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TOPIC: DLA to pip

DLA to pip 4 months 4 weeks ago #210806

Debs

The person you spoke to needs more/some training! The reliably criteria apply equally to all of the PIP activities, Daily Living and Mobility, there is even Case Law that includes the reliability terms for the two Mobility activities.

You haven't mentioned any problems with your being able to meet the Going Out Descriptors, what did you say on your form?

Gordon

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DLA to pip 4 months 4 weeks ago #210812

Now you know why I was confused with going out. He put couldn't plan route, don't used public transport, poor balance, I go out in husband's car, would be anxious if bust took another route. No points for this and he thinks I have better chance with not planning route 4 points as I have 10 would put me enhanced. I can't go out on my own and never use public transport as I'm unable to but the side effects from medication for pain causes forgetfulness and concentration
He has put comment for mobility moving around .
I don't think you have adequately assessessed the extent of my mobility problems, in reality doing this causes pain and carnt walk the rest of the day.
I don't know told him I've requested doctor letter on side effects I don't know what to think.
Sorry it's long.

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DLA to pip 4 months 4 weeks ago #210814

Debs

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 - This activity about the problems you would have navigating a route. So are there problems cognitive, sensory or mental health issues 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.

Gordon

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DLA to pip 4 months 4 weeks ago #210818

I wasn't going to fill this in as what you have said is what I thought. But when I went in the first place for help to fill in form he started to ask me questions on it. How would I feel on transport taking wrong route etc. Well I carnt get on without help and after years indoors I would feel vune table strange place and people . Told you it's messed up wish I hadn't gone my husband is even more confused. Do I just try my own luck if it's hose wrong I will not be able to ask his advise but I'm not sure if he has helped or not. A
Every think I thought I would get points on where 0 and all the things I thought I didn't try for I got ?

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DLA to pip 4 months 4 weeks ago #210837

Debs

Showing problems with the Going Out activity gives you two shots at scoring the extra points for an Enhanced award but I think you will need a formal diagnosis and on-going treatment to realistically score.

But the bottomline is you have nothing to lose by trying.

Gordon
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DLA to pip 4 months 4 weeks ago #210849

I still think I could try reliability on mobility, are you aloud to give an opinion ? Do you think it would be a waste of time I value your input. I would like thank you for your patience.

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