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just got my award letter yesterday Aug 6th. Glad to say I retain my enhanced level of care and have been moved up to enhanced level for mobility. They have awarded it for 3 years
I had been terrified about it all having read so many negative things happening to people, here on line. Thought I'd write a success story which may put people's minds to rest and perhaps be of help
Recieved the letter asking me to apply at the end of May, giving me 4 weeks to fill in the form. I asked for a few weeks extension which they happily granted once I had received the form. This was because I had a psychiatrists appointment due very soon and wanted to attend that before submitting my form. As it happened I had to send in the letter from psychiatrist and from the Orthopeadic surgeon I saw after I'd sent in my form .
So my form was due in by June 6th. I received a text saying they had received it a few days after I'd sent it recorded delivery.
I recieved a letter asking me to go for a medical about 6 weeks later , ( medical was done mid / end July and about 2/3 weeks after that I received the desicion
I filled in my form with help from the Citizens Advice website for PIP
The medical was straight forward ,lasted about an hour as she just went through every question I'd answered .
I sent in a letter of support from psychiatrist and from Orthopeadic surgeon . In my award letter they mentioned them referring to my XRay, so I assume they actually contacted my GP for that, indeed for the report on the appointment I'd had about my hip . I finally managed to get a copy of this letter to send in, and it only got sent in about ten days before the desicion letter arrived. Not sure if they would have recieved it
my GP receptionist had said that I didn't need any letters as the PIP would approach them. I wasn't sure about this, so got the letters sent In anyway.
Everything went smoothly , I must admit, I'd only got 1 point above what I needed for enhanced Care.. I dispute the amount of points they gave me for a couple of other things.
I will write thanking them and will mention this
All I can say is that I feel the whole thing went well. No nasty surprises.
Please dont torture yourself like I did. Just give as much info as you can and I think you will be fine
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