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TOPIC: DLA to PIP

DLA to PIP 1 month 4 weeks ago #169782

Thanks for your reply, It's constant varying degrees of dizziness that make it impossible for me to go out unaccompanied because of safety issues, crossing over roads etc.
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DLA to PIP 1 month 4 weeks ago #169797

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dizzy247 wrote:
Thanks for your reply, It's constant varying degrees of dizziness that make it impossible for me to go out unaccompanied because of safety issues, crossing over roads etc.

All you can do us argue your case.

Gordon
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DLA to PIP 1 month 3 weeks ago #170075

Could you advise me if using a bed to sit on to dress and undress is classed as an aid.

Thanks.
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DLA to PIP 1 month 3 weeks ago #170089

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dizzy247 wrote:
Could you advise me if using a bed to sit on to dress and undress is classed as an aid.

Thanks.

It can be but you need to explain in detail why you need to use it and why you cannot dress or undress without doing so.

Gordon
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DLA to PIP 1 month 3 weeks ago #170098

Hi Dizzy 247'

I have bilateral vestibular failure which has resulted in oscillopsia 24/7 I can't function in the dark and my vision bounces and blurs with head movement.

Having had the f2f assessment 4 weeks ago I have hopefully just a maximum of 4 more weeks to wait for the decision. On my pip2 form I stated that I needed to use a chair to sit on whilst getting dressed so that I don't fall over whilst getting dressed. I do also use the bed but decided to limit the info I gave, we don't want to make it too complicated for them. I explained that my dizziness is increased during this activity, thereby increasing the risk of falling. Also explain that the more dizzy you get the more fatigued you become. It is a fact that the brain has to work overtime trying to keep us dizzy people upright. The more fatigued you get the more you lack concentration etc etc. I broke a toe whilst getting dressed earlier this year when I stood up I lost balance and stubbed it on the chest of drawers, if you have lost your balance whilst getting dressed include it in your extra info.

I'll let you know as soon as I receive the decision to tell you if I got the two miserable points for using a chair whilst getting dressed.
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DLA to PIP 1 month 3 weeks ago #170122

Hi Mark
Thank you so much for that info. I would be very interested to hear your result for both daily living and mobility. I feel that with vestibular problems we should be able to gain points for not being able to follow a route safely even though we could plan it, but the more info I read I fear that will not be the case.

Thanks again and all the best with your claim.
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