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TOPIC: PIP the mobility side

PIP the mobility side 2 weeks 4 days ago #201920

Hi, I am trying to fill the PIP form, I get mobility via DLA and I am worried for loosing the car. A little bit about me, I have CP and it effects my left arm and leg, I have server muscle wasting, my tendons are overstretched and physio say they have gone to far to fix, I have drop foot, ankle impingement and oesteoarthiritus (all on left leg) each step is painful and the more I walk the slower I get and the pain increases, can't use wheelchair on my own either due to right elbow deformed and weak left arm, how do I put this to them? Thanks for any help

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PIP the mobility side 2 weeks 4 days ago #201925

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

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Have you looked at our PIP Claim guide?

www.benefitsandwork.co.uk/help-for-claimants/pip

Gordon

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PIP the mobility side 2 weeks 4 days ago #201928

Hi Gordon

Thanks for the advice on my name I have now sorted that.

I have had a read of the guides, I think I am just starting to panic that I haven't put enough and I have missed things, and what worries me is that you can see I walk in pain and you can see my left leg is a third of the size of the right, I can't walk very far and I see posts with people not being able to walk far and they get 0 points.

I got through and into the support group of ESA in 2011 without any help and no tribunals, like I said I am just so worried, we have filled the rest of the form ok I think, again hubby has to do everything for me. :-(

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PIP the mobility side 2 weeks 3 days ago #201950

Ang

You are not required to walk pain free but any pain that restricts the distance that you can walk should be taken into account.

Specifically for the Moving Around activity, if you are able to walk but you are in severe pain when doing so, then you can argue that your walking is not to a necessary standard and should be disregarded.

The legal test requires you to stand and then move (walk), so if you have problems getting up then you should document these as well.

If you walk slowly then it must take you at least twice the time to cover the 20m as a healthy person would, this could be down to the speed of your walking but could also be the result of having to stop.

You must be able to repeat the distance, so if you could walk it once but not then be able to walk it again within a reasonable timescale then you should be classed as unable to repeat the activity.

I'm afraid I can't tell you how to show your walking is more restricted but things you need to think about is what you can't do, for example what can you walk in your house, how far is the toilet from where you normally sit, things that will count against you are any trips that you make outside, so for example, how do you do your shopping?

You must be able to walk the distance you can, reliably and on the majority of days, both these terms are defined in the PIP Claim guide

So you need to explain what you can, how you are limited and why.

Gordon
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