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What does this mean?

RobMc Member Posts: 7 Listener

I'm new here and was looking for answers. I've been told by my support worker that the assessor for my PIP claim told her I would not need to go for an assessment due to the fact they think it will be too distressing for me. What should I expect? What should I prepare for?

Thank you


  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 31,257 Disability Gamechanger

    If no face to face assessment is needed it means they have enough information to do a paper based assessment. I'm assuming that the health assessment provider has spoken to your support worker? If so then there's nothing to prepare for because a report will be written and returned to DWP and then a decision will be made on your claim.
  • RobMc
    RobMc Member Posts: 7 Listener
    Yeah, that's how they came to the decision I didn't have to go for an assessment, was just wondering if its looking good for my claim or if they are just going to deny me
  • Chloe_Scope
    Chloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,545 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @RobMc

    Welcome to the community! For the vast majority of people, a face to face assessment is given. A paper based assessment would suggest that they have sufficient evidence to make a decision, as well as it being too stressful for yourself.

    I hope it is a positive outcome for yourself and please do let me know if we can do anything else to help. :)

  • RobMc
    RobMc Member Posts: 7 Listener
    Thank you :) and I will do
  • RobMc
    RobMc Member Posts: 7 Listener
    Well in my case, my support worker said that I should get at least 2 points in each category for daily living and enough points to get standard mobility, plus she wrote a letter supporting as did my psychiatric nurse 
  • RobMc
    RobMc Member Posts: 7 Listener
    Sorry for a late update guys, but I was awarded enhanced rate daily living until 2022 and standard rate mobility until 2022 :) 
  • Jurph
    Jurph Member Posts: 362 Pioneering


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