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PIP and side effects of medication

keirakeira Member Posts: 136 Courageous
edited February 2018 in PIP, DLA and AA
Hi,

In the washing and bathing activity for PIP can side effects of medication i.e dizziness, shakiness be taken into account? Or are the side effects of medication only covered for certain activities?

Thanks

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  • keirakeira Member Posts: 136 Courageous
  • MatildaMatilda Member Posts: 2,616 Disability Gamechanger
    I suggest you ask in Ask a benefits advisor category.
  • keirakeira Member Posts: 136 Courageous
    Thanks I did but didn't get a reply. Just wondered if anyone else knew.
  • MatildaMatilda Member Posts: 2,616 Disability Gamechanger
    You could mention it anyway in case those side effects are taken into account in the washing and bathing activity.
  • keirakeira Member Posts: 136 Courageous
    Sorry but I don't know what you mean?
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    keira said:
    Hi,

    In the washing and bathing activity for PIP can side effects of medication i.e dizziness, shakiness be taken into account? Or are the side effects of medication only covered for certain activities?

    Thanks

    Does the person need supervision when bathing? Side effects of medication can be used if the descriptor in question applies to the person. If a person has side efffects and that descriptor doesn't apply then there's no points to be scored. Your question really doesn't meake any sense.
    Proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice I have given to members here on the community.
  • debsidoodebsidoo Member Posts: 327 Pioneering
    Hi Keira.
    If you Have side effects from any medication and it affects your ability to perform a task such as making you unsteady while walking or shakiness when trying to use a knife etc it is always worth mentioning.It will be down to the assessors interpretation as to whether they think it relevant.It can’t hurt to explain all this and should be noted at the back of the form where it says any other information.
    They may or may not accept it but if these are known side effects of the medication they will be made aware of this by you and can look into it.
        Debsidoo.x
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