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TOPIC: PIP letter

PIP letter 3 months 3 weeks ago #235844

Hello

I am currently going through DLA - PIP application.

I had my f2f at home around 3/4 weeks ago.

The assessor was understanding, I requested a copy of my report and it was positive and factual.

I called a few days ago to chase progress and they stated they had wrote to me that day and could I give them hospital dates for my recent admission. I gave it to them and was told I could ignore the letter.

Today a letter arrived and it was asking for hospital admission dates for different years. I called them to see if was an error, they asked for the dates anyway to put on file as it was before PIP. I mentioned that I thought I did not need to let them know unless it was over 28 days or a linked period but they said that I should always let them know.

Can you let me know if this is standard for them to write for such old hospital admissions?

Many thanks

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PIP letter 3 months 3 weeks ago #235850

Hi Missymooiknew

Clearly, something in the information you gave on your form or information to the assessor has flagged up hospital admissions. I should not be overly alarmed by this. If you've had several admissions they are obviously trying to get a clear picture. It is unusual for them to go back very far, but certainly not unheard of.

BIS

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PIP letter 3 months 3 weeks ago #235854

Many thanks.

The assessor asked for the dates and it states them on her report that I had operations in 2016, a few in 2017 and 2019.

I really did not think I had to tell them as the longest admission was 2 weeks and not linked together.

Hopefully it will not be too long now.

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