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TOPIC: PIP Form Question 2 - Communiating

PIP Form Question 2 - Communiating 2 weeks 4 days ago #200341

Thanks, what's PBR? If we make the same assertions about risk that we did for ESA, wouldn't they ask the doctor to confirm? I presume that must have happened for ESA, because we didn't get anything from the doctor ourselves.

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PIP Form Question 2 - Communiating 2 weeks 4 days ago #200354

Mel wrote: Thanks, what's PBR? If we make the same assertions about risk that we did for ESA, wouldn't they ask the doctor to confirm? I presume that must have happened for ESA, because we didn't get anything from the doctor ourselves.


Paper Based Review.

Different company, different assessment. You cannot assume that they will contact her GP.

If you want to avoid an assessment then I'm afraid you must be proactive in making it happen.

Gordon

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PIP Form Question 2 - Communiating 2 weeks 1 day ago #200493

Mel,
I completed a friend's PIP form because he suffers with severe mental illnesses and is registered on the Severe Mental Health register. He's allowed me to talk to his GP and, in this respect, she wrote a letter stating the aforementioned facts and confirmed he'd be incapable of taking part in any face-2-face assessment. I sent the letter in with the PIP form via recorded delivery and checked its arrival. Subsequently, I spoke to the DWP reminding them he was a vulnerable claimant, that the Decision Maker would have to take this into account along with his mental illnesses so as not to cause him any upset, stress, anxiety, danger to himself or their staff, etc., as per the PIP Guide and more importantly taking account of his GP's letter. In this respect, the DM would, therefore, have to make his decision based on a paper based assessment. He was successful in obtaining his PIP benefit.
Although, you've not been permitted to speak to your daughter's GP, perhaps you can have a one-sided conversation with the GP informing her just how difficult you're finding it in completing the PIP form. Tell her that you know she can't discuss your daughter's case but it would be very beneficial, to your daughter's PIP claim, to show her GP's support in writing, as the DWP very, very rarely request GPs to complete any kind of forms. Also inform her that you're trying to obtain a paper based assessment to avoid causing your daughter too much stress, etc, etc, etc., and if these reasons could be explained in her letter it would be very beneficial.
To avoid giving yourself too much stress, ask for an extension. You'll be asked for a reason but it seems to me you have ample reasons.
I hope this helps. Good luck.

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PIP Form Question 2 - Communiating 1 week 6 days ago #200620

Many thanks, it would probably cause problems with my daughter if she thought we had asked the doctor for a letter, and of course, he wouldn't provide it to us directly, only to our daughter. Perhaps we can get her to ask herself, not sure.

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