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Jakebake08
Jakebake08 Community member Posts: 2 Listener
edited November 2017 in PIP, DLA, and AA
Hi i have just joined i have got a man coming tomorrow to fill my pip forms in, I am nervous incase i have a panic attack while he is doing them as they are coming more, I have tumour in my lung, emphysema, diverticulitis, I have had spinal surgery at the top now the bottom as worn coursing my back hip and groin to be really painful. I can't walk far ando have to have someone with me I use a 4 wheeled trolley to hold on. My husband has to wash me and clean me up when I'm incontinent of graces it's really embarrassing.  I say I'm going to do a meal but I will start then I can't do it I get so tired. I crawl in the house in case i fall with going dizzy without warning. I am waiting for mental health to come. So i dont know if i will get any help or not x

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  • CockneyRebel
    CockneyRebel Community member Posts: 5,209 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hello jakebake and welcome

    Is this your first claim or a change from DLA ?
    Please don't worry, which ever organisation is coming to help you should be used to the uncertainty of claimants.
    Have you got any supporting medical evidence to go with your form ?
    The DWP almost never contact GP's or other specialists so be prepared to get your own evidence

    best of luck and please let us know how you get on

    CR
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • Jakebake08
    Jakebake08 Community member Posts: 2 Listener
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    I have got my letters from hospital and my appointments 
  • CockneyRebel
    CockneyRebel Community member Posts: 5,209 Disability Gamechanger
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    To would be very usefull if you can get a letter from your GP detailing very specifically the problems you have with the PIP descriptor activities

    CR
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • steve51
    steve51 Community member Posts: 7,147 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @Jakebake08

    Welcome to our online community/family/website.

    "Please Please Don't Worry"

    You will be fine belive me !!!!!!!!!

    Just go through things but on a "Bad Day"

    Worrying will only make things 100x worse.

    Please let me know if there is anything that I can help/support you with in preperation for Friday ???

    Good Luck !!!!!!!
  • Matilda
    Matilda Community member Posts: 2,593 Disability Gamechanger
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    @Jakebake08

    I assume that the person coming to help you fill in forms is from a charity or welfare organisation (not the DWP or other government agency!)?  If so, they should be experienced in PIP and there to help you, not help the DWP.

    Tell the person concerned all the problems you have with daily living activities and with walking.

    Walking criteria:  

    unable to walk more than 20 meters aided = 12 points (enhanced rate PIP)

    unable to walk more than 50 meters aided = 10 points (standard)

    unable to walk more than 50 meters unaided = 8 points (standard)

    Your walking distance will be based on how far you can walk using a trolley if that is your usual aid.

    There have been members on here who have said that they didn't qualify for PIP mobility because, although they couldn't walk more than 50 meters without a trolley, they gave the impression that with a trolley they could walk more than 50 meters.

    So, if you can't walk more than 20 or 50 meters, as the case may be, using a trolley make this clear to the person completing your form.
  • Matilda
    Matilda Community member Posts: 2,593 Disability Gamechanger
    edited June 2022
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    Whereas with DLA the DWP would write to the claimant's GP, with PIP they do not.
  • Matilda
    Matilda Community member Posts: 2,593 Disability Gamechanger
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    I think such cases of discrepancy or inconsistency must be very blatant and quite rare.  There has been report after report on here from members that the DWP did not contact their GP.
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