View Poll Results: What happens with PIP Application

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  • Yes I got face to face and it was good with an award

    12 54.55%
  • No I didn't get asked for a face to face but all went good for award

    4 18.18%
  • Yes I got face to face and it wasn't good as my award was reduced

    1 4.55%
  • No I didn't get asked for a face to face but award reduced

    0 0%
  • Yes I got face to face and it wasn't good as I went from DLA to no award

    5 22.73%
  • No I didn't get asked for a face to face but despite having DLA, I don't have PIp

    0 0%
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Thread: Did you get a pip face to face

  1. #1

    Did you get a pip face to face

    Who here has had there pip form filled in but not been requested for a face to face and what was the main condition you was claiming for
    Last edited by Andyggow2016; 08-19-2016 at 06:50 AM.

  2. #2
    What about all those who have,not previously claimed DLA & had the F2F PIP and not awarded anything or insufficient points for a benefit award ?

  3. #3
    Quote Originally Posted by tom34 View Post
    What about all those who have,not previously claimed DLA & had the F2F PIP and not awarded anything or insufficient points for a benefit award ?
    Sorry I never thought about that I'm sorry

  4. #4
    brightonbelle
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    Initially had face to face with successful award. Face to face was thorough, fair, and report was mostly accurate.

    A year later had a review as had a change in condition, no face to face as supplied sufficient medical evidence and award increased.

    Condition is a central nervous system impairment.

  5. #5
    Here is a Wee bit about me I was on a lifetime DLA high rate care and low rate mobality so I wonder what will happen

    I have Asperger's Syndrome (a form of autism). I also have epilepsy and psycho-neurological seizures (aka pseudo seizures). I have epileptic seizures about once or twice a week, but the psycho-neurological seizures can occur on a daily basis and there is no medication to treat these. These have an impact on my memory and I also experience short-term memory problems from as small as where is my keys to meeting times and as far as day to day things as a consequence of having Asperger's.

    This means that I require social care support to help keep me safe and help me with daily living skills. I also suffer from panic attacks - as identified by my GP - as I tend to worry a lot and can easily feel that things are out of control. This enhanced need to feel in control is a consequence of my Asperger's Syndrome, which causes a perfectionist streak and also a tendency to view situations in extremes - very good or very bad, with nothing in between.

    Theory of Mind and social understanding difficulties mean that I don't always understand that there could be more than one outcome to a situation, so I tend to assume that the worst will happen and get very stressed and anxious as a result. If there is an unexpected change to my plans, I don't cope at all well and it can be very difficult to calm me down and make me feel reassured. This can result in my behaviour becoming unpredictable and sometimes inappropriate (such as being unintentionally rude to people). If people don't connect this behaviour with autism, they can think it is deliberate and it can get me into trouble (including in shops and other public places). Anxiety is an ever-present feature of my life, and can be very difficult to manage.

    Asperger's is a developmental condition, where the brain develops differently before birth, so I have always had it, although I was not diagnosed until 2003, even although my younger brother already had a diagnosis, the condition can be genetic, and I experienced many of the same difficulties as him.

    I was diagnosed with epilepsy in 1997 and with pseudo-seizures - the type I most commonly experience and which are stress-related - in 2006.

    I take 40 mg per day of Citalapram for stress, anxiety and panic attacks and this helps with the pseudo-seizures. I also take Tegratol twice a day for the seizures and also take medication for acid reflux.

    I am not aware of any side-effects from my medication, but the drugs I take are essential to my health and I can become really unwell if I don't take them, so the issue of side-effects is not something that I really consider.s

    I had help with the form

  6. #6
    No I didn't get asked for a face to face but all went good for award.

  7. #7
    Quote Originally Posted by achat View Post
    No I didn't get asked for a face to face but all went good for award.
    That's good to hear, it's good when the system Is fair

  8. #8
    It would be interesting what conditions no face to face was for

  9. #9
    brightonbelle
    Guest
    QUOTE=Andyggow2016;110689]It would be interesting what conditions no face to face was for[/QUOTE]

    Hi,

    Just my opinion, but I don't think its the condition so much as the quality of evidence of the resulting impairments that help with getting a paper based assessment as opposed to face to face (with the exception of those situations that are filtered for during the initial stages ie terminal illness etc)

    The whole ethos of the "social model" of disability used by the DWP is that each person can be affected differently from the same condition. For example, on paper asthma, diabetes, epilepsy etc "should" all be controllable through medication etc. But in real life, its not like that - not all medication works the same way on everyone, not all conditions are controllable, someone can experience many symptoms, others less.


    I believe that its the quality of evidence about the effects of the condition that swings it..... I'm talking about evidence of impact on function. The more you have of that the better. For example, first time round I had some medical evidence of impaired function, evidence of diagnosis, specialist involvement, test results etc etc. Still called in for face to face to obtain some missing details. The second time round I had medical evidence of all the impaired functions I stated, so they didn't need to gather their own via face to face - hence paper based assessment.

    The mistake a lot of people make is not sending in appropriate evidence believing that the DWP will get it themselves.....they don't, or very rarely ask for it. Don't forget that evidence includes not only things from medical professionals, but also from people who may be helping you out - as long as it explains what they do for you and why ie what you cannot do, not what you don't do.

  10. #10
    Great idea for a thread Andy,well done.

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