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Sciatica in both legs and bowel movements

margaretmckillop9margaretmckillop9 Member Posts: 1 Listener
When  people  go for  assessment with DWP why do they fail  people  on they assessment when they take  evidence on they disability and health condition

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  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,652 Disability Gamechanger
    edited May 2020
    Hi @margaretmckillop9 and a very warm welcome to the community! Are you referring to PIP?

    PIP has set criteria that looks at your mobility and daily care, rather than looking at a diagnosis. This means it is about the impact your disability has on your life.

    Here is information about what PIP assesses. 

    Also, here is the descriptors that the assessor will use.

    These also might be helpful:

    Scoring your abilities

    The DWP will add together your points from all the daily living activities. If you get between 8 and 11 points in total, you’ll get for the daily living component of PIP at the standard rate. If you get at least 12 points in total, you’ll get the daily living component at the enhanced rate.

    The DWP will add together your points from all the mobility activities. If you get between 8 and 11 points in total, you’ll get the mobility component of PIP at the standard rate. If you get at least 12 points in total, you’ll get the mobility component at the enhanced rate.

    PIP rates

    PIP is made up of 2 components (parts) called daily living and mobility, and each can be paid at either a standard or enhanced rate.

    Component                                               Weekly rate
    Daily living - standard rate                     £59.70
    Daily living - enhanced rate                     £89.15
    Mobility - standard rate                     £23.60
    Mobility - enhanced rate                     £62.25
    Please do let us know how you get on and if there is anything else we can do to help. :)
    Community Partner
    Scope

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