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Pip assessor

letitbe
letitbe Community member Posts: 263 Pioneering
edited March 13 in PIP, DLA, and AA
Hi everyone  , what would happen if the assessor put in the report that you couldn’t do something when you said you could ? For example if you said you could go out on your own and the assessor says you couldn’t and because of this you got high rate? Would you then call up pip and say the report is wrong ?  Thanks 

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 53,808 Disability Gamechanger
    PIP isn't about not being able to do something 100% of the time. It's about what you can't do at least 50% of the days over a 12 month period because PIP is about the majority of the days. If you're unable to plan the route of a familiar journey on the majority of days then your award is correct. Also remember that it's about the help you need, regardless of whether you receive that help or not. 
    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: 263 Pioneering
    PIP isn't about not being able to do something 100% of the time. It's about what you can't do at least 50% of the days over a 12 month period because PIP is about the majority of the days. If you're unable to plan the route of a familiar journey on the majority of days then your award is correct. Also remember that it's about the help you need, regardless of whether you receive that help or not. 
    Poppy you are so helpful I honestly don’t know what this forum would do without you. Pip has made my anxiety even worse I  just keep thinking I’m not entitled to any of it. 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 53,808 Disability Gamechanger
    Aww you're very welcome and thank you!! I'm sure they would manage. Honestly though, you are not alone in thinking this and even more so if you don't fully understand the descriptors and what they mean and not many people do.

    All you need to remember is that you don't have to stop living your life just because you're claiming a benefit such as PIP. 
    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: 263 Pioneering
    Aww you're very welcome and thank you!! I'm sure they would manage. Honestly though, you are not alone in thinking this and even more so if you don't fully understand the descriptors and what they mean and not many people do.

    All you need to remember is that you don't have to stop living your life just because you're claiming a benefit such as PIP. 
    Thank you x 

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