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TOPIC: PIP claim and evidence

PIP claim and evidence 3 months 1 day ago #167631

I think the mental health team I am under will support me to say I cannot get to an assessment centre and I believe they can give me some evidence, they are keen to help. They keep asking have I claimed yet! So I think I am ok with the mental health side of the claim. The reason I am struggling to go ahead is the not being able to cope with writing about my personal physical problems, I keep thinking about omitting them but then maybe that is foolish. It is the moving around descriptor that I cannot get my head around and this is the descriptor that could be relevant to my personal physical problems. I know you have to be able to perform the activity reasonably and repeatedly, so if I could walk say in the morning say for ten minutes with not a lot of pain but pain gradually increasing to stage of after another 5 minutes I am in a lot more pain and have become very sore so that the rest of the day i hardly walk, does this count?
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PIP claim and evidence 3 months 1 day ago #167652

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Cruella

It may do but you need to remember that he Moving Around activity looks at the distance you can walk, the DWP have standard walking speeds and even at their slow speed of 24m per minute, a ten minute walk takes you outside of the limits for scoring points.

You must be able to walk reliably, this mean;

• Safely – in a fashion that is unlikely to cause harm to themselves or to another person.
• To a necessary and appropriate standard – given the nature of the activity.
• Repeatedly – as often as is reasonably required.
• In a timely manner – in a reasonable time period.

So whilst you are not required to walk without pain, any pain that limits the distance that you can walk should be considered.

If you walk in severe discomfort then you may be able to argue that you it is not to an appropriate standard

You must be able to repeat the distance you walk within a reasonable period.

Your speed of walking or the time it takes you to walk a specific distance because you frequently stop can be considered if you show that that it takes you more than twice the time that a healthy person would take.

Gordon
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PIP claim and evidence 3 months 1 day ago #167681

I have spent years of struggling to get about, I cannot use public transport due to germ phobia and OCD, the shops are a ten minute walk and to get to them it is a choice of facing my germ phobia or walking with discomfort/pain and because my germ phobia is so extreme i opt for the walking with pain. After years of it, I feel cannot tolerate it anymore and really would be grateful to be able to finance living in the town centre to bring walking requirements to the bare minimum, the PIP might make this possible as in allow me to pay a slightly higher rent - am I expecting too much do you think? I wont be offended if you say 'yes, get real' lol
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PIP claim and evidence 3 months 22 hours ago #167695

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Cruella wrote:
I have spent years of struggling to get about, I cannot use public transport due to germ phobia and OCD, the shops are a ten minute walk and to get to them it is a choice of facing my germ phobia or walking with discomfort/pain and because my germ phobia is so extreme i opt for the walking with pain. After years of it, I feel cannot tolerate it anymore and really would be grateful to be able to finance living in the town centre to bring walking requirements to the bare minimum, the PIP might make this possible as in allow me to pay a slightly higher rent - am I expecting too much do you think? I wont be offended if you say 'yes, get real' lol

I know it sounds like I am dodging the issue, but the only view I have of your problems is what you post in the forum, you may be exaggerating your problems or even more likely not explaining them very well. So realistically only you know whether you realistically meet the requirements for an award or not.

However, the bottom line is, if you don't include the information in your claim form, those assessing you cannot make any decision on whether you meet the criteria or not. :)

Gordon
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PIP claim and evidence 3 months 22 hours ago #167707

When I ring up to make a claim for PIP do they ask what illness/condition/disability you have and how long have had it for.
Also I plan to give my psychologist name and details , which will be good for my mental health problems which will be the majority of my claim. Do I need to give my GPs name and details also for my physical problems or can I just send in my medical history records
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PIP claim and evidence 3 months 21 hours ago #167711

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Cruella wrote:
When I ring up to make a claim for PIP do they ask what illness/condition/disability you have and how long have had it for.
Also I plan to give my psychologist name and details , which will be good for my mental health problems which will be the majority of my claim. Do I need to give my GPs name and details also for my physical problems or can I just send in my medical history records

They will ask you basic questions about your health to ensure that you meet the criteria to claim PIP in the first place, they won't ask you anything detailed on the phone.

It's up to you who's information you include or not on the claim form.

Gordon
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