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ainew201ainew201 Member Posts: 5 Listener
Hi I have applied for pip as I have anxiety PTSD and depression, I have called today for a date for interview , they have told me they are wanting to do a written assessment instead , so they basically want more info of my doctor , I’m not to sure if this is a good thing or not , any advice form any one will be appreciated 

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  • ross2503ross2503 Member Posts: 91 Pioneering
    Hi ainew201 

    Welcome to the community :) 

    I think as long as you aare able to communicate how your condition impacts your daily living and mobility, I'm sure a written assessment should be fine. If you are uncomfortable with doing it that way perhaps it might be worth calling them to request a telephone assessment instead?  
  • ainew201ainew201 Member Posts: 5 Listener
    Hi Ross , I didn’t realise I could do that , atm I will just leave it how it is , I’ve just never heard of that happening before 
    thanks for reply 
  • steve51steve51 Member Posts: 7,175 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @ainew201

    Welcome it’s great to meet you this afternoon.

    I am one of the Community Champion’s here at Scope.

    We have got some good pip info on our site.

    https://www.scope.org.uk/advice-and-support/personal-independence-payment-pip/

    Please let me know if you have any problems with the info????

    @steve51
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    HI and welcome,

    A written assessment? Do you mean a paper based assessment? If so then this means that potentially a telephone assessment may not be needed because they may have enough of information to do a paper assessment. I would leave it a week and ring again anhd they maybe able to give you more information on what's happening. If they can't get the extra information needed from your Doctor then a paper based assessment may not be possible.
    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.
  • ainew201ainew201 Member Posts: 5 Listener
    yes he did say paper based assessment , is this a common procedure and does it go against your claim , basically what I’m saying is does this mean I’m not eligible for pip
    thanks 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    No, it's not very common but it can and does happen. My daughter had a paper based PIP assessment for her review. No it doesn't mean you're not eligible. However, don't get your hopes up too much because they could still decide a phone assessment is needed.
    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.
  • ainew201ainew201 Member Posts: 5 Listener
    Yes no point getting my hopes up , don’t expect to be accepted tbh 
  • steve51steve51 Member Posts: 7,175 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @ainew201

    Yes best not get your hopes up.

    Mind you I will keep my “fingers & toes crossed” for you.

    Please please let me know how things go if you don’t mind.

    @steve51

  • ainew201ainew201 Member Posts: 5 Listener
    I will let use all no , Anyone no time frames , I called on the 2nd of June sent my forms in by the 2nd of July ?
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    There's no timescales. backlogs cause delays and these vary area to area.
    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.
  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 9,284 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome to the community, as advised there are no timescales on wait times and if you only sent forms back on 2nd July it isnt a long wait as yet.

    I also wanted to add I had a paper based assessment on my last review as well 

    Fingers crossed for you 
  • chiariedschiarieds Community Co-Production Group Posts: 8,066 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @ainew201 - & welcome to the community from me too. I hope the advice given above has explained about paper based assessments. Keep in touch & let us know how you get on, & chat here any time. :)
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