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DLA Doctor visit 7 years 6 months ago #98028

Hi

When you apply for DLA do you automatically have a home visit from a doctor?

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DLA Doctor visit 7 years 6 months ago #98032

No, many people get a decision made without a face-to-face assessment, especially if they are able to send in plenty of evidence, or if the DWP have enough information having contacted to the claimant's GP.

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DLA Doctor visit 7 years 6 months ago #98035

Thank You will this change when PIP is introduced?

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Last edit: by Gordon.

DLA Doctor visit 7 years 6 months ago #98061

Boscozz wrote: Thank You will this change when PIP is introduced?


It will still be possible for a claimant to be awarded PIP wihout a face to face assesment, but I think it likely that this will be the case for fewer claimants, at least for their first assessment when they are transferred, the number may be similar for subsequent assessments.

Gordon
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