PIP Application

edited 20 February 2021 at 12:30PM in Disability money matters
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edited 20 February 2021 at 12:30PM in Disability money matters
I don't know if this is obvious to everyone, however just a prompt for anyone about to embark on their PIP application form and has difficulty writing etc. Having confirmed with DWP that it was ok to do so, I completed the PIP2 application form by simply referencing each descriptor section to a printed appendix entry. It made the process much easier in that any changes were simply a matter of re-printing that page, and in addition it avoids the problem of fitting everything into the descriptor answer box section. Just make sure each additional sheet includes your name and National Insurance number. Hope this helps.

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    MuttleythefrogMuttleythefrog Forumite
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    edited 20 February 2021 at 12:06PM
    Yes... exactly what I do...or rather did in most recent review form... they seem to make the process about as user unfriendly as possible by trying to force manual form completion which beggars belief considering who the user group is. But this is one way to make things more efficient and save work in future re-assessments. 
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  • Newly_retiredNewly_retired Forumite
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    Agreed. Just make sure you don’t miss any of the little boxes to tick.
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    Hi, I had an accident last week and lost the best part of 3 fingers from my right hand. I can't write with my left hand so will have to ask my wife to fill the form in for me. Can you explain what the printed appendix entry is please? is it a word document I create myself?
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    MuttleythefrogMuttleythefrog Forumite
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    edited 17 June 2021 at 11:33AM
    aphill24 said:
    Hi, I had an accident last week and lost the best part of 3 fingers from my right hand. I can't write with my left hand so will have to ask my wife to fill the form in for me. Can you explain what the printed appendix entry is please? is it a word document I create myself?
    The big parts of the form which ask you to describe your difficulties associated with each activity - this can be a lot of writing and often repeated writing from previous efforts at similar. So what you can do in the sections is instead of hand writing in them simply write a reference to attached pages which you could electronically create and print. It's a sort of workaround in part to get over the problem that the forms need manual completion and are a pain even for the non disabled I would imagine. Further saved electronic work can be used in future reviews of entitlement where you might need little or no amendment to details.

    Importantly if creating pages to print to go with the official form... ensure you putt at least your name, NiNo, and date on each page.

    Yes you'd create them yourself but there may be some templates out there - to be honest though it would probably take longer to find a template than to create your own given the little information on such pages that is generic. 
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    aphill24 said:
    Hi, I had an accident last week and lost the best part of 3 fingers from my right hand. I can't write with my left hand so will have to ask my wife to fill the form in for me. Can you explain what the printed appendix entry is please? is it a word document I create myself?

    If you are claiming PIP because of this accident then do be aware that you need to have had the condition for at least 3 months and expect it to last at least a further 9 months.
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