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Anecdotal + diary evidence

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ITSALLLIES
ITSALLLIES Community member Posts: 39 Connected
edited July 2023 in PIP, DLA, and AA
Somebody please give me some examples of how to word my anecdotal evidence of what happens due to my conditions to be better understood. It doesn't matter what condition you message just my ability to write short stories is terrible

Should I give actual facts about my condition relating  my problems to these facts. And where should I get these facts from. The NHS? Oxford school of motoring? My problems are muscular skeletal & injury related. Even though some specialist think otherwise I can just tell by their demeanor and what they've written about me in my medical file.

Also diary of problems or just where I needed help.? Or more details what happened that particular day. Good or bad?

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  • ITSALLLIES
    ITSALLLIES Community member Posts: 39 Connected
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    Yes my medical evidence is poor.
    Due to certain people.
  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community member Posts: 16,176 Disability Gamechanger
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    You will have listed your diagnoses with your claim form, & these will not be disputed. For anecdotal evidence, rather than saying for example, 'I can't do this due to 'arthritis',' you should give a couple of recent, detailed examples as to the difficulty you face for each applicable descriptor, i.e. when did it happen, where, what happened, did anyone see this, & were there any consequences to attempting/doing an activity?
    Say if you can do each applicable activity 'reliably,' i.e. safely, to an acceptable standard, repeat as often as one would reasonably expect, or if it takes you much longer than someone without a disability,
    So, for example, last Tuesday, when I was in the kitchen, I tried to peel some vegetables which really hurt my wrists, & chopping others was also very difficult. I managed to sort them, but it took 20 mins. I then left the pan on too long so everything was burnt. I was left in pain & exhausted
    Yes, if you can attempt an activity you should describe the help you need, whether it's an aid or support you need from another person (even if you don't get that help).
    Your own anecdotal evidence as above is the most important, & yes, give relevant detail. Don't worry about the lack of any medical evidence.
    Keeping a diary for a week or so can be helpful in identifying the typical problems you face relating to the activities/descriptors that are looked at with PIP. Remember PIP is about how you are the majority of days. 


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