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TOPIC: DLA to PIP letter

DLA to PIP letter 11 months 1 week ago #204187

Thank you for your reply Gordon. It looks like I need to grit my teeth, try to be sociable and keep the appointment..
I saw my main Respiratory consultant yesterday who was concerned at the drop in the results shown of my lung function tests since my last visit 6 months ago and the increase in my breathlessness. I now have to have further medication and had to have an X-Ray to see what else is going on. He will write to me and my GP with yesterday's consultation, the X-Ray results and any other treatment he can suggest. However, I will not have a copy of his report before the home visit.
I need to mention this but wonder if I should write out what the consultant said and give it to the health professional with a copy of the new prescription? Should I mention which descriptor this covers?
Similarly, I also had an appointment cancelled last week to clear wax from my ears and this is making my communication problems even worse than usual. Should I also write out a document with the relevant details and the descriptors which are covered by my deafness?
Sorry for more questions.

Teri

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DLA to PIP letter 11 months 1 week ago #204206

Teri

It should help to update the assessor with the results of your discussions with your Consultant and it is always worth referencing this to the PIP activities.

I would mention your hearing problems but don't expect to score for it, you need to have suffered from the problem for three months and be reasonably likely to do so for a further nine months. I think it will be seen as a temporary problem.

Gordon
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DLA to PIP letter 11 months 1 week ago #204210

I should have explained that I have been deaf for 30 years and I am very deaf even without the wax build up which made me extremely deaf.

Teri
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DLA to PIP letter 11 months 2 days ago #204478

Do I also need to send the copy of my extra information following discussions with my consultant to the DWP. Or is it enough just to give the copy of the report and prescription to the Health Professional.

Regards, Teri

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DLA to PIP letter 11 months 2 days ago #204496

[quote="Teri
" post=204478]Do I also need to send the copy of my extra information following discussions with my consultant to the DWP. Or is it enough just to give the copy of the report and prescription to the Health Professional.

Regards, Teri[/quote]

I would send a copy to the DWP office dealing with your claim, mark it for the attention of the Decision Maker.

Gordon
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DLA to PIP letter 11 months 22 hours ago #204635

Hello again Gordon. Quick question please. I was all ready for my home visit from my PIP Assessor today when a man rang to apologise that he couldn't attend today - I assume because of the amount of snow during the night. As luck would have it, my husband had left the room and so I was just guessing at what the man was asking. I did hear that he wanted security and asked DOB & address and he then said he would have to make another appointment for 2 weeks time. By this time my husband had arrived back downstairs and was able to affirm the new appointment date and my choice of time. Do I need to call anyone at DWP? I had already sent some extra info to the decision maker which I was going to give to the Heath Professional today but I wasn't expecting this cancellation.

Teri

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