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TOPIC: DLA to PIP letter

DLA to PIP letter 8 months 4 weeks ago #201342

Teri

The things you mention are relevant to the Going Out activity but they need to be presented in the correct context.

The Going Out activity looks at three things.

Planning a route - this is primarily a cognitive or sensory (e.g. blindness) activity. You are being asked about the problems you would have with working out how to get from one place to another, you do not need to be able to follow the route that you are planning..

Undertaking a Journey - this is do with mental health issues such as agoraphobia and social anxiety and is concerned with you leaving the house to go somewhere, they will be interested in the things that stop you doing this. You need to show that you would suffer "overwhelming psychological distress" to meet the criteria.

Following a route - the DWP regard this as a cognitive or sensory activity to do with navigating the route, SO are there problems that would prevent you from doing this? This is different from undertaking a journey, in fact if you cannot undertake a journey then you will struggle to score points for following one. The reasons that you are unable to follow or navigate the route must not be due to psychological distress.

Gordon
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DLA to PIP letter 8 months 4 weeks ago #201347

Thanks for the explanations Gordon. I will have another look at this question. I seem to be having much less trouble with question 14 so hopefully, I will soon be able to pull everything together and get it ready for copying. I will read everything through again to try and keep my informaition relevant to the question as I do tend to ramble at times.

Regards, Teri

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DLA to PIP letter 8 months 3 weeks ago #201584

I have almost finished my form. Seeing my GP tomorrow to pick up a couple of documents relating to some of the things which I have mentioned in the Moving around part. I had a text from DWP this afternoon reminding me that they have not received my form yet even though it's not due for another 10 days. No pressure there then!
One thing crossed my mind today. If I go for a Face to face, is my husband able to be in the room with me to aid communication? If not, it will be a one-sided interview.

Teri

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DLA to PIP letter 8 months 3 weeks ago #201595

Teri

Yes he can ne in the room with you, make sure that you explain that he is there to help you with communication not just to provide moral support.

Gordon
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DLA to PIP letter 8 months 3 weeks ago #201822

Hello again. I have all my word documents printed up and the copies of medical evidence. My family have treasury tags & a hole punch as mine has gone blunt. I seem to remember at Uni, I used ring file hole protectors to stop the documents tearing way from the binder. Do you think that it is advisable to use a strengthener round the punched holes?

Teri

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DLA to PIP letter 8 months 3 weeks ago #201823

Teri wrote: Hello again. I have all my word documents printed up and the copies of medical evidence. My family have treasury tags & a hole punch as mine has gone blunt. I seem to remember at Uni, I used ring file hole protectors to stop the documents tearing way from the binder. Do you think that it is advisable to use a strengthener round the punched holes?

Teri


I wouldn't bother the first thing that happens is that they separate the pages so they can be scanned on to the DWP systems.

Gordon
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