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TOPIC: urgent PIP help

urgent PIP help 3 weeks 6 days ago #201080

hi guys, so i got my appt for my pip assessment through, (first claim) and its at a centre. i marked on there there is no centres close to me i would be able to travel to, so i just called them to ask what evidence i need to provide to get a home visit. he told me on the phone i could provide nothing because the DWP said i could drive, what? how did they get that from my claim form(that i've only just now realised i didnt photocopy! totally not like me at all! i still have ESA forms from years ago, that how bad my head has been), he said the DWP said i put i can drive to the shops on my claim form.
1. i dont remember even saying that, but i can drive to the shops over the road if i'm having a good day, NOT 1hr 40 round trip to the assessment centre!! not including waiting and seeing time!
2. if i cant get a home visit my claim is down the toilet! i REALLY cannot drive there, i cannot think of anyone who can get the day off work at this short notice(its next week), and going via taxi(which theyve said they refuse to pay for) is a; impossible for me to fund, b; not really going to change the outcome of my health.

any advice? i might have to give up on this claim now.

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urgent PIP help 3 weeks 6 days ago #201102

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It's almost impossible to get a home assessment based on the claimants own testimony, so you need to get a letter from your GP stating that you cannot travel to their offices and why. Fax, email or send it to the Assessment Providers offices.

Capita PIP Contact
www.capita-pip.co.uk/contact-us.aspx

ATOS PIP Contact
www.mypipassessment.co.uk/contact-us/

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urgent PIP help 3 weeks 5 days ago #201242

thank you Gordon, it seems my mistake; i forgot to ask the GP for the letter! i made the appt, went face to face, and seems we talked about everything BUT writing a letter! >.< lol

i thought i was so ready for this process, i spent the full 4 weeks going through each question and really thinking about my daily living, and limitations and such. now i look back and somehow i've given them the impression i can drive all over, i forgot to photocopy the form before i posted it and didnt even talk to the dr about the main thing i went there to say! not as ready as i thought! :(

my main worry was the snotty person i spoke to on the phone said i couldnt provide ANY evidence that would get me a home assessment. nothing. he said "those are reserved for the bedbound patients, which you obviously are not if you're going out shopping"! but my drs surgery assured me they should accept a GPs letter.

unless the British Legion rep i'm waiting to hear from drives me there, goes in with me and drives me home, its a case of home assessment or this claim is in the toilet.

thank you for the contact info Gordon

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urgent PIP help 3 weeks 5 days ago #201253

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Ignore the person on the phone, they don't know what they are talking about but you will need that letter!

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urgent PIP help 3 weeks 4 days ago #201276

got the notification today the dr is writing up the letter as we speak and supporting my claim 100%. so relieved!
first hurdle jumped, onto the next one! :unsure: :laugh:
thank you for the support Gordon!

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urgent PIP help 2 weeks 6 days ago #201620

would anyone happen to have an email address for PIP DWP?

i have the letter of support from my dr, i've spoken to ATOS and the DWP who are waiting for it, i've emailed it to ATOS today (i spoke to a lady from the centre this morning, she rung me because the last 2 people i spoke to didnt tell the centre i wouldnt be coming! the lady was really friendly, she said she noted on my records she was the 3rd person to speak to me and be told i couldnt attend on medical grounds, and not worry too much because i have a letter of support from my dr) just to cover my butt! i included in the email that the original is being posted to DWP.
i just think it might be of benefit to email DWP today as well? or is that over kill?

side note; great letter by my dr! i'm so impressed with her! she's obviously gone all the way through my notes(back to when i had viral meningitis at 14, which is what is believed to have started my ME) and included so much, then put on the end OBVIOUSLY this lady is not fit and well enough to travel to your assessment centre 50 mins away, please reconsider and offer a home assessment instead. lol

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