Will I be assessed if I make a claim for PIP?

After you have submitted Part 2 of your PIP claim form, including any additional supporting evidence, it will be sent to an independent assessment provider. They will decide if you need to attend a face-to-face consultation.

If you are asked to do so, it is very important that you attend the consultation. If you do not do this and do not have a good reason (sometimes called a good cause) then this could mean that the DWP or NI Direct reject your claim for PIP.

You will be assessed by a health professional working for a private company that carries out PIP assessments for the DWP or NI Direct. The company is known as an assessment provider. The final decision on your entitlement is made by a decision maker at the DWP, using the evidence from the assessor, including any face-to-face consultation.

Please also see I currently receive DLA, do I have to claim PIP and will I be reassessed?

For further information see RNIB's PIP web page.

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