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letitbe
letitbe Community member Posts: 211 Pioneering
edited February 11 in PIP, DLA, and AA
Hi everyone, if your condition is variable , my EUPD can cause my mood to change so rapidly. I can be so low and for hours then feel ok later. Should you answer pip questions as sometimes ? 

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  • woodbine
    woodbine Community member Posts: 11,317 Disability Gamechanger
    For PIP it has to be the "majority" of the time
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  • letitbe
    letitbe Community member Posts: 211 Pioneering
    woodbine said:
    For PIP it has to be the "majority" of the time
    Ok thanks woodbine 
    so if it’s the majority of the time should you tick NO? 

  • Albus_Scope
    Albus_Scope Posts: 2,883 Scope online community team
    Personally, I'd tick sometimes, then go into more detail, with real world examples of how it affects you. 
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  • letitbe
    letitbe Community member Posts: 211 Pioneering
    Personally, I'd tick sometimes, then go into more detail, with real world examples of how it affects you. 
    That’s what I was going to do Albus but I’m sure I read somewhere if it’s the majority then you should tick NO as the assessors can then use their own interpretation. 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 52,363 Disability Gamechanger
    edited February 11
    letitbe said:
    Personally, I'd tick sometimes, then go into more detail, with real world examples of how it affects you. 
    That’s what I was going to do Albus but I’m sure I read somewhere if it’s the majority then you should tick NO as the assessors can then use their own interpretation. 
    You are 100% correct. If you can't complete an activity safely, repeatedly, to an acceptable standard then you're treated as not being able to do it at all. Therefore you should tick no. 

    Ticking sometimes is leaving it open to all sorts of interpretations. 
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • letitbe
    letitbe Community member Posts: 211 Pioneering
    letitbe said:
    Personally, I'd tick sometimes, then go into more detail, with real world examples of how it affects you. 
    That’s what I was going to do Albus but I’m sure I read somewhere if it’s the majority then you should tick NO as the assessors can then use their own interpretation. 
    You are 100% correct. If you can't complete an activity safely, repeatedly, to an acceptable standard then you're treated as not being able to do it at all. Therefore you should tick no. 

    Ticking sometimes is leaving it open to all sorts of interpretations. 
    Thank you poppy 
    so hypothetically speaking if someone can do something 3 days a week but 4 days it’s a struggle you should  tick NO ? Should you then explain in more detail that you can do it 3 days a week but really struggle for 4 days ? Because I can leave my home some days ( though I’m so highly medicated ) but some days  absolutely can’t even get out of bed. I’m just concerned that if I tick NO they might think I can’t do it 7 days a week. 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 52,363 Disability Gamechanger
    It's the majority of days that count over a 12 month period. No one needs to be affected all of the time, If you can't do the activity as I explained above then you should tick no.

    Give real world examples of exactly what happened the last time you attempted each descriptor that applies to you.

    In your example above you're referring to following and planning a journal, which applies to mental health, cognitive and sensory impairments.  If for the majority of the days you're unable to leave your home then activity 1E should apply, even if there are times when you can leave the home. 
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • letitbe
    letitbe Community member Posts: 211 Pioneering
    It's the majority of days that count over a 12 month period. No one needs to be affected all of the time, If you can't do the activity as I explained above then you should tick no.

    Give real world examples of exactly what happened the last time you attempted each descriptor that applies to you.

    In your example above you're referring to following and planning a journal, which applies to mental health, cognitive and sensory impairments.  If for the majority of the days you're unable to leave your home then activity 1E should apply, even if there are times when you can leave the home. 
    Ok thanks poppy 

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