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Registered blind

benidormqueen2010benidormqueen2010 Member Posts: 1 Listener
Hi I have recently had my pip assessment  after previously  being on dla I am registered blind what do you think my chances are for pip


  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,257 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello benidormqueen and welcome

    DLA and PIP use different criteria for an award. PIP is based on functionality and the help you need with daily living and mobility.
    It is very hard to try and second guess the outcome of any assessment

    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • NystagmiteNystagmite Member Posts: 608 Pioneering
    Yes, I agree it's difficult to say. I did read of someone recently registered blind whose had to take PIP to tribunal.

    I, as someone with various hearing and sight difficulties had to get mine looked at again,
  • Pippa_AlumniPippa_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,851 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @benidormqueen2010, and welcome! As has been said, it's very difficult to predict these things, but do keep us updated and let us know how you get on.
  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 6,537 Disability Gamechanger

    Both DLA and PIP are based on the consequences of impairment rather than the impairment itself so in theory registration should make no difference. In practice, for some reason, it does appear to assist.

    It's also fair to say that PIP does make it slightly easier to qualify if you have a sensory impairment than DLA did, not least because it rewards the use of aids and appliances whereas DLA did not.

  • NystagmiteNystagmite Member Posts: 608 Pioneering
    It also depends on the assessor. Mine had to ask me what one of mine conditions was. I'm also not entirely sure she understood the rest. And there was the assumption I'd chosen not to drive.
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