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Daily living to be taken literally?

tru88letru88le Member - under moderation Posts: 94 Courageous
Do the daily living questions not apply to nightime?
Such as incontinence/ help dressing during the night etc 
If you have any issues during the night, the decision maker stated they have to disregard them.
True or not.

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  • WaylayWaylay Member Posts: 915 Pioneering
  • tru88letru88le Member - under moderation Posts: 94 Courageous
    Pip!
    Seeing as its in the pip forum...
  • WaylayWaylay Member Posts: 915 Pioneering
    Oops, sorry... Nighttime needs apply too. You should get points if one of the descriptors for an activity applies to you for some portion of the day on at least 50% of the days. That DM had no idea what he was talking about. Appeal!
  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 5,314 Disability Gamechanger
    Abject nonsense. PIP does not ask about night time needs so it's up to you spell them out as many people have conditions where the functional consequences will be different at night. As @waylay says the 50% rule is relevant.
  • YadnadYadnad Member - under moderation Posts: 2,862 Disability Gamechanger
    edited November 2018
    Thanks Mike, I too thought that day meant during daylight hours - waking hours!!
    Unlike with Attendance Allowance where day AND NIGHT are made reference to.
    Consequently I failed to make any reference to the issues I have during the night on the PIP2 - in fact on all three PIP2's!!

    I wonder how many other claimants have fallen into that trap?

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