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Pip criteria how long is more than twice as long as an able bodied person?

Rainbow_wheelz16Rainbow_wheelz16 Member Posts: 30 Community champion
edited April 2018 in PIP, DLA and AA
Hi. Regarding the pip criteria with respect to washing, dressing, preparing a meal, etc If it takes a person more than twice as long as an able bodied person,  does anyone know the times you are comparing  yourself to?  So, is twice as long 30 minutes longer, an hour? It seems that some assessors don't seem to accept if you write more than twice as long. 


  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 6,001 Disability Gamechanger
    It is what it is. Very simple. If it takes a person more than twice as long to do something than it would take a healthy person of the same age etc. then it’s not within a reasonable time. How long depends on the activity. So, most people can dress in 5 or more minutes. Most people could shower in 5 if it didn’t involve a hair wash. Most people could prepare a meal in under 15 minutes and so on. There’s no one size fits all.

    Assessors don’t rule out an activity based on a set time. They rule it out if the length of time you allege it takes doesn’t tally with other evidence about your condition. 
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