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TOPIC: PIP Mobility Questions and Mental Health

PIP Mobility Questions and Mental Health 2 weeks 4 days ago #200340

Thanks

(1) is not exactly psychological distress - she doesn't have to be actively panicking or distressed to be unable because of social anxiety to speak to a stranger to ask for help in replanning a journey. I didn't make it clear, and I suppose the problem is here, that re-planning wouldn't always require speaking to a stranger.

(2) This problem is on average only 2 or at most 3 days a week (she drinks more often than that, but it wouldn't cause severe impairment that often).

On the basis of the above, it seems to me it would be almost impossible to argue a cognitive affect that was not directly related to psychological distress that would cause her significant problems with going out. On that basis, at best she could score 4 points for mobility, and even that is unlikely.

Is there then, any point in completing this section in detail since it wouldn't effect the amount of her award?

Is there any value in the assertion that she is never safe on a journey alone because of the fact she is suicidal (she constantly thinks about and plans suicide) so ideally needs supervising at all times to keep her safe (though in practice that would never happen)?

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PIP Mobility Questions and Mental Health 2 weeks 4 days ago #200352

Mel

As I have said before the decision is yours :)

If you don't include any information then she certainly won't score points.

If you do then she may not, but have you lost anything more than the time it took to write the information.

Gordon

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