Remaining politically neutral during General Election 2024


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Consultation for PIP Application

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JulieBlake
JulieBlake Community member Posts: 15 Listener
Hi, I am Julie B. I took the plunge and applied for PIP after being informed by an independent assessor whom I had when I requested an appeal for a blue badge. I have now received a letter from DWP with an appointment for a consultation
I feel quite anxious about this. Has anyone here had such consultation?

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,101 Disability Gamechanger
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    This will be the PIP assessment. Most people have them when claiming benefits such as PIP. 

    They will want to know all about your health conditions and how they affect your daily life. They will ask you various questions related to the PIP descriptors. 

    The assessment itself can last between 20 and 120 minutes, sometimes longer. If you kept a copy of the form (you should have) then have a read of that before the assessment to remind yourself of what you wrote. Try not to answer the questions with just a yes or no and try to give as much detail as possible. You can have someone with you if you want 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.
  • JulieBlake
    JulieBlake Community member Posts: 15 Listener
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    Thank you so much for your response.
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