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Assessment

berry123berry123 Member Posts: 35 Listener
Hi all just wanted to know how long for face to face assessment I sebt firm out 2 weeks ago and I received a letter from government to shield my daughter posted out today and I rang pip they want to see it

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  • woodbinewoodbine Member Posts: 2,266 Disability Gamechanger
    Face 2 face assessments remain suspended, they have been replaced with telephone assessments or paper based, not sure what the shielding letter would have to do with PIP if i'm honest.
  • berry123berry123 Member Posts: 35 Listener
    Well I was told by my gp to send has I am clinically vulnerable so I sent it. What does paper assessment mean they send me a form or summat
  • janer1967janer1967 Community champion Posts: 6,291 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi as above there are no f2f assessments at present 

    How long you will have to wait depends on backlog but expect it to be a while as nothing happens quick especially in current circumstances 
  • woodbinewoodbine Member Posts: 2,266 Disability Gamechanger
    berry123 said:
    Well I was told by my gp to send has I am clinically vulnerable so I sent it. What does paper assessment mean they send me a form or summat
    A paper based assessment is one based on the forms you have sent in and any relevant evidence you sent with it, if they need more it will be a telephone assessment, I see what you mean about sending the shielding letter but as things stand that won't make any difference. As for how long, no one can answer that it will be when it will be.
  • berry123berry123 Member Posts: 35 Listener
    Thank you so much 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 22,214 Disability Gamechanger
    As this is your first time claim then it could potentially take several months. I would agree with the shielding letter and i'm also unsure how that will help your claim because it's just advice from the Government regarding shielding. It doesn't tell them anything at all about how your conditions affect you against the PIP descriptors and this is really what's needed.
    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.
  • berry123berry123 Member Posts: 35 Listener
    Thanks poppy 
  • BrettWBrettW Member Posts: 215 Pioneering
    Dont know where you live @berry123 but I know different areas have different backlogs. I live in South Yorkshire and submitted my first claim back in October. My telephone assessment is happening this Monday so for this area its looking at around close to 3 months from when they acknowledge receipt of the forms to when you get an assessment. Obviously it will then be another wait for the decision.

    If you are lucky you may get yours quicker but if you don't hear anything for a couple of months don't worry the process takes some time
  • berry123berry123 Member Posts: 35 Listener
    Thnx keep us updated what happens in Monday. Wish you well all the best
  • wilkowilko Member Posts: 2,159 Disability Gamechanger
    hello, hope your assessment goes ok, and wait a week or so after your assessment then phone the DWP and request a copy of your assessment report and on receiving it you can work out what your award may should be but you still have to wait for the award notification letter.
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