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Last updated:
15/08/2019

Requesting evidence for PIP letter template

This letter template can be used to request evidence from medical professionals for a Personal Independence Payment (PIP claim). Download today.

You can use this letter to ask your healthcare or medical professionals for information about your health. You can then use this evidence to support your Personal Independence Payment (PIP) claim.

It’s important to understand that not all healthcare professionals are able or willing to write supporting letters, and they are not obliged to do so, but it is worth asking them and stressing how it could help your claim – they can charge a fee for writing this letter/report.

Before filling in this document, we advise you to read this article which explains everything you need to know on supporting evidence for a PIP claim.

Follow these simple instructions to request evidence for a PIP claim:

  • Download the template
  • Where you see something written in red, it means you need to add or change something so that the letter is accurate for you.
  • Email or print your letter and send to the healthcare or medical professional.
  • Once you have received the evidence send this to the DWP.

Requesting PIP medical evidence by post

It can take a long time from when you request medical evidence to you receiving it. Therefore, we recommend that you ask for it as soon as you can.

Requesting your medical evidence is sent to you before the DWP

When requesting medical evidence, make sure the person/s you are asking to provide the letter send it to you rather than directly to the DWP – this way you can check that you’re happy with the content and that it is an accurate reflection of your condition and abilities.

Note

Don’t delay returning your PIP form. Always send the PIP form back to the DWP and include a letter explaining that more information will follow.

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