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Welfare Rights / Re: PIP medical on 5th Dec and terrified!
« Last post by KizzyKazaer on November 21, 2017, 09:31:15 PM »
Indeed it's not ideal to be facing two benefit assessments at the same time... but I have a feeling that one might 'trigger' the other, as within a couple of weeks of my own PIP decision I had an ESA50 plopping through the letterbox.  It doesn't all mean bad news though, even the dreaded 'medical' - I know someone who recently had a PIP face-to-face assessment and was subsequently awarded the enhanced daily living rate... Of course, the 'horror stories' are more newsworthy, as it were - so certainly don't assume that a medical automatically means a nil award!  PIP is still relatively new, so it can be more like a lottery, I think  >erm<

The ESA decision delay may well be due to waiting for a PIP decision first, so try to put that one aside for the now - keeping these  >x-fingers< for both of you anyway  >x-fingers<

>edit for too many repetititions of the word 'news'  >doh<<
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Welfare Rights / Re: PIP medical on 5th Dec and terrified!
« Last post by pjd on November 21, 2017, 09:14:27 PM »
Thanks, you too.  They hadnt even received my form before sending me for a medical so all that stress was for nothing.  Anyway, hope it goes well for you.  :)
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Welfare Rights / Re: PIP medical on 5th Dec and terrified!
« Last post by paradox on November 21, 2017, 08:51:36 PM »
Thank you...you too, wish you all the best
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Welfare Rights / Re: PIP medical on 5th Dec and terrified!
« Last post by pjd on November 21, 2017, 08:49:13 PM »
Hi, so sorry to hear they are putting you through both at the same time.  I'm going through the ESA one myself and have found it extremely stressful and have medical in over 2 wks which I'm absolutely dreading.   Take a deep breathe and hang in there OK.  I'm sure someone will come along soon with more knowledge and advice than I can give.   All the best OK.   

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Welfare Rights / PIP medical on 5th Dec and terrified!
« Last post by paradox on November 21, 2017, 07:32:06 PM »
Hi I am currently undergoing a joint PIP and ESA review. DLA to PIP changeover to be exact.  ESA I have heard nothing at all and its 8 weeks now. PIP changeover,  I got the form while still completing the ESA50 so was gobsmacked to be having to deal with both at once!
Today I got the dreaded phone call for a PIP medical. They wanted me to go in 2 days to start with but I had medical appointments so managed to get it delayed until 5th December..2 weeks today.
I am dreading this! I have read so many horror stories that I am freaking out. I have someone to go with me but its dealing with the whole thing....its getting too much.
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Welfare Rights / Re: First time esa form
« Last post by pjd on November 21, 2017, 05:53:26 PM »
Hi,  is medical services the one where I go for the medical assessment and what do I say to say?  My gp letter is dated around 15th October I think - so what should I do now?
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Welfare Rights / Re: First time esa form
« Last post by Monic1511 on November 21, 2017, 05:07:23 PM »
You can phone and ask these questions but itís the medical services people you need to call, as for the gp letter, if itís an identical letter to the last time or isnít dated in the last 6 weeks they might ignore it
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Welfare Rights / Re: First time esa form
« Last post by pjd on November 21, 2017, 03:40:42 PM »
Hi, I sent the support letter from my gp requesting a home visit with the form - is that not valid any more?  x
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Welfare Rights / Re: First time esa form
« Last post by pjd on November 21, 2017, 03:38:04 PM »
Hi Monic, so they don't have to read the ESA form first then.   Did sending the form in a bit late trigger the early medical - is it all my fault?
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Welfare Rights / Re: First time esa form
« Last post by Monic1511 on November 21, 2017, 03:36:13 PM »
I️ suspect that since they knew the form was late that they scheduled the medical anyway. Sorry but you have to go to the medical unless your doctor will contact them again with an up to date letter saying why you cannot attend.
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