Keep a diary to record how your child’s condition affects daily life. Ask for supporting evidence from health professionals, your child’s school, private tutor or social worker.
If you provide enough supporting evidence, the DWP will consider a paper-based review of your claim. This means your child will not have to meet in person with one of the assessment provider’s health professionals.
To be considered for a paper-based review, you must prove that your child has 1 of the following:
a high level of impairment and cannot perform most or all of the activities in the PIP claim form safely, reliably and repeatedly
a record of hospital admission and is under GP care
a condition such as autism or learning difficulty that will make a face-to-face consultation stressful
enough medical evidence for a decision to be made without a face-to-face assessment
If the DWP feel that there is not enough evidence to make a paper-based decision, your child may have to attend a face-to-face assessment.
Warning Telephone assessments
You may get a letter saying that you will be assessed by phone.
If a phone assessment would not be accessible for you, contact the organisation that sent you the letter. This will be Capita or Independent Assessment Services.