First application for pip for myself

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I normally speak about my son who m i carer for but over a number months my health has got pretty bad , i cannot walk a few steps without getting out of breath having to use my inhaler constantly its on going with specialist test after test bloods etc , now they want to put camera up my nose god know why , i read even though im a carer for my son i could try for pip , so after going over it a while in my head i gave them a call today , strange though all she wanted was my national insurance number date of birth adress and bank details, she said that i would be sent out a form and to fill it in and send it back asap, i thought that she would of asked health questions regarding my health but she didnt when i asked her i was told to put everything down on the form , it that what normally happens now also how long does it take and will there be a face to face assessment any information and help please

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    Yes, that's the normal process. This was otherwise known as the PIP1 form, which is done over the phone as a much quicker process and is just the basic questions and nothing more.

    Next step you'll be sent the PIP2 form to fill in and return, or should i say "book" because that's exactly what it's like. You can see for yourself by googling PIP2 form (links can't be posted here) This will be the exact form that you will receive and in this it will ask you questions about how your conditions affect you against the PIP descriptors.

    When filling out the form you should put as much relevant information about how your conditions affect you. Adding a couple of recent real world examples of what happened the last time you attempted that activity for each descriptor that applies to you.

    Any relevant evidence you have to support your claim should be sent with the form because they very rarely contact anyone for this. The onus is on you to prove you qualify and not the responsibility to prove you do.

    If you need extra time to return the form you can ring DWP and they will give you an extra 14 days. Do be aware that post going to DWP has to go through a mail sorting process and can take up to 10 working days to arrive and be added to the computer and it's not classed as arriving until this has been done. So please make sure you return it within plenty of time and do be aware of the Xmas posting deadline and the extra delays this will cause.

    Expect an assessment because most people have them. At the moment these are being done through telephone appointments because face to face are still suspended.

    Good luck.

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      Hi ive just had text saying they've received my form back , are assessment face to face or they still suspended ( phone assessment ) what happens now

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      You'll need to wait for the assessment which will be by telephone as most people have them. There's no timescales and all you can is wait. You will contacted once an appointment becomes available.

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      Thanks denise, i had a feeling that it would be that happy Christmas and happy new year let's hope that next year it will be an end to this horrific virus or at least a light of something better stay safe and thanks x

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