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Pip renewal assessment

pinkymousepinkymouse Member Posts: 2 Listener
Hi everyone, I’m new to the Scope site.
I’d like to ask some advice if possible.
I received my PIP renewal form, 13 weeks later, I’ve had a letter asking me to attend a face-to- face assessment with Capita. I’m frightened to be honest, as I have seen and read so many horror stories from other people who’ve been for assessment with Capita. I didn’t have an assessment for my first award for PIP, it was automatically awarded.
Can anyone please advise me, as to what to expect from the assessment please?
Thank you. 


  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger

    You'll be asked questions about how your conditions affect you against the PIP descriptors. If you gave as much information on the form you returned then it will just be to verify what you put in the form. You'll be watched from the minute you arrive to the minute you leave.

    You'll have to answer all the questions yourself unless you have an appointee and they they will be able to answer them on your behalf.

    Once you've had the assessment wait about a week and if you live in the UK you can ring DWP to ask for a copy of the report to be sent to you. This will give you some idea what the decision is likely to be because they mostly go with the report.

    Good luck.
    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
  • Bevvy7andoverBevvy7andover Member Posts: 38 Connected
    Take someone with you for support hun 
  • pinkymousepinkymouse Member Posts: 2 Listener
    Thank you both, for your replies.
    The assessment was gruelling and exhausting too, I shall ring in a week or so, and ask for a copy of the assessment report.
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