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TOPIC: PIP review. ..don't think I can do it so soon

PIP review. ..don't think I can do it so soon 1 month 2 weeks ago #196396

I agree, with vulnerable people with severe MH they should make an effort to contact their psych / MH team on their behalf. It is unfair pressure on people to do it themselves at that stage, I thought they had some kind of tag or something to trigger this for certain conditions but perhaps not.

I found they seemed to focus a lot on things like recovery plans etc in their report - was worried when i came off this and into care of GP it would be withdrawn, but has been Ok so far. But I think, it will make a difference. Hope you can get through it with less stress than last time. I got really paranoid thinking they were watching me and following me and all sorts, it was horrible. So I understand. Hopefully it will be better this time around. Kind thoughts.
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PIP review. ..don't think I can do it so soon 1 month 2 weeks ago #196402

Hippyhappy
In my experience of this they DO contact your CPN/Care coordinator regardless of any evidence you do/not provide. The assessor ATOS/CAPITA (whoever it is) usually rings them and GP. In my case they didnt get through to mental health services. They then send a form for GP to fill in. I had alot of medical; evidence I had acquired and it didnt do me any good either, so the point I am making is do not stress yourself if you havent got any to send in.
If your CPN wont help you could try asking your GP to write a supporting letter or at the very least make them aware of how you are feeling at the moment. If you have been seen by any medical proessionals in past two years you can always request copies of letters, maybe your GP surgery has them or you might have to make a subject access request and then you might have to pay.
Try not to worry (I know its a stupid thing to say) I totally understand how you are feeling and youa re certainly not alone. But as for medical evidence think of it this way. If they were going to stop your PIP they have to show why and if you have not provided any evidence then they will be expected to obtain some from at least your GP if not your CPN and they will have to confirm that you are being seen under mental health services. :)

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PIP review. ..don't think I can do it so soon 1 month 1 week ago #197031

Hi and thanks,

I have updated copies of my care plan, staying well plan and care assessment. I have put in a request for my notes so should get them soon.....
However, I looked at my PIP award letter today as I need it for my bus pass dand I have been awarded until 2019, not 2018! So I am a year early in getting anxious!
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PIP review. ..don't think I can do it so soon 1 month 1 week ago #197130

They do assess you a year in advance though so maybe good to get organised. Mine too is until 2019 but starting to think about it too.

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PIP review. ..don't think I can do it so soon 1 month 1 week ago #197132

I have been through first assessment and reassessment and as far as I know the have never contacted anyone, just used my care plan and home visit and consultants' letters as evidence.

Does anyone know how often they send out letters for info to e.g. GPs' for PIP? thanks

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PIP review. ..don't think I can do it so soon 1 month 1 week ago #197140

Orangeblossom wrote: Does anyone know how often they send out letters for info to e.g. GPs' for PIP? thanks


Not very often, although we don't have data for PIP, the figures for ESA show that the GP is contacted in less than 25% of claims, of more concern is the fact that GPs only respond to 25% of those requests and often with no more than; "yes", "no" and "I don't know".

Gordon
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