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Applying for PIP

SilverstarSilverstar Member Posts: 1 Listener
edited May 2020 in PIP, DLA and AA
Just diagnosed with PolyMyositis 
going to apply for PIP
any advice? 


  • chiariedschiarieds Community Co-Production Group Posts: 9,205 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Silverstar - Welcome to this friendly & supportive community, & thank you for joining. With PIP, after claiming, you get a booklet called, 'How Your Disability Affects You,' & that is what PIP is all about, rather than your diagnosis.
    So, for those activities you have difficulty with, you need to say why you have such difficulty, when, how often this might happen, does it cause fatigue or pain, for example, during/afterwards, can you repeat it again as often as you'd like, does it take you longer than someone unaffected, can you do it safely?
    Give 2 recent examples of the difficulties for each applicable activity. You need to show your individual response as to how your disability hinders, limits, or makes any applicable activity difficult in any way; i.e. how your functional ability is limited in these activities of daily living &/mobility.
    Here's a link to the activities, & the points that may be awarded. See: https://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/asset-library/Scores-for-PIP-Descriptors-2020.pdf
    I hope this may help, & if you have any questions at any time, please ask, as there's usually someone able to advise. Good luck. :)

  • AilsAils Member Posts: 2,268 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Silverstar and welcome to the Community.  How are you today?  I hope you have had a nice weekend.  It's nice to meet you.

    You have been given very good advice and information about PIP above which I hope you find helpful.  I wish you well with your PIP claim and please stay in touch and let us know how you get on with it.

    Meantime, I hope you don't mind, but I had a look online and found the following organisation who may be able to support you with your recent diagnosis, if you would like to have a look -


    I look forward to seeing you on our Community and hope you enjoy your time with us.  If we can be of any support/help to you then please just let us know.  All the best.  :smile:

    Winner of the Scope New Volunteer Award 2019.   :)
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,653 Disability Gamechanger
    Welcome to the community @Silverstar, is there anything else we can do to help?

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