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Can DWP award only 1 point for a descriptor?

MatildaMatilda Member Posts: 2,616 Disability Gamechanger
DWP awarded me only 1 point for using a toilet aid (on bad days I have to lean on wash basin to pull myself up).  Were they correct to award me only 1 point as I thought that the minimum for any descriptor was 2 points?

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  • NystagmiteNystagmite Member Posts: 609 Pioneering
    That doesn't sound right. You can only get one point if you need an aid for taking medication. Whereas with everything else, it's at least 2. Phone up and enquire that.
  • MatildaMatilda Member Posts: 2,616 Disability Gamechanger
    Possibly, must check the papers.  It may be that I got 2 for toilet aids and 1 for aids to take medication.  But nevertheless, I thought that 2 was the minimum for any descriptor?  And another member has said that she was awarded only 1 point for using a toilet aids.

    So, is it correct that DWP can award only 1 point for aids to take medication?
  • wildlifewildlife Member Posts: 1,316 Pioneering
    edited April 2017
    @Matilda Managing Therapy or Monitoring a health condition is the only one you can score 1 for according to Benefit and Works Points list. I couldn't see where Nannydebbie said she only got 1 point for toileting. She scored 6 for DL so would have had to score 1 on something else as well. You shouldn't need to appeal just tell DWP they got it wrong.
  • MatildaMatilda Member Posts: 2,616 Disability Gamechanger
  • wildlifewildlife Member Posts: 1,316 Pioneering
    You're welcome. Hope you can get it changed. I think you said you were appealing mobility as well? Anyhow good luck whatever you decide to do.
  • BenefitsTrainingCoBenefitsTrainingCo Member Posts: 2,692 Pioneering
    Hi Matilda,

    Sorry for the delay in responding. The forum has been very busy! You've got the right advice though. 2 is the minimum number of points you can get for toileting. And as wildfire explains, only managing therapy/monitoring a health condition has a 1 point descriptor.

    Will
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  • MatildaMatilda Member Posts: 2,616 Disability Gamechanger
    Thank you, Will.
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