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Pip telephone assessment without paperwork….

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rubyred71
rubyred71 Community member Posts: 8 Listener
Hi all,
just a quick q I’m hoping someone can answer. 
A few months ago I requested PIP forms m they were sent out but I was given only 2 weeks to complete them, I wasn’t able to complete them in time and after trying for several days to get through to them via phone to ask for more time and getting no reply,  I just decided to leave it. 
Anyway, fast forward to today and I received a letter from them saying they will be calling me next week for a phone assessment for PIP, even though I never returned the form. 
I’m not sure what to make of it….I’m tempted to just have the assessment but because they have no paperwork how will they know anything. 
Anyone else had this happen? I’ve even had a message from my GP saying they’ve been in touch with her and she needs my permission to answer their questions, yet I never sent back any of the paper work! 

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,115 Disability Gamechanger
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    For some health conditions they can use their own discretion and continue with your claim even without returning the form. There’s likely a vulnerability marker on your file. We’ve had quite a few members that this has happened to. 
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • rubyred71
    rubyred71 Community member Posts: 8 Listener
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    Thank you. 
    I always thought you had to return the form. I’ve never applied before so I don’t know where vulnerability marker comes from. 
  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 7,982 Disability Gamechanger
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    It is ok not to know @rubyred71, these things can be confusing. Do you know where the vulnerability marker comes from now? Please do not hesitate to let us know if you have any further questions or if there's anything else we can do to help  :)
    Community Volunteer Adviser with professional knowledge of education, special educational needs and disabilities and EHCP's. Pronouns: She/her. 

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  • StillIRise
    StillIRise Community member Posts: 178 Pioneering
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    rubyred71 said:
    Hi all,
    just a quick q I’m hoping someone can answer. 
    A few months ago I requested PIP forms m they were sent out but I was given only 2 weeks to complete them, I wasn’t able to complete them in time and after trying for several days to get through to them via phone to ask for more time and getting no reply,  I just decided to leave it. 
    Anyway, fast forward to today and I received a letter from them saying they will be calling me next week for a phone assessment for PIP, even though I never returned the form. 
    I’m not sure what to make of it….I’m tempted to just have the assessment but because they have no paperwork how will they know anything. 
    Anyone else had this happen? I’ve even had a message from my GP saying they’ve been in touch with her and she needs my permission to answer their questions, yet I never sent back any of the paper work! 
    Yes I've had this exact same thing happen to me before.  I didn't send the PIP form back at all.  A few months later they contacted me to offer me an assessment.  The assessment was incredibly long, like 1 hour 45 minutes and then she called back twice on different days to ask more questions.  The result was that I got a PIP Award though, Enhanced, without ever filling out the PIP form.  They explained I have some kind of vulnerable marker on my files. 
  • StillIRise
    StillIRise Community member Posts: 178 Pioneering
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    rubyred71 said:
    Thank you. 
    I always thought you had to return the form. I’ve never applied before so I don’t know where vulnerability marker comes from. 
    How did this work out for you?  Did you have your PIP Assessment now?
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