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I hope you are all well and keeping yourself safe during these very scary times!
I just wanted to make a quick thread because i'm sure at some point there will be questions regarding this.
During the pandemic all face to face assessments and appointments have been suspended for at least 3 months. If you already have an assessment date then the health assessment providers will contact you and you will either have a telephone assessment or a paper assessment will be completed where possible.
If your PIP award is due to end in the next few months, you will be contacted by DWP and your award will be extended so that you are not left without money during this most difficult time. This includes those who are expecting a review form in the next 3 months.
If you have received a work capability assessment form recently for ESA or Universal Credit and you haven't been contacted by either DWP or the health assessment advisory service then i'd advise you to ring them and ask what to do about returning the form. Lots of people could be in isolation for at least 12 weeks and some don't have anyone that could post this form back for them, so returning it could be extremely difficult for some people.
Take care everyone and please stay safe! xx
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