What is a capita PIP assessment?

This is your opportunity to explain how your health condition or disability affects you. The assessment will take as long as is necessary for the health professional to gather the information they need – this is usually around an hour. Back to top.

How do I pass a capita PIP assessment?

  • Read your PIP form thoroughly. Make any notes of changes to your condition. Remind yourself of your answers.
  • Read the PIP descriptors for each question.
  • Understand what the PIP assessment is.
  • Make a list of points you would like to make during your assessment – and take this with you.

Which company does PIP assessments?

It’s important you prepare – the DWP will use evidence from the assessment to decide if you can get PIP. Your assessment provider will be Independent Assessment Services or Capita – you should get a letter telling you which one it will be.

What happens after capita assessment?

After your assessment

The health professional will write a report and send it to the Department for Work and Pensions. We will read the report and any other information we have to help us make a decision. We will then send you a letter.

Can you be awarded PIP without a face to face assessment?

you will not need an assessment. you will be entitled to an award of the enhanced rate of the daily living part of PIP without having to satisfy the normal qualifying period.

Does PIP Contact your GP?

Advice: The DWP will usually contact your GP or healthcare professional to obtain medical evidence when you submit a PIP or ESA claim, the information is then sent to the DWP as part of your claim process.

Are PIP telephone assessments successful?

They show that telephone assessments have fallen slightly as a proportion of the overall total between February 2021 and January 2022, but only from 83.8% to 77.3%.

Do PIP decision makers go with the assessors report?

Decision Makers usually follow the recommendation of the assessor, however, if you have marked yourself lower on your claim form then this might be a reason for only a Standard award, you will have to wait and see what the Decision is.

Can you get PIP for anxiety?

You might be able to get Personal Independence Payment (PIP) if you need extra help because of an illness, disability or mental health condition. You can make a PIP claim whether or not you get help from anyone.

How long does a PIP review decision take 2022?

Clearance times for normal rules DLA reassessment claims: are currently (April 2022) 22 weeks “end to end” (from registration to a decision being made) and 15 weeks from the AP referral to the decision.

What illness qualifies for PIP?

There’s actually no specific list of illnesses and conditions that the government requires you to prove that you suffer from. You can get PIP with any disability or condition, as long as you struggle with either daily living or mobility for three months.

What happens in a PIP face to face assessment?

What happens at a PIP assessment? The PIP medical assessment is computer led and is an opportunity for you to explain how your condition affects you daily so the assessment provider can write an accurate report for the DWP. It is not a diagnosis of your condition or a medical examination.

What is the best answer for PIP questions?

Try to give clear, short explanations and examples that are relevant to the activity. You do not have to get treatment or support to meet the criteria for PIP. If you don’t get all the support you need, think about how your life could be improved if someone could encourage, help or prompt you with the activity.

Is PIP doing face to face assessment 2022?

It’s worth noting that everyone having a PIP assessment either by phone or face-to-face is now entitled to have the assessment audio-recorded.

How many points is anxiety for PIP?

Four points

You have an anxiety or panic attack.

What questions do capita ask for PIP assessment?

After looking at your ID to make sure that you are who you say you are, they will ask about each of your medical conditions. They will want to know how long you have had it, who diagnosed it, who manages it now, what the symptoms are and what variation there is in how it affects you.

Can you get PIP for mental health?

Personal Independence Payment ( PIP ) can help with extra living costs if you have both: a long-term physical or mental health condition or disability. difficulty doing certain everyday tasks or getting around because of your condition.

Will a doctors letter help with PIP?

When you contact the health professional, tell them that you’re making a claim for PIP and ask them to provide a letter explaining how your condition affects you. It’s important to do this because PIP is based on how your condition affects you and not the condition itself or the medication you take.


  1. https://www.capita-pip.co.uk/en/your-telephone-assessment
  2. https://www.turn2us.org.uk/Benefit-guides/Claiming-Personal-Independence-Payment/Getting-a-PIP-decision
  3. https://www.mentalhealthandmoneyadvice.org/en/welfare-benefits/pip-mental-health-guide/help-with-your-pip-claim/pip-assessment-tips/
  4. https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/benefits/sick-or-disabled-people-and-carers/pip/help-with-your-claim/your-assessment/
  5. https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/988175/easy-read-what-to-expect-at-personal-independence-payment-assessment.pdf
  6. https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/articles/personal-independence-payment-pip
  7. https://www.gadesurgery.co.uk/who_do_i_see/dwp-gp-letters-for-personal-independence-payment-pip-and-employment-and-support-allowance/
  8. https://www.benefitsandwork.co.uk/news/pip-assessments-9-out-of-10-are-telephone-or-paper
  9. https://www.benefitsandwork.co.uk/forum/10-dla-esa-queries-results/123992-do-decision-makers-go-with-assessors-points
  10. https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/benefits/sick-or-disabled-people-and-carers/pip/before-claiming/check-you-are-eligible/
  11. https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/personal-independence-payment-statistics-to-april-2022/personal-independence-payment-official-statistics-to-april-2022
  12. https://taxscouts.com/the-tax-basics/illnesses-qualify-personal-independence-payment-uk/
  13. https://www.mentalhealthandmoneyadvice.org/en/welfare-benefits/pip-mental-health-guide/help-with-your-pip-claim/what-is-the-pip-medical-assessment/
  14. https://www.mentalhealthandmoneyadvice.org/en/welfare-benefits/pip-mental-health-guide/help-with-your-pip-claim/how-to-fill-in-the-pip-form/
  15. https://cpag.org.uk/welfare-rights/resources/e-bulletins/early-warning-system-e-bulletin-april-2022
  16. https://www.turn2us.org.uk/Benefit-guides/Personal-Independence-Payment-Test/Plan-and-follow-a-journey
  17. https://disabilityclaims.uk/questions-asked-at-pip-assessment/
  18. https://www.gov.uk/pip
  19. https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/benefits/sick-or-disabled-people-and-carers/pip/help-with-your-claim/your-supporting-evidence/

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