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TOPIC: Paper based PIP assessment?

Paper based PIP assessment? 3 months 1 week ago #195310

Hi

My DLA is ending soon and I've made a new claim for PIP. I phoned today to ask for an update and was given the number for CAPITA. They told me that I don't require a face to face assessment and that a decision should be made by next week.

I just find this quite strange as the woman i spoke to at the PIP department said that very few people don't have to go for a face to face assessment.

I'm claiming for mental health reasons.

Best regards

Steve

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Paper based PIP assessment? 3 months 1 week ago #195318

Hi Steve,

It is less common to have an assessment entirely on paper but it does happen. The assessor clearly believes they have enough information to make a recommendation without a face2face.

I would expect you to get the decision letter in around 2-3 weeks now.

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Paper based PIP assessment? 3 months 1 week ago #195322

Thanks for your reply. I'm relieved that I don't need to go to an assessment but also worried that they may turn me down.

I will keep you updated.
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Paper based PIP assessment? 3 months 6 days ago #195337

We did a paper based assessment for my son and have just learned it was a complete success and he has been given the higher rates . It can be done! June

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Paper based PIP assessment? 3 months 6 days ago #195357

i am in the same position as you, i rang capita and paper based pip assesment. i was on dla but told need to apply for pip now, im very worried im going to be turned down.

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