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TOPIC: My PIP Claim

My PIP Claim 1 month 3 weeks ago #183834

Thank you so much, a case of looking to hard and didnt see it, so very anxious about it

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My PIP Claim 1 month 1 week ago #185060

I had my assessment today. Was with a paramedic, he appeared friendly so its difficult to judge. He said that the DWP wanted to clarify a few things is this a normal thing to say?
He didn't ask me about taking nurtion but i had said that i don't cook a meal from fresh, i don't even have a cooker would this have been why he didn't ask about nurtion. I didn't get to say about washing my back although thats on my form.
I also said i had a degree but didn't say that was over 30 years ago. Will this go against me.
I wasn't asked any question about planning a journey but did say i use the bus in quite times. Would this go against me. I also said i can walk 4 and half minutes. I was as honest as possible
All in all i am not confident, any advice please.
Its all such a worry i don't know if I'm coming or going at the moment.
Thank for any advice

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My PIP Claim 1 month 1 week ago #185065

Im so sorry to be a pain here. I said i never cooked a meal from fresh as i don't i eat what would be classed as snacks. How many points should i be awarded for that in law.

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My PIP Claim 1 month 1 week ago #185077

carole wrote: I had my assessment today. Was with a paramedic, he appeared friendly so its difficult to judge. He said that the DWP wanted to clarify a few things is this a normal thing to say?
He didn't ask me about taking nurtion but i had said that i don't cook a meal from fresh, i don't even have a cooker would this have been why he didn't ask about nurtion. I didn't get to say about washing my back although thats on my form.
I also said i had a degree but didn't say that was over 30 years ago. Will this go against me.
I wasn't asked any question about planning a journey but did say i use the bus in quite times. Would this go against me. I also said i can walk 4 and half minutes. I was as honest as possible
All in all i am not confident, any advice please.
Its all such a worry i don't know if I'm coming or going at the moment.
Thank for any advice


Until a Decision is made I can't really offer any advice, you should be able to request a copy of the assessment report later in the week by contacting the DWP office dealing with your claim.

Gordon

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My PIP Claim 1 month 1 week ago #185078

carole wrote: Im so sorry to be a pain here. I said i never cooked a meal from fresh as i don't i eat what would be classed as snacks. How many points should i be awarded for that in law.


Snacks should not be considered as meeting the definition of a fresh meal.

The points you might score would be dependant your explanation of why you don't eat, without more information about your problems in this area it is very difficult to offer any comment.

Gordon

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My PIP Claim 1 month 1 week ago #185091

i have bipolar and fibromaylia the explanation about not having a conventional cooker was because of accidents on the hob due to poor concentration. I don't cook due to having little motivation and fatigue which was put on my form and discussed in the assessment.

I appreciate you can't answer, I'm just in a bit of a tizz with it all, i am very thankful to you Gordon your kindness is very much appreciated

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