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    Introduction & Background (PIP)

    Hi,

    I have been reading the forum for a few weeks now and have decided to get involved. I have an underlying neurological disorder and have been experiencing symptoms since 2004. Finally 11years later the professionals have decided to take their finger out and place me under specialist care with neurology. I have limited mobility and my quality of life has generally deteriorated over the years.

    I applied for PIP January 30th 2015 and predict I shall be awarded Enhanced Mobility and Standard Daily Care.

    Today I recieved a text from DWP informing me they recieved my completed PIP2 'how your disability effects you' form and should be contacted shortly by a HCP, in my case ATOS as I am located in London.

    Action on disability have been great and assisted me with the completion of PIP2. They feel the medical evidence I provided is second to none. I have a really good supporting letter from my GP who explained the condition I have and how it effects my day to day life. She went as far as explaining I cannot walk more than 20meteres safely without causing me pain and distress - I undersand it is uncommon for GP's to go into detail about walking distances etc. I also have hospital reports, test results and a few other bits and bobs.

    Action on Disability believed I have sent in enough evidence for a paper based review. How likely is this based on the above?

    Bit of a long introduction but over the moon I came across this place!

    Alex
    Last edited by rome7alexander; 20-02-15 at 00:12.

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    hi Alex...I too am in London and would like to say how lucky u are to get the detailed letter from ure GP.
    when I went to ask my GP for a supporting letter she made me feel so small as if I was asking for something that I wasn't entitled to. I didn't wait to grovel for it so walked out without one....I got standard mob but was 2 points short of Day living to which I am appealing.
    perhaps if I would have got that letter I may have got my DL...Wishing you all the best for your assessment xx

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    Quote Originally Posted by qsqs View Post
    hi Alex...I too am in London and would like to say how lucky u are to get the detailed letter from ure GP.
    when I went to ask my GP for a supporting letter she made me feel so small as if I was asking for something that I wasn't entitled to. I didn't wait to grovel for it so walked out without one....I got standard mob but was 2 points short of Day living to which I am appealing.
    perhaps if I would have got that letter I may have got my DL...Wishing you all the best for your assessment xx
    Sorry to hear your GP made you feel that way. Did you have a F2F or paper based assessment?

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