Awaiting hip replacement but Atos sent for interview

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8 years ago I was awarded lifetime DLA but being reassessed for pip, under new rules for anyone born after April 1948 (I miss out by a few weeks). I sent pip forms back a week ago with letter from consultant to my GP confirming I am on waiting list for hip replacement. It says on gov uk website people waiting for major joint surgery should not be called for interview but I have been sent an appointment from Atos. Do I have to attend or can I request a paper based assessment as it says in their website guidelines? 

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    I applied recently for pip and have been awarded without assessment I have s heart condition that is progressive so think. That was the reason and enough evidence from doctors I think
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