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TOPIC: Well, its done!

Well, its done! 6 months 4 weeks ago #171873

Hi,

SO, I am waiting for the 'PIP form' to arrive. I have a couple of concerns : First, about the cooking questions, I dont really do any cooking anymore, because of pain, stiffness and tiredness, should i state that? i used to use a chair to sit while preparing, but that really doesnt seem to help now,also, the heat was exhausting. Preparing veg someimtes got so painful, so, in the end hubby took over.So, should I state this, or will I lose potential for scoring? also, I dont use aids or have adaptations to get me through the day, aside from resting and sitting down during walking...will that also go against me?? really appreciate your help.

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vinnyax

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Well, its done! 6 months 4 weeks ago #171875

vinnyax@ wrote: Hi,

SO, I am waiting for the 'PIP form' to arrive. I have a couple of concerns : First, about the cooking questions, I dont really do any cooking anymore, because of pain, stiffness and tiredness, should i state that? i used to use a chair to sit while preparing, but that really doesnt seem to help now,also, the heat was exhausting. Preparing veg someimtes got so painful, so, in the end hubby took over.So, should I state this, or will I lose potential for scoring? also, I dont use aids or have adaptations to get me through the day, aside from resting and sitting down during walking...will that also go against me?? really appreciate your help.

Thank you
vinnyax


If you cannot prepare and cook a meal then you need to explain why this is the case. You will only score points for activities you cannot do, not what you do not do.

If you don't use aids to help you complete the PIP activities then you need to explain why, not having an aid is not a valid reason for you being unable to use it, you need to give specific reasons why you are unable to the aid.

Gordon
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Well, its done! 6 months 4 weeks ago #171881

Wanted to say thank you for the advise and information I have already received, I know I am at the beginning of a very long road, but having Benefit&Work here is helping me get through.

Gordon has just helped me with a couple of issues that were really confusing me, his answers were very clear and concise, so

Thank you again Gordon and Mrs Hurtyback for your speedy informative replies.
vinnyax
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Well, its done! 6 months 4 weeks ago #171883

vinnyax@ wrote: Wanted to say thank you for the advise and information I have already received, I know I am at the beginning of a very long road, but having Benefit&Work here is helping me get through.

Gordon has just helped me with a couple of issues that were really confusing me, his answers were very clear and concise, so

Thank you again Gordon and Mrs Hurtyback for your speedy informative replies.
vinnyax


No problem. :).

Gordon

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Well, its done! 6 months 3 weeks ago #172362

Hi,

Can you help me understand this.

Where the question says this : Can stand and then move more than 50 metres but no more
than 200 metres, either aided or unaided ......................does the fact that I can do it, but in severe pain during the walk, but do try and persevere (depending on the day) because I have been advised to walk as much as possible due to spinal fractures (possible due to osterporosis, not confirmed) going for a another scan in November.

It is very hard, and extremely tiring, but I need to go on, can you advise?

vinnyax

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Well, its done! 6 months 3 weeks ago #172386

vinnyax@

You need to piece your answer together from the following :)

You are not required to walk pain free but if your pain limits the distance that you can walk then only the distance you can walk before the pain stops you should be considered.

You must be able to walk a distance reliably. This means

• 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.

Case Law suggests that someone who walks in extreme pain should be considered as failing to walk to a necessary and appropriate standard.

You must also be able to walk a distance on the majority of days, if you cannot then you should only be considered as being able to walk the distance that you can walk on the majority of days.

These rules apply to the other PIP activities as well.

Gordon
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