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New PIP claim, advice needed please :)

Gigi89 Community member Posts: 1 Listener
Hi everyone, I recently put in my first claim for PIP 28/09/23 due to level of care needs I have as I am partially sighted, ASD, agoraphobic, Parkinsonism and complex PTSD. IAS texted me on 30/10/23 to say they have received my form and will contact me if they need further information or if an assessment is required. I haven't yet received notice of when my assessment is to take place which has left me a little alarmed, I have rang IAS to ask them if or when a date for an assessment has been booked in yet but the person on the phone said my application was with a decision maker at IAS and were awaiting some reports from my GP, they said that it may be that my claim is to be a paper based assessment however the person on the phone said that if I am to require an assessment they would allow me some time before the assessment would take place however he said 'it may be that we have enough supporting evidence to make a decision based on the form' but he couldn't tell me or not if a paper base assessment is what they are intending on doing? They've had my claim for 3 weeks now,was wondering if anyone else has been in a similar position? I I haven't left the house in a number of years now, so the idea of a face to face assessment has been looming over me over the recent weeks as I struggle with crippling hypervigilance, so leaving the house I find being too much of a sensory overload for me. x 


  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 52,230 Disability Gamechanger
    As your file is still with IAS then it won’t be with a decision maker because they work for DWP and not IAS.

    Yes it is possible for anyone to have a paper based assessment if there enough of information to write the report without an assessment, though it’s rare. 

    Once the report is written it will be returned to DWP and then a decision maker will take a look at everything you sent and then make a decision. A decision can take up to 12 weeks from that point. 

    As your file has only been with then for 3 weeks then that’s not a lot of time to be honest. 

    If an assessment is needed you can request a telephone assessment instead of a face to face one. All you can do now is wait. 
    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.


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