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Can I claim PIP for rotary cuff keep falling over

happymanhappyman Member Posts: 57 Connected
edited July 2019 in PIP, DLA and AA
Can I claim PIP for rotary cuff. I was turned down last year for it, but my problems have got worse. I keep falling over and can barely use my arm due to the rotary cuff

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    PIP isn't awarded based on a diagnosis, it's how those conditions affect your ability to carry out daily activity based on the PIP descriptors.

    Was there any reasons why you didn't request the Mandatory Reconsideration then Tribunal if that failed? Constantly re-applying using the same evidence you previously used will very likely see another refusal.

    I'd advise you to get some face to face advice.
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  • Sam_AlumniSam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,731 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @happyman
    As Poppy says, PIP is awarded based on how an impairment affects your day to day life.

    There is a PIP self test here that might be useful to fill out? And we have lots of information on PIP here.
    Scope
    Senior online community officer
  • atlas46atlas46 Member Posts: 827 Pioneering
    Hi @happyman

    Putting the PIP issue to one side, I would suggest you make an appointment with your GP, to investigate the falls.

    I have a balance problem and for over 6 months did not realise it, until I visited my GP, who did a simple balance test and then referred me to ENT clinic.

    Hope this helps.
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