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difficulties with daily living and mobility all the time , two really bad days in a week

My son had PIP assessment, he was asked about daily living actvities and mobility and said he has problems with both. He was asked how many bad days in a week he gets and he took that to mean being incapacitated, staying in bed unable to do anything much. Will that mean that it is literally taken he is only affected 2 days a week and the rest of the time he is fine, or that he is disabled and for 2 days a week it is really incapacitating ?


  • MatildaMatilda Member Posts: 2,616 Disability Gamechanger
    What did he say about good and bad days on his claim form?
  • hypermobilecathypermobilecat Member Posts: 12
    for mobility wrote  go over on ankles,it is painful, get fatigued,cant walk on uneven surfaces, trip up, cant use walking stick  .He has explained throughout he is affected all the time. He takes strong pain relief, has anaesthetic creams and is waiting to see a specialist, he wrote he has problems eating, preparing food, and other daily living activity all the time.For a bad day wrote stay in bed, but it can vary.
  • MatildaMatilda Member Posts: 2,616 Disability Gamechanger
    Sounds like he's made his case that most days are bad.  
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  • BenefitsTrainingCoBenefitsTrainingCo Member Posts: 2,692 Pioneering
    Hi hypermobilecat

    I agree with Matilda in that based on what you have said on the form the case for satisfying the criteria for more than 50% of the time has been made. The use of good and bad days can be misleading. A decision maker would need to establish what someone means when they refer to having a bad or good day in terms of what they can or cannot do because it means different things to different people. If he has said on the form what he means by a bad day then it should hopefully be less likely a decision maker would jump to the wrong conclusion.

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  • hypermobilecathypermobilecat Member Posts: 12
    Hi Matilda, mumof3boys and Paul, thank you for all of your help and messages. The walker is a good idea, had one myself but now use a wheelchair. My mum and grandad had the same condition. well, I dont know how long it takes for the decision to come through, he did get text saying should get letter soon. hopefully it wont be to long.
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