Ok after much lovely advice I telephone the benefits people and had my initial pip interview at beginning of last week. Still waiting for the dreaded form to fill in. any idea how long it takes? And do you think the fact I've been awarded Ill health retirement from my last and previous job (WOrking for HMRC) which were assessed by ATos and Capita bears any relevance to this claim? My first pension from HMRC was early payment of preserved benefits but my last job they awarded my the higher level of Tier 2 which basically states it would be difficult for me to hold down regular employment?