PIP Assesment

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Hi I have applied for PIP back in December, I sent all my reports from the mental health team, and I wrote a 3 page letter describing what I go through every day. Last month Atos sent me a letter saying that they were going to contact the named doctors on PIP form to gather more information. However, yesterday I received a call at 08.31am from a lady from Atos, she said she wanted to go through the PIP claim with me, asking if I cook or go to the shops, how I cope with my daughter (9yrs) and a few other questions, I asked how long will I wait for a PIP f2f , she said doesn't know and that they will send the report back to DWP and then they will contact me. What I want to know is, if it's a standard thing where everyone gets called to go over it or not?

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    Hi,

    No, not everyone needs a face 2 face assessment. It doesn't happen very often but it does happen where people have a paper based decision. Looks like you don't need one. Hopefully this is good news for you and the decision will be in your favour. Good luck!

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      Thank you for your reply. I hope it is a paper based case, but I know how much the DWP and Atos like to mess people around. Time will tell, I'll let you know the outcome 🙂

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    Sheree,

    I was interested to read that Atos asked the very pertinent questions regarding your claim. The questions regarding cooking and going to the shops apply to me and although I mentioned these to the assessor at my f2f this was not included in her assessment and the decision maker claimed I was capable of doing both.

    So it seems that the phone call was far better than f2f.

    Good luck and I hope you dont have to have a f2f and have a successful outcome with your claim.

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