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Assessment waiting times. Can I request my application be reviewed without an assessment?

amy1188 Member Posts: 11 Connected
edited November 2021 in PIP, DLA, and AA
I am reapplying as my current award is only until January following a tribunal decision. Capita have now had my form for 4 weeks and have still not decided what assessment to offer me and can not offer a time estimate. This means I then have to wait for an appointment once someone has decided what appointment I need. 

Can I request my application be reviewed without an assessment at the moment? Nothing which was assessed previously has changed and I have since been diagnosed with new conditions. 


  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 25,533 Disability Gamechanger
    Most people have an assessment, which are mostly done by telephone. Paper based assessments are rare but do happen. 
    If there’s enough of evidence to do this they will, otherwise unfortunately you will need to wait until an appointment date becomes available. There are huge backlogs at the moment so you may be waiting quite a few months, maybe longer. 
  • woodbine
    woodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 6,052 Disability Gamechanger
    I'm afraid you will have to wait, and remember being diagnosed with a condition doesn't mean much, unless that condition affects your daily living/mobility.
    Be kind to newer members


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