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muliki1972
muliki1972 Member Posts: 1 Listener
edited June 2017 in PIP, DLA, and AA
I'm 45 year's old and I live in United Kingdom and was born with cerapalsy. I was just wondering how hard is it for people to claim p i p when you can do most things when you have got certain equipment to help you to walk about outside as I use a walker when I have got to walk about outside and I've got certain things to help me out in my bathroom and bedroom as both of my legs lock up on me all the time without warning and I could be anywhere as I have now been told that if you can walk so far with any type of help you won't qualify to get p i p 

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  • Sam_Alumni
    Sam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,682 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @muliki1972 welcome to the community.

    You could try taking the PIP self test to see how you score here.  There is also a great guide by CAB to help fill in the PIP forms that you can read through here.

    Take a look through the PIP category for lots of posts from members who have been through the PIP process.
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  • Matilda
    Matilda Member Posts: 2,610 Disability Gamechanger
    @muliki1972

    It depends how far you can walk, aided or unaided, before you need to stop because of pain, stiffness or fatigue and rest for a minute or so before continuing.

    0-20 metres = 12 PIP points (enhanced rate)

    20-50-metres = 10 points (standard rate)

    50-200 metres = 8 points (standard rate)
  • singlemania45
    singlemania45 Member Posts: 5 Listener
    Remember 63% of PIP rejections are overturned on appeal. It’s possible you could score sufficient points to qualify for standard rate daily living if you rely upon help, gadgets and adaptations to cope with daily living The key point about how far you can walk isn’t necessarily the distance but whether you can walk aided or unaided reliably and safely more than 50% of the time. If you are at risk of falling that isn’t safe. There are charities with an on line presence that can give you all the support and advice needed to submit a PIP claim to DWP. I wish you luck.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 25,770 Disability Gamechanger
    Remember 63% of PIP rejections are overturned on appeal. It’s possible you could score sufficient points to qualify for standard rate daily living if you rely upon help, gadgets and adaptations to cope with daily living The key point about how far you can walk isn’t necessarily the distance but whether you can walk aided or unaided reliably and safely more than 50% of the time. If you are at risk of falling that isn’t safe. There are charities with an on line presence that can give you all the support and advice needed to submit a PIP claim to DWP. I wish you luck.

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