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Pip home assessment

kane1994kane1994 Member Posts: 55 Connected
Hi,
I have my pip assesment tomorrow at my home, should I show them that I have been assessed by universal credit and put in the limited capability to work and work related activity group would this help with my decision on pip I'm currently getting the standard rate 

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  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 9,127 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi it's up to you but you may find at assessment they wont take any evidence. It is an assessment and also they are different benefits with different criteria. Mention it to the assessor see what they say 
  • kane1994kane1994 Member Posts: 55 Connected
    Okay thank you I also have lots of different aids around the home should my partner show them because she cares for me 
  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 9,127 Disability Gamechanger
    You dont need to show them but you need to tell them what aids you use and what for and how you wouldn't be able to manage without them. Having some visible in the room would be ok if it's appropriate for the room you are in 
  • wilkowilko Member Posts: 2,284 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello, remember the pip assessment is to varify your answers given in your application form. Making sure you meet the PIP descriptiors in relation to your daily living activities and mobility issues, safely and in a repeatable and in a timely manner. There is no need to disclose information about any benefits or money issues savings spending ect. Think before you answer if you don't understand the question don't be afraid of asking it to be repeated. 
  • kane1994kane1994 Member Posts: 55 Connected
    Okay I have a copy of my pip forms to hand to have with me when the assessor is here tomorrow thanks for your help 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    For the aids that you use, were they recommended from an Occupational Therapist? If they were did you send evidence about the recommendation? If you didn't and you have this then it would be very useful to use as evidence.
    Community champion and 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.
  • kane1994kane1994 Member Posts: 55 Connected
    Hi they were recommend by Sunderland care and support I don't have letters but they have stickers on them saying so 
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