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minmin Member Posts: 6 Listener
hello everyone I am new to this site and was wondering about the time it takes me to Walk? I can stand with an aid and walk 20 meters but I could not repeat this again without first resting and I am also in severe chronic pain in my legs , hips and back how can I time myself is this what I have to do? Thanks in advance 

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  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,257 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi min and welcome

    The mobility element refers to distance but HCP's are trying to ask how long and pushing people to say 2-3 minutes which does not sound much

    The following is an approx guide

    normal walking                =  90 metre per minute
    Slow walking                   =  60 metre per minute
    very slow walking            =  < 45 metre per minute

    So as you can see 20 metre is walking less than 30 seconds

    CR


    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • minmin Member Posts: 6 Listener
    Thankyou for your advice I thought I was mad as I’m struggling to walk the pain is unbearable to the point I cannot even concentrate I just want to rest or go bk to bed I feel like people think I’m exagerating but at the moment I’m on the most meds I can take being morphine and naproxen my pain threshold is getting less and less I’m counting in my head as I struggle to walk then lose count when the pain gets worse yesterday I went into my garden and was in that much pain had to sit in the rain and rest for approx 15 mins before I could get bk into my back kitchen it’s exposing all this to the dwp or should I x 
  • minmin Member Posts: 6 Listener
    I meant to say explaining 
  • susan48susan48 Member Posts: 2,229 Disability Gamechanger
    Min,
    CR has more knowledge than me but I think you need to explain fully what the difficulties are.
    Are you already getting a PIP award?
  • minmin Member Posts: 6 Listener
    Hi I was getting enhanced for both parts and had an assessment in Dec and moved to standard for both my home assessment was awful the lady who assessed me didn’t document e erything I told her I recieved 11 points daily living and 10 moving around I have just posted my app for appeal ( mandotory came bk same just copy and pasted over ) thanks 
  • susan48susan48 Member Posts: 2,229 Disability Gamechanger
    Min, 
    go through what you disagree with and write a summery description and what decipher applies.
    or go to the CAB, they can help filling either MR or Appeal form.

    like 8 said I’m not up on the process like lots of knowledgeable people on here.

    Good luck though, oh and someone also said to keep a daily diary for the Appeal.

    Susan
  • minmin Member Posts: 6 Listener
    Thankyou your so kind x I will keep you updated x 
  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,257 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi min

    As always, if possible get advice from CAB or similar
    You should explain in as much detail as possible how and why your walking is affected. Give examples of what happens, how long you need to rest etc
    Keep a daily diary as evidence of your problems

    CR
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • minmin Member Posts: 6 Listener
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