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TOPIC: Paper Based Review

Paper Based Review 2 months 1 week ago #223896

Well, I did it for the best reasons and my GP was agreeable and yes I have a PBR but how long do they take? It seems like years. I sent my documents in on the 20th November ..welll ahead of cut off date of 7th December and it was only by the 21st December a PBR was decided possible. I am just wondering if this is a double edged sword. It seems I could still get nothing or wait for ever!! Making me really anxious.. Some people know immediately..however they are being lethal in Wales in cuts.

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Paper Based Review 2 months 1 week ago #223908

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Kirsty

Christmas may have got in the way but I would have expected a report to have been produced by now, have you checked with the DWP as to whether they have received a copy yet?

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Paper Based Review 2 months 1 week ago #223915

Yes. I have rung the DWP and Capita and Capita say its pending. If they only decided on 21st December... They still have had 10 working days to review it which should be long enough.. I am not sure. Seems paper based are only accceptable if there is no disability at all or a disability which is obvious and I have produced about 30 documents and clinic letters which illustrate how my illnesses affect me as far as possible.

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Paper Based Review 2 months 1 week ago #223928

So worried , sleepless nights and I am not sure if I should speak to Capita Customer Relations or it may go against me.

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Paper Based Review 2 months 1 week ago #223940

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kirsty

The procedures for a Paper Based Review are different from those where a face to face is held and this may account for the delay.

Chasing Capita should have no effect on the report, you will be talking to admin staff and not the person tasked with producing it.

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Paper Based Review 2 months 1 week ago #223949

I have had no joy from Capita, however despite my documents from the clinic letters, they have sent a form to my rheumatologist and GP ( who I hardly know as I just transferred ) to fill in. What sort of form I am not sure, however the rheum secretary said they had had a few before and he just fills in what is on the clinic letters. Stlll worried....as I rely on the rheumatologist and GP doesnt know me....in fact I avoid going there as my partner died in the hospital opposite last year and they know that has given me a lot of grief.

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