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TOPIC: PIP 1 - Page 18, Medu al evidence

PIP 1 - Page 18, Medu al evidence 2 weeks 1 day ago #220628

The brown form has arrived - 2 years after I expected it! So, the journey begins. I am completing the PIP 1 sample form in preparation for making the phone call next week. Has anyone any advice about p18. You are asked about what evidence the DWP might use. Is there any advantage or disadvantage allowing the DWP to use old evidence (I have Secondary Progressive MS so I have only deteriorated) and what about asking to see all the evidence they already have or might use. It may save me writing everything again and just updating what the DWP already know? Thanks in advance.

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PIP 1 - Page 18, Medu al evidence 1 week 6 days ago #220668

rhomain

It's up to you, but be aware that the PIP assessment criteria is significantly different from the DLA one.

If you have had a recent DLA assessment or your conditions have not changed significantly since you were last assessed then you might want to consider using your DLA information.

If you have not been assessed for some time or your conditions have changed since you last were then you might want to concentrate on using new evidence.

Using your previous DLA evidence does not preclude you from supplying new evidence.

There is no guarantee that your DLA information will still be available.

Although you can ask as part of you making a claim, I would not expect the DWP to provide copies of the DLA evidence to you.

Our recommendation is to supply all of the evidence you want those assessing you to review with the PIP2. You can get copies of your previous DLA information, if you do not have copies yourself by making a Subject Access Request.

SAR :

www.dwp.gov.uk/docs/request-for-personal-information.rtf

From this page :

www.dwp.gov.uk/privacy-policy/data-protection/

Gordon

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PIP 1 - Page 18, Medical evidence 6 days 12 hours ago #221071

Thank you for your advice Gordon. I applied for PIP this morning.
For the benefit of other claimants:
1) it seems they may not ask the questions on p18. The lady I spoke to was very vague and didn't seem to know what I was talking about, she 'didn't have the PIP 1 form in front of her';
2) I spoke to the DWP later and was told that, if they have it, they will always send copies of DLA evidence used for previous applications on request, a formal Subject Access Request is not required, as long as the caller can pass the security questions; and
3) if you have submitted evidence for an ESA assessment though, you *may* have to ask for that separately.
This may help others.
Thanks again. I await the PIP 2! :)
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