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Right Side Hemiplegia PIP

LauraH2407LauraH2407 Member Posts: 1 Listener
Hi, I am 28 years old with right side hemiplegia which limits the use of my right hand and foot. I have recently been sent the PIP form and have an face to face appointment booked in for the coming week. I was awarded DLA lower rate care indefinitely when I was 17. My mother takes care of all my needs at home. I.e cooking, showering, putting on certain clothes etc. I also have an adapted car. Do I have a good chance of transitioning over to standard rate care. I’m so anxious and worried about this assessment I can’t sleep. Any one with advice would be appreciated. Anyone receiving PIP with right side hemiplegia?


  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome.

    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. You can't compare when it comes to PIP because we are all affected differently by these conditions.

    No one can tell you whether you'll successfully be awarded. Once you've had the assessment, wait a week and ring DWP to request a copy of the report to be sent to you. This will give you some idea what the decision is likely to be because they mostly go with the report. Good luck.
    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.
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,652 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @LauraH2407 and a warm welcome to the community! I have left hemi and I claim PIP.

    Please be sure to read the PIP descriptors carefully, as this is what you will be assessed on. Let us know how you get on and I'll have my fingers crossed!
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