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Pip telephone assessment- is it a video call or normal phone call? Are they nice? Can I have notes?

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kerryjayne_49
kerryjayne_49 Community member Posts: 5 Listener
edited June 2021 in PIP, DLA, and AA
Hi I'm new today.

I have a telephone assessment next week and really was looking for some answers.please .. I'm pooping myself

On the first letter I got it said I have to d/l an app..but on the second letter it said they will be calling me.

Is it a video call or just normal telephone?
Are they nice people?
Mine is for MH and I'm really forgetful, can I write things down and refer to it whilst on the phone?

Thank you 

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  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,964 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi and welcome 

    Prepare by reading through your apication form and having it with you 

    Yes you can prepare notes to refer to and I would suggest writing down 2 examples for each descriptor of what happened when you tried to do the task how you do it , if you need support or any aids   if you can't do it why not , can you do it safely   reliably and repeatedly.  Are there any consequences eg accidents   pain , fatigue   can't repeat it 

    The assessors are gently speaking nice they may ask questions You don't think relevant but they are trying to find out how you are affected 

    Lots 9f advice in our pip section but don't dwell on negative outcomesots apply successfully 


  • kerryjayne_49
    kerryjayne_49 Community member Posts: 5 Listener
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    Thank you for your advice 
  • JustJulie
    JustJulie Community member Posts: 5 Listener
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    If you look online you will see how PIP award points and it tells you what answers are required to what category you will be graded to.  If you as someone else suggested keep a copy of what you have told them with you that will help.  Be sure to be honest but do not downplay anything as they will mark it lower if you do.  They are there to help you not worry you Thanks and good luck

  • kerryjayne_49
    kerryjayne_49 Community member Posts: 5 Listener
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  • kerryjayne_49
    kerryjayne_49 Community member Posts: 5 Listener
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    Thank you   is it a video call?
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,964 Disability Gamechanger
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    It's just phone call 
  • kerryjayne_49
    kerryjayne_49 Community member Posts: 5 Listener
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