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Pip assessments

joyclynjoyclyn Member Posts: 66 Courageous
Hy just me again hot text message to say Pip received my papers and it said i may need  face to face assesment befor a decision is made   is this correct  one of my conditions is COPD  and  i dont mix  only family in bubble with. Me  dont know what to think  joy 


  • chiariedschiarieds Community champion Posts: 6,896 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi, as far as I'm aware PIP face to face assessments are still suspended. Your letter says you 'may' need one, but doesn't say you would definitely get one. Perhaps it's just a standard letter. Hopefully other members will know more.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    edited October 2020

    Face to face assessments are still currently suspended due to Covid and telephone assessments have replaced them. The letter you received is a standard letter but they haven't changed to wording to telephone assessment. As most people have them then i'd advise you to expect one, this way if a paper based assessment can be completed then it's a bonus, although paper assessments are rare.

    If a telephone assessment is needed then they'll contact you with a date and time, there's no timescales for how long you could be waiting.
    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.
  • janer1967janer1967 Community champion Posts: 7,305 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi try not to worry as advised above you will hear in due time about an assessment if required 
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