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Hi, my name is lindahendo!

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lindahendo
lindahendo Community member Posts: 1 Listener
edited January 2021 in PIP, DLA, and AA
Hi, I am Linda and new to this.
I am away to phone the PIP Dept for the first time, any advice much appreciated.
I had a stroke end of Oct 19, left with visual disturbance. My peripheral vision has been affected. Im left with a little disturbance to L eye and a Big disturbance to R eye. I can/allowed to drive, I tried back at work (Sept 20) but things got too much and had to leave. I can now cope and put up with everyday living as I have just learned to live with it and it is something you get used to But... Im no use walking in strange uneven places.
I also have short bowel syndrome, I have lived with this for years but this has been affected too.
Has anyone any advice for when I phone?
I am quite nervous to be honest.
Thank you in advance.

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  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,964 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi and welcome no need to be nervous about the first call it's just to get the forms sent out 

    Have you looked at the descriptors for PIP if not then I suggest you look and prepare to give examples of what happens when you try and do each task 

    This is what you need to complete the forms when they come 
  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community member Posts: 16,177 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @lindahendo - & welcome to this friendly community. Here's a link to the 'descriptors' or activities that are looked at with PIP. Please see: https://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/asset-library/Scores-for-PIP-Descriptors-2020.pdf         & this is what the PIP booklet 'How your disability affects you' booklet looks like: https://www.kdc.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/file/Claim Form - How your disability affects you.pdf      Scroll down to see it all. Please let us know if you have any questions. :)
  • Cher_Alumni
    Cher_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,734 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @lindahendo and welcome to our online community.  

    I hope the advice you've received from our members has helped quell your worry about making that initial phone call.  If once you receive the PIP claim form you have any questions, please ask away.  

    It's a daunting process but we are definitely hearing more success stories, so keep at it and don't let those nerves stop you applying  :)
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