How long will the telephone assessment take? — Scope | Disability forum

How long will the telephone assessment take?

Rainbowandsunshine Member Posts: 1 Listener
edited November 2021 in PIP, DLA, and AA
Hi, I am new here and first time poster.
Sorry if its the wrong place to post.
I have a Pip assessment in 3 Days,
Since I got the letter i have felt very sick and anxious, I don't answer the phone hardly ever and the pip assessment is over the phone, its making me feel  stressed and I struggle to explain how things affect me day to day..I am not one to talk about me
Because  Im so forgetful and anxious.
I've cried for the last 2 days because of its making me feel.

So what I am asking is how long does the call take ?
I have waited 23 weeks from sending my completed form back to getting the assessment?

Thank you ? sorry for ranting 


  • Ross_Scope
    Ross_Scope Posts: 6,648

    Scope community team

    Hello @Rainbowandsunshine and welcome to the community, it's lovely to see you join us. There's no need to apologise for making your post, you're very much welcomed to talk about how you feel and have a rant as you put it, if it helps you feel better.

    This is a very supportive and welcoming place so you're absolutely amongst friends here, I'm sorry to hear that the assessment is causing you so much worry, though it's normal to be at least nervous about it. Have you considered making notes of the sort of things you want to say, or perhaps having somebody alongside you during the assessment if that would help you feel calmer?

    There is no set length for the assessments and they can vary quite a bit, so I wouldn't really like to put a number on it and give you false expectations, but it's important that you take as much time as you need to answer any questions, and look after your well-being as much as possible throughout.
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  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 15,097 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome to the community 

    The assessment can take anything from 10 mins to over 2 hours each one is different and a lot depends on how well you completed the application form 

    Have a copy of your application with you and read through it beforehand 

    Maybe make some notes to remind you 

    Don't just answer yes or no to the questions the best response is to tell them about a real example of what happens when you try and do the task 

    Bear in mind you need to think about if you can do the task safety reliably and timely and the consequences of doing the task 

    Good luck let us know how you get on  
  • Teddybear12
    Teddybear12 Community Co-Production Group Posts: 4,787 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Rainbowandsunshine Welcome to the Community. Please try to not let the thought of the assessment upset you so much. Just do your best and try to be calm (easier said than done I know). If you have any questions please ask. You can rant on here any time you like. Take care. 


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