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TOPIC: confused about 20 metre pip ??

confused about 20 metre pip ?? 6 months 19 hours ago #181991

Thanks gordon your right i did misunderstand i got really fuzzy headed. I will try to time the time it takes me to walk a distance.I am useless at maths so will need the help of my friend.I judge it by my steps and my friend works it out into metres for me. Do you think i should ask for the distance to be put in the letter of support from my consultant. As short distances without stopping seems a bit vague. Or i have an old letter from last year from him that states 20-50 on the flat. But i have got worse since then. Should i send both with it for now as i am running out of time i need to send in my pip claim form in by the 28 feb.So i need to post it by thursday next week.

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confused about 20 metre pip ?? 5 months 4 weeks ago #182021

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eve wrote: Thanks gordon your right i did misunderstand i got really fuzzy headed. I will try to time the time it takes me to walk a distance.I am useless at maths so will need the help of my friend.I judge it by my steps and my friend works it out into metres for me. Do you think i should ask for the distance to be put in the letter of support from my consultant. As short distances without stopping seems a bit vague. Or i have an old letter from last year from him that states 20-50 on the flat. But i have got worse since then. Should i send both with it for now as i am running out of time i need to send in my pip claim form in by the 28 feb.So i need to post it by thursday next week.


I would be cautious of using the "20-50" letter unless you now have clear evidence that your walking distance is now on 20m or less, it would be easy to assume that you could walk 50m and due to the deterioration you can now walk 25m, although this would still score you 8 points.

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confused about 20 metre pip ?? 5 months 4 weeks ago #182160

I had a home medical and was asked if I could walk for a minute which I can very slowly; The "minute" test was used to calculate that I could walk 20 to 50 metres.SO
BEWARE THE MINUTE TEST!!!!
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confused about 20 metre pip ?? 5 months 4 weeks ago #182266

:ohmy: I never even heard of the minute test. Thanks for the warning.

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confused about 20 metre pip ?? 5 months 4 weeks ago #182323

hi just wondered how far could you walk in a minute. I dont know if to let them in the house or go to the assessment centre????

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confused about 20 metre pip ?? 5 months 3 weeks ago #182354

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eve wrote: hi just wondered how far could you walk in a minute. I dont know if to let them in the house or go to the assessment centre????


Average walking speed is 90m per minute, for someone walking slowly it would be 60m per minute, so there will be an assumption that nobody walking for a minute can meet the 20m requirement.

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