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I need help with PIP form

zoelambzoelamb Posts: 6Member Listener
edited December 2018 in PIP, DLA and AA
I’ve recently got a new PIP form to fill in I don’t know what to do or how to even start it never mind fill it. My Mam filled in my previous forms. I don’t have her help now. I need help but don’t know where to go I’ve tried to look online and I can’t find help anywhere. 

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  • thespicemanthespiceman Posts: 4,804Community champion Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @zoelamb   Pleased to meet you welcome.

    Thank you for joining and sharing.

    I am one of the team of community champions. Who guide, inform, advise new members.

    Citizens Advice have a question by question guide filling in a PIP claim Form .

    On their website.  You could also contact your local bureau 

    Should you be needing further support.

    To reassure you I use them all the time for benefit and form filling in.

    Have knowledge and expertise.

    We are a friendly community.  Supportive, care and share.

    Please ask if we can advise some one from our community or member of our team. Will be in touch.

    Please take care.

    @thespiceman
  • steve51steve51 Posts: 5,824Community champion Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @zoelamb

    Good Afternoon & Welcome 🙏🙏

    Yes the best place to start with is the “CAB” 

    We also have a “Helpline” 0808 800
    3333

    I am also very very happy 😃 in helping you???

    Please please let me know how you feel ???
  • zoelambzoelamb Posts: 6Member Listener
    Thank you. I will try to ring Citizena advice as I’m pretty much house bound and need to be escorted everywhere by my daughter but it’s normal to sit for hours in local citizens advice office in Gateshead and I not only couldn’t manage this even accompanied but the thought terrifies me. I suffered an traumatic brain injury 5 years ago and I’m a very different person with various health problems and I sent the majority of my life in the house. I can still remember how traumatic the previous two assessments were but my Mam filled in all my forms for years but she’s not well now. I am worried sick and making myself worse. I’m not quite sure if I’m making sense and my form needs to be sent back or received back by the 14 th Jan. I’m also having roblems trying to get an appt with my doctor who is the only doctor I know in my surgery as it’s only phone on the day for emergency appts with her. 
  • zoelambzoelamb Posts: 6Member Listener
    I will be contacting my Neurophysiologist on Wednesday to see if she knows what I can do. But it’s making me worse with worry  
  • steve51steve51 Posts: 5,824Community champion Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @zoelamb

    “Please Please don’t “Worry”

    ”Yes” I myself have have had a “Brain Injury”

    Yes I am very different as well.

    I don’t do “Stress” anymore!!!! 

    Mine was in 1998 at the age off 32.

    Have you ever considered a “home visit”

    For your appointment????

    Don’t worry you can phone “CAB” on Monday morning.

    I can help you with this if required??????????
  • zoelambzoelamb Posts: 6Member Listener
    Thank you so much for your understanding to be honest I’ve just hid from the world out of shame and embarrassment and now my mam can’t help me the same I feel overwhelmed and out of my league. I don’t know how to go about getting a home visit. How I am varies by the hour every day of my life and can also massively effect making phone calls. I’m worried I’ll run out of time to fill the form in. One of my daughters helps me a lot a home but after repeatedly looking at the pip renewal form said she couldn’t fill it in as it was to complicated and she didn’t know how to put into writing how it is. My doctor has always been very helpful and compassionate but it is almost impossible to get an appointment with her and the other doctors in the surgery are strangers and I don’t even know there name so I can’t ask them for any advice or letters to help me. Thank you for your patience and advice as I gave up a long time ago asking for help and tend to only see the same people over the years both professional and personal. 
  • zoelambzoelamb Posts: 6Member Listener
    I thought everything was closed until Wednesday. 
  • steve51steve51 Posts: 5,824Community champion Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @zoelamb

    Please please let me double check for you straightaway if you don’t mind????????
  • steve51steve51 Posts: 5,824Community champion Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @zoelamb

    Here’s some info for you below on “CAB” opening times!!!!!!!!!

    https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/

    Please please let me know if you need any help with this????
  • zoelambzoelamb Posts: 6Member Listener
    Thank you ive just looked on CAB website and I’ve asked my daughter to remind me and if I’m well enough I will try and phone them on Monday. I really appreciate your help and will let you know what happens. 
  • steve51steve51 Posts: 5,824Community champion Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @zoelamb

    Don’t worry it’s my Pleasure 😇😇😇

    “Yes Yes” please let me know & if there’s anything that I can help you with please please let me know??
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