DLF/survey on claiming PIP

During the PIP claim process, claimants are asked to provide any relevant evidence or information they already have that explains their circumstances (known as further evidence). Claimants can send supporting evidence with their ‘How your disability affects you’ form but they do not have to do so. Evidence might include:
• prescription lists
• care plans
• reports or information from professionals who help the claimant, such as a GP,
hospital doctor, specialist nurse, community psychiatric nurse, occupational therapist, social worker, counsellor or support worker. If appropriate when conducting an assessment and providing advice on a claim to DWP, Atos and Capita health professionals can consider requesting additional evidence to help them from people listed on the claimant’s form. Most assessments require a face-to-face consultation but some assessments can be completed on the basis of a review of the
available paper based evidence. We are investigating:
• how effectively further evidence is being used to assist the correct claim decision
and identify whether a face-to-face consultation is required
• the balance between how much and the type of evidence DWP sources and what the claimant is asked to provide.

Please click here to be forwarded to a survey regarding PIP