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TOPIC: PIP Reviews after Successful Tribunal Appeals

PIP Reviews after Successful Tribunal Appeals 8 months 3 weeks ago #209022

I have been in the care of a BACP-qualified psychotherapist since November 2017 and she has offered to write a letter in support of my PIP application.

I'm thinking of giving her a copy of B&W's GP Notes for guidance, along with the phrase from PIP guide, 'Focus on how your condition(s) affect your daily life", i.e. 'I lack motivation to...', 'Anxiety means I find it hard to...'

The PIP2 form is very much directed to physical issues, which I have in addition to MH ones. I'm still working my way through the PIP guide.

Do you have any advice or guidance to offer, please? Thanks in advance.

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PIP Reviews after Successful Tribunal Appeals 8 months 3 weeks ago #209035

Ivyfox

I disagree, to some extent, that the form is about physical conditions, any activity that refers to prompting or supervision is considering your mental health issues and in a broader sense, the reliability criteria take these into account as well.

Using the GP Notes will add some structure to what your psychotherapist can provide, even if they do not actually use the form.

|remember, if you cannot complete the activities reliably on the majority of days then you should score points.

Think about how aids and help from someone else may allow you to complete an activity, or if they won't, why this is not the case.

Gordon
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PIP Reviews after Successful Tribunal Appeals 8 months 1 week ago #209843

I'm working on the final draft of my PIP2 form, typing all the additional information in a Word document which I'll print & attach.

I'm compiling a list of all my supporting evidence - consultants' letter, psychotherapist's report etc - and am minded to include the Tribunal's Decision to uphold my Appeal in 2016 and their subsequent SoR requested by the DWP.

Is there any reason why I *shouldn't* include the Decision & SoR?

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PIP Reviews after Successful Tribunal Appeals 8 months 1 week ago #209850

ivyfox wrote: Is there any reason why I *shouldn't* include the Decision & SoR?


No there isn't but for it to have any effect you must integrate it into your answers to the PIP activities and explain why it is still relevant to your conditions and limitations as they are now.

Gordon
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PIP Reviews after Successful Tribunal Appeals 7 months 3 weeks ago #210855

Wow! The DWP can move swiftly when they want to do so.

Return of my PIP2 form acknowledged by text from DWP on 12 April - today I received a letter dated 17 April from IAS/ATOS with date for F2F of 1 May.

I am dreading it - as do we all, I guess - but at least they have allocated a home visit.

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PIP Reviews after Successful Tribunal Appeals 7 months 3 weeks ago #210857

ivyfox

There is a section in the PIP Claim guide that covers the assessment and the questions you are likely to be asked.

Gordon
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