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Points for discriptors ?

zoobzoob Member Posts: 5 Listener
edited June 2018 in PIP, DLA and AA
hello everyone my name is Mags I am new to this site,I have kindly been invited by the DWP to apply for PIP as my DLA award is due to end .please can any one advise me about the PIP descriptors..can you score more more than once for each activity? ie I have an adapted wet room with a padded free way camode shower chair an aid? But need assistance to wash all of my body due to balance numbness in lower part of body due and pain in my upper part of body any help in understanding this minefield will be very much appreciated thanks .

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  • MatildaMatilda Member Posts: 2,616 Disability Gamechanger
    Welcome, @zoob

    Disability Rights UK site has a good guide to claiming PIP including a draft diary that you can adapt.  It's a good idea to include a 7 day diary with your application.  List all the aids you use - in your application and in your diary.

    Try to get some f2f help from CAB or similar.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    zoob said:
    hello everyone my name is Mags I am new to this site,I have kindly been invited by the DWP to apply for PIP as my DLA award is due to end .please can any one advise me about the PIP descriptors..can you score more more than once for each activity? ie I have an adapted wet room with a padded free way camode shower chair an aid? But need assistance to wash all of my body due to balance numbness in lower part of body due and pain in my upper part of body any help in understanding this minefield will be very much appreciated thanks .
    No, you can't score the points twice in any descriptor. Have you done the online PIP self test? It's just a guide to what you could score but it will give you some idea and give you a little more understanding on how those points are scored.
    Complete the test here.


    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.
  • Pippa_AlumniPippa_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,851 Disability Gamechanger
    Welcome to the community, @zoob!

    As well as the above, you may also find this Citizens Advice guidance on filling in the PIP form helpful. All the best for your application, and do come back to us with any further questions.
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