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TOPIC: supporting evidence for PIP submission

supporting evidence for PIP submission 4 months 5 days ago #227571

Can anyone advise me about supporting evidence for a PIP submission?

I am seeing my GP next week to ask her for a letter, but was wondering about asking alternative therapists I see. For example, an acupuncturist, a nutritional adviser, and a myo-facial release practitioner. Does anyone have experience of using letters of support from such people? What attitude was taken by the assessors to this sort of evidence?

I also have an MS nurse I've seen once, an MS physio service I've been to twice, and an OT from the NHS who has been to the house a couple of times, and provided some equipment and a handrail. Would any of them be good to ask for a supporting letter?

Finally, has anyone used letters of support from family and friends? Is this sort of evidence valued by assessors?

Many thanks if you can help.

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supporting evidence for PIP submission 4 months 5 days ago #227589

Caroline

There should not be any problems with you using reports from these people but to carry any weight they must address the criteria associated with the PIP activities.

Statements from a relative can be in the form of a letter, they won't carry as much weight as medical evidence but they should still be considered. So their name and address, how they know you and how often they see you, a description of your problems with completing the PIP activities, and lastly a statement attesting that the contents of the letter are accurate to the best of their ability and of course a signature.

Gordon

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