Hi, my name is AW58! I have my PIP call assessment in 2 days time

AW58 Community member Posts: 1 Listener
edited November 2021 in PIP, DLA, and AA
Am new in here and my pip call assessment in two days time.


  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,964 Championing
    Hi and welcome to the community Feel free to join in or ask any questions 

    Hope your assessment goes well let us know how you get on 
  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Scope Posts: 12,499 Championing
    Welcome to the community @aw58 :) 

    How are you feeling about your telephone assessment? Many people find they get a bit nervous beforehand, so please do let us know if there's anything we can do to help put your mind at ease. 
  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community member Posts: 16,203 Championing
    Hi @aw58 - & welcome to the community. Some tips for your PIP phone assessment:
    - If you have kept a copy of your initial claim form, have a read through it.
     - Ideally you should have given 1 or 2 recent, detailed examples of the difficulty you face doing/attempting each applicable activity/descriptor that is looked at with PIP, i.e. when exactly did this occur, where, what exactly happened, why did you have difficulty, did anyone else see this, & were there any consequences to this, if applicable?
     - have a look at the PIP descriptors in this link, reading the notes at the end. The word 'reliably,' which is so important, isn't mentioned as such, but it's if you can't do an activity safely, to an acceptable standard, if you can't repeat it as often as would normally be expected, or if it takes you longer than a person without your disability. If you can't do an activity 'reliably,' say so, explaining why. Please see: https://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/asset-library/Personal-Independence-Payment-Descriptors-and-Scores-April-2021.pdf
     - see if there were any gaps where you didn't give those important detailed examples for each applicable PIP activities/descriptors in your initial claim form. Try to include these in your assessment if asked about any
     - you may be asked questions which you feel don't directly address the PIP descriptors, but they will, sometimes looking across a few, e.g. do you drive, do you have a pet?
    - if you're unsure about any question, just ask for it to be repeated. Take your time in answering, & don't just answer yes or no.
    - make sure your phone is fully charged, & if you'd like someone there to support you, put your phone on speaker phone so they can listen in. Good luck.