I had my 3 month PD nurse clinic today & as part of my MOT (UK annual check) we covered the tests which will be needed for PIP (new UK allowance replacing several former ones). Up to now in this area (Worcestershire) we had been told to wait as long as possible or until we were contacted re the new allowance in case it should be a cost-cutting exercise.
I was concerned that as my Motability contract runs out in March & I have not been able to find a date for my PIP assessment the car scheme will not just role over into a new contract as previously in case the mobility element is cut. There are interim options but this can get very messy. My PD nurse suggested I contacted the DWP & ask for an assessment date asap because of the stress this is causing me. She told me that so far all the assessments in our area had remained at the same level & they have all been conducted over the phone due to DWP time constraints.
I was just wondering before I contact the DWP whether anyone has had experience of PIP assessment or knows of others?