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TOPIC: Starting the DLA to PIP Battle

Starting the DLA to PIP Battle 2 months 1 week ago #198663

After all that mulling over the best way to send it, I opted for special delivery to find out yesterday when I had it all returned, I had forgotten to sign it! I decided to take the gamble and send it signed for when signing and returning. I wasn't paying not her £7.25! At least it is checkable.

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Starting the DLA to PIP Battle 2 months 1 week ago #198688

If the DWP try to claim that it didn't arrive, you can refer them to the post office.

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Starting the DLA to PIP Battle 2 months 1 week ago #198728

That's why I wanted proof Rich. Too many horror stories of the DWP being adamant it wasn't received. I will be doing a screen shot of that all important signature squiggle!

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Starting the DLA to PIP Battle 1 month 3 weeks ago #199532

Got the appointment letter from Capita today for the F2F. It's a home visit which we didn't request. Not sure what to make of that. This whole process makes you suspicious about everything.

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Starting the DLA to PIP Battle 1 month 3 weeks ago #199544

Rich wrote: Got the appointment letter from Capita today for the F2F. It's a home visit which we didn't request. Not sure what to make of that. This whole process makes you suspicious about everything.


It's an acceptance that your conditions are sever enough that they would impact on your ability to attend at the Assessment Providers offices.

Gordon
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Starting the DLA to PIP Battle 1 month 3 weeks ago #199559

I think it is far better than attending a centre. I applied for one and it was granted. I had my assessment yesterday. I still found it traumatic and kept breaking down crying. I had been unwell the night before vomiting and had a terrible night. I didn't get dressed and explained why. She seemed proficient and understanding; concentrating on just asking me questions which seemed to be the same as on the form with little extra elaboration. It is so hard to say if she was genuine or a 'smiling assassin' like everyone says. I broke down at one point saying how frightened I was at the. thought of losing the car as it was my lifeline. She said she couldn't see that happening but I have heard so many stories of people with 'nice' assessors, to find out they have lied and added bits/taken bits away. I am trying to remain positive as I have also heard a couple of good stories too. Surely they are not all bad? The speed of everything happening I am pretty sure they have not contacted my Dr. I added a note saying the very short Dr's report was done by a locum and not my usual Dr as I was expecting. Time will tell on the result. I don't know why but despite all the stress of appeals several times with DLA, this has seemed much worse.

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