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TOPIC: Symptom times

Symptom times 1 month 2 weeks ago #171220

With the conditions I have, I get a lot of different symptoms at different times.

I was wondering if any particular symptom has to occur more than 50% of the time (in itself) to be taken into account - or are all the various symptoms of a condition added up together and that as a total they are required to come to more than 50% of time.
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Symptom times 1 month 2 weeks ago #171244

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Louisa wrote:
With the conditions I have, I get a lot of different symptoms at different times.

I was wondering if any particular symptom has to occur more than 50% of the time (in itself) to be taken into account - or are all the various symptoms of a condition added up together and that as a total they are required to come to more than 50% of time.

This is a bit complicated.

First of all it does not mean that you need to have one condition affect you for more than 50% of the time.

If you are talking about hours in a day then you need to show that you are affected for the majority of the time, however, the "time" will be dependant on the activity, so for example; it's reasonable to assume that you would Wash and Bath in the period after you got up, if you could not do this at this time then it would be reasonable to argue that you could not do it for the whole day, but if we were talking about taking about Making Decisions About Money then you could reasonably do this at any time of the day, so it would be more difficult to show that you are affected for the majority of the day.

PIP specifically looks at whether you are affected for the majority of days, so you need to show you are limited 4 out of 7 days or 16 days a month, etc.

Gordon
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