PIP, DLA and AA
If this is your first visit, check out the community guide. You will have to Join us or Sign in before you can post.

Simple hand tests at PIP assessment

fedupScot13fedupScot13 Member Posts: 1 Listener
edited October 2018 in PIP, DLA and AA
Hello everyone thank you for allowing me to join this group. My husband had an assessment at home yesterday. Can anyone advise me as to what the purpose of the simple hand tests are. Like everyone who is going this process my husband and I are very stressed at the moment. Why do you need to prove to a stranger how Ill you are.

Replies

  • Ami2301Ami2301 Member Posts: 7,418 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @fedupScot13 welcome to the community!

    Could you explain what you mean by 'simple hand tests'?
    Disability Gamechanger - 2019
  • feirfeir Member Posts: 396 Pioneering
    You have to have the assessment so they can make up their own mind on how disabled you are. I got 0 points every time until myconsultants backed up my claim, then i got 10 coz whoever did my report lied and should've got more.
    Just goes to show that these assessments mean nothing.
  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 5,914 Disability Gamechanger
    PIP does not assess how disabled you are. It’s about the consequences of your imparment. You can have mild impairment but big consequences and serious impairment with few consequences. 

    I’m also not sure what test is being talked about here.

  • YadnadYadnad Posts: 2,856 Member
    PIP does not assess how disabled you are. It’s about the consequences of your imparment. You can have mild impairment but big consequences and serious impairment with few consequences. 

    I’m also not sure what test is being talked about here.

    I seem to remember a while back that a minister at Westminster said that PIP was for the really and most disabled amongst us?
     
  • debbiedo49debbiedo49 Member Posts: 2,906 Disability Gamechanger
    @Yadnad are you referring to this?
    "In April 2013 Iain Duncan Smith, the sponsor of the Welfare Reform Act, expressed his support for the changes to disability benefits brought about by the new law. He was critical of the older system of disability benefits which awarded an allowance to claimants with no further systematic checks to assess if the claimant's condition had improved or worsened. Iain Duncan Smith stated that, by requiring claimants to undergo periodic assessments, the system could be targeted at those most in need whilst preventing payments being made to people who had recovered from a temporary disability.[9]"
    💜🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿
    I am a fibro warrior !💜♏️
  • topshoestopshoes Member Posts: 442 Pioneering
    Hi and a warm welcome @fedupScot13 so sorry to hear you are stress , they ask you to put your hands one way then the other way ,is that what you saying about , did they ask you to blow into a like tube 
  • debbiedo49debbiedo49 Member Posts: 2,906 Disability Gamechanger
    @fedupScot13 is this it?

    💜🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿
    I am a fibro warrior !💜♏️
  • topshoestopshoes Member Posts: 442 Pioneering
    no  not what had to do today
  • debbiedo49debbiedo49 Member Posts: 2,906 Disability Gamechanger
    @topshoes did you do a simple hands test too?
    💜🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿
    I am a fibro warrior !💜♏️
  • topshoestopshoes Member Posts: 442 Pioneering
    edited October 2018
     @debbiedo49 hands ,fingers , legs,  feet ,head , neck , knees,arms and you have to blow into this like tube
  • YadnadYadnad Posts: 2,856 Member
    @Yadnad are you referring to this?
    "In April 2013 Iain Duncan Smith, the sponsor of the Welfare Reform Act, expressed his support for the changes to disability benefits brought about by the new law. He was critical of the older system of disability benefits which awarded an allowance to claimants with no further systematic checks to assess if the claimant's condition had improved or worsened. Iain Duncan Smith stated that, by requiring claimants to undergo periodic assessments, the system could be targeted at those most in need whilst preventing payments being made to people who had recovered from a temporary disability.[9]"
    …..and https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-39097019
Sign in or join us to comment.