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Powered wheelchair and PIP

kieronw10kieronw10 Member Posts: 1 Listener
edited July 2018 in PIP, DLA and AA
looking for advice,help on getting a powered wheelchair,do I have to change to PIP to get one?,also concerned at going through the 'assessment ordeal' again,any help, advice welcome.
Thanks,nice to be here.

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  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @kieronw10   Pleased to meet you welcome.

    In answer to your question have look at our information on Practical Information and Support under disability aids and equipment for any advice if that helps.

    Otherwise hope some one from our team might advise or a member of our community.

    As for PIP I understand the ordeal as do many of our community going through the procedure including myself.

    First thing to say have a look under our benefit advice and information talk about PIP for information and advice.

    Applying for PIP consider looking at the DWP website for numbers who to contact and advice, information. How and do I qualify.

    Second thing when receiving the form you will need advice filling it in. Use what ever have the support you may have.  Could be Support worker, Carer, friend  Also contact CAB  your local office to advise. to help fill it in.

    The form comes with lots of booklets and other information. Read it carefully.

    I am sure members of our community will be happy to add anything further.

    Am here to listen and wish you the best .

    Take care

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  • YadnadYadnad Member - under moderation Posts: 2,862 Disability Gamechanger
    kieronw10 said:
    looking for advice,help on getting a powered wheelchair,do I have to change to PIP to get one?,also concerned at going through the 'assessment ordeal' again,any help, advice welcome.
    Thanks,nice to be here.
    Have you been assessed by Social Services/OT as having to need a wheelchair?

  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,662 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @kieronw10 and a warm welcome to the community! I hope you get the advice that you are looking for :)
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  • Pippa_ScopePippa_Scope Member Posts: 5,856 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @kieron10, this NHS page also has some great guidance on choosing the right mobility aids, and on the Motability scheme. Best of luck, and do keep us updated!
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