Last reply 3 months ago
Pip supporting evidence

Hi,
I’m applying for PIP but I have moved to a different hospital (the Walton centre) about two years ago which is further away from where I live so I find it difficult to go to as I can’t go on my own so I have absolutely no supporting written evidence and my situation has worsened in the last 6 months since my last appointment there (hence my need to re-apply).

I haven’t seen an ms nurse or consultant since my condition changed, I have spoken on the phone to different ms specialist nurses and have an appointment next week and I’ve been to my GP (who is close by) but have no idea what written evidence I should be asking for or even if I can ask. I try to manage my condition by resting and I’m lucky to get help from my family so try not to go to the hospital (as I can’t go alone and don’t want to put others out) so my medical experts are less aware of how this condition effects me at the moment as they might be if I were to go when I should perhaps.

Please can anyone help with suggestions as to how I should gain supporting evidence and what I need to do.
Many thanks in advance

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bullman
3 months ago

@dizzyg in my job as a pip decision maker before I retired on ill health grounds i spent more time on the application than supporting evidence. A letter from your GP confirming dx may be enough


kimiblanc
3 months ago

Hi,

The ms society helpline has a benefits advice service. I wonder if they might be able to help?

https://www.mssociety.org.uk/care-and-support/ms-helpline

The brain charity based in Liverpool also have a similar service

https://www.thebraincharity.org.uk/how-we-can-help/practical-help/welfare-benefits

Hope you’re okay and hope the above is helpful
Kim


dizzyg
3 months ago

Thank you @bullman, that certainly makes me feel a little bit more positive about this process. I have been advised to describe my worst days on the form rather than stay focused on the good days as I try to normally, would you think that would be the best advice?

Thank you @kimiblanc, I’ve looked on the citizens advice webpage which was extremely helpful in filling my form in but suggests that I need plenty of written evidence, I’ll check out The Brain Charity website now.
Thanks so much for your help

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