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PIP renewal - current advice on assessments needed 1 month 1 week ago #252461

Hi all,

Renewal time has rolled around.

I haven't been able to find concrete information on the state of assessments for people making a renewal. I am guessing face-to-face assessments are still on hold, and assessments are being done by telephone currently?

Are people being called for fresh medical assessment when going through PIP renewal?

Thanks all,

RB

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PIP renewal - current advice on assessments needed 1 month 1 week ago #252462

Hi Cynical_optimist

All assessments are currently paper-based or by telephone whether a claimant is renewing their PIP or claiming for the first time. The majority are phone assessments.

You can read about the process in the PIP guide. There are eight pages covering phone assessments.

www.benefitsandwork.co.uk/help-for-claimants

BIS
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PIP renewal - current advice on assessments needed 1 month 1 week ago #252534

Thanks BIS!

I have a second question. I have a copy of my last ATOS medical assessment, which although not entirely correct, scored enough points for an award, so I didn't challenge the inaccuracies! Is it worth including a copy of this alongside my medical letters & the review form? I want to make sure it's seen, as I don't know if they'll look through my full history.

Best wishes

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PIP renewal - current advice on assessments needed 1 month 1 week ago #252549

cynical_optimist

You can but I would read it very carefully before you do, it would be unusual for a report to be 100% supportive and you do not want to introduce issues to your reassessment that you would otherwise avoid.

Gordon
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PIP renewal - current advice on assessments needed 1 month 1 week ago #252568

Thanks Gordon,

It's more that I really don't want to go through a telephone assessment, and my last two medicals have been accurate enough, at least regarding my physical health. It's a long shot, but I was hoping that if they can see my physical health is static, and has been - per their own reports - for 8+ years, they won't see a need to call me up for assessment. Especially as there's no physical exam they can do over the phone!

It's such a pain in the bum.

Thanks again!

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