment as my uncle that came in with me couldn’t believe how thorough the examiner was? Any advice would be greatly appreciated, many thanks

Dla to PIP 6 months 6 days ago #203299

Pool

From what you have posted this seemed a fairly standard assessment.

You should be able to request a copy of the assessment report by contacting the DWP office dealing with your claim.

PIP Decisions are taking 2-4 weeks but will undoubtedly be delayed by the Xmas break.

Gordon
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