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PIP Telephone Assessment 1 month 2 days ago #252442

Dear all,

I would like to ask the following questions:-

-Can a paper based assessment be done instead of a telephone assessment for PIP?

If so, on what grounds is this acceptable,do you require further evidence supporting this and who do you contact regarding this?

-If a telephone assessment is to be scheduled how far in advance are these booked generally?

Thank-you in advance

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PIP Telephone Assessment 1 month 2 days ago #252443


Yes, a Paper Based Review can be done instead of a telephone assessment.

There are two sets of requirements.

First, there needs to be sufficient evidence of how you meet the PIP Descriptors for an assessment report to be produced without you being contacted, things that will make it more difficult for you to receive a PBR are a variable condition or if you are unable to show a clear link between you limitations and the Descriptors.

You may be able to remedy this with additional evidence and/or testimony but there is no guarantee that this will be sufficient, ultimately the decision will lie with the assessor.

Secondly, you may be able to require a PBR if you can show that a telephone assessment will result in your suffering Overwhelming Psychological Distress but you will need medical evidence to support this.

The law requires claimants to receive seven days written notice of an assessment although this includes postage time but be aware feedback on the forum suggests that this is not always being honoured for telephone assessments.

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