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Made my first ever claim on 17th January got text saying received forms 10th febiery heard nothing so foned dwp and was told claim with atos and gave number to call my husband called to be told waiting f2f assessment but there's no appointsments !!!!! 

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    Hi,

    You haven't been waiting that long to be totally honest. The waiting times are actually increasing so i heard. Don't worry when there's a free appointment time they'll contact you by letter.

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      Yes the more l hear as well through reputable sources is waiting times are starting to increase quite a bit Denise.
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    I waited about six months and that was 3 years ago so goodness knows how long the wait is now !
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      They are going through the DLA claimants who were awarded DLA  for a indefinite period and from last l heard a lot of them still have to go through the DLA to PIP transition yet so one suspects it will get much worse going through this year and beyond..
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      Good luck for your assessment Sarah as if any of us can give you any helpful advice  then don't be afraid to ask for it.

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      Many thanks belgravia

      Do I take all my medication with me? I have consultant letter with report on about my condition can I take that for them to read?

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      First of all have they already got a copy of the consultants letter? because if they have not then definitely take that with you to give to them as its further evidence  and yes take the medication with you as well Sarah.
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      This letter from consultant arrived after forms sent back so no as yet they haven't seen the letter great thank you I will make sure I take all meds also my career has just read my appointment letter from atos stateing time date etc at college place Southampton turn over and look at the map and above the map states this your pip consultation is at wells health park Glastonbury!! Really so where do I go appointment time 9.15 am, I live fareham I

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      l would say you go to the place in Southampton but to make sure give them a ring just to make sure Sarah.

       

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      Hi Sarah,

      If your assessment date and time is not convenient or it's too far to travel then you can ring them and change it to somewhere closer to home. All first appointments are computer generated so mostly they give you an appointment that's far from home. You can only change the date/time once so please choose wisely. Take only copies of your evidence not originals., take a printed list of your current medication and and other evidence you haven't already sent. Good luck.

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