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PIP - paper based review

JonnycJonnyJonnycJonny Member Posts: 10 Listener
Are review decisions ever made solely on the paper work ( the review form and additional relevant evidence ) without a telephone call ? If so, in what instances ? Thank you

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 22,110 Disability Gamechanger
    HI,

    Paper based assessments are rare and always have been but it's possible to have one, if there's enough evidence to complete the assessment without a telephone call.

    My daughters last review for PIP was paper based. I have her review forms here for her next one, which i'm hoping is paper based as i have enough evidence that proves beyond doubt that she still qualifies for Enhanced for both parts. We've had other members too that have had paper based assessments.
    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: 6,082 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi again 

    Sometimes they do a paper based review but not in many cases if they have all info and evidence they need it is possible 

    My last review was paper based I just got a call from dm to ask few questions and they made on spot decision to increase my award and for 5 years so it is possible 

    Most cases do however have a phone assessment 

    To have chance if paper based fill in form with as much detail as you can 

    I do have physical disability that will never change as well as partially sighted 
  • JonnycJonnyJonnycJonny Member Posts: 10 Listener
    Thank you for your thoughts - I have the enhanced rate for daily living only - no points awarded for mobility as I have an upper limb disability.

    From you what say I should ready myself for a call - will this be scheduled or out of the blue ? I originally had a home visit  as part of my initial application for PIP.
  • janer1967janer1967 Community champion Posts: 6,082 Disability Gamechanger
    If you have a phone assessment you will be notified of date and time either by letter or text 

    It can take a while to get an assessment depends on backlog in your area 
  • JonnycJonnyJonnycJonny Member Posts: 10 Listener
    Thank you. Best wishes
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 22,110 Disability Gamechanger
    They should give you at oleast 7 days notice of a telephone assessment.
    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.
  • JonnycJonnyJonnycJonny Member Posts: 10 Listener
    That's good to know. Thank you
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