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PIP 1 month 4 days ago #197529

Hello. With regards to the descriptors and needing assistance, if you don't actually have it for a descriptor but would need it to satisfy the descriptor, due to severity of condition, it still count as needing assistance.
Also, if you cannot stand upright due to severe postural deformity, could you argue that you cannot stand. as it says you must be able to stand upright in completing transfers from wheelchair

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PIP 1 month 4 days ago #197545

Hello. Your reply hasn't come through. Thanks for your help

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PIP 1 month 4 days ago #197552

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Hi and Welcome to the forum, you might want to have a look at the following FAQ which explain where everything is

Welcome to Benefits and Work

Sorry, I had to close and restart my comp in the middle of trying to answer your question!

You do not have to be getting the help in order to score points for needing help. However, you will need to explain what happens when you try to do the activities without the help.

The requirement of the mobility descriptor is to stand and walk. I do not see anywhere that you have to be able to stand upright. However, you can certainly argue that point and see whether it carries any weight, you have nothing to lose by doing so.

Please make good use of our PIP guide when completing the forms. They can be found in the 'Members only Guides' to the left of this forum.

May I suggest that you bookmark/favourite this on your web browser now so that you can find it easily in future? This will allow you to return with further questions or comments about your PIP without having to start a new topic each time. We ask members to keep everything relating to the same claim in one topic as it helps us enormously - and I hope you will find it useful too :)

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