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PIP review. What are they looking for with the 'changes to the help you need' question?

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Manudxp
Manudxp Community member Posts: 67 Connected
edited August 2021 in PIP, DLA, and AA
Hi,

I've decided to submit my own application as I've seen the help and I confident I can do this, I ain't daft.

I have a query;

When the form states/asks, "Tell us about any chamges to the help you need or help you get from another person".
What exactle are they looking for here?

I ask as not sure how to answer, it's not like I can just command home support and unfortunately there's no one else other than my wife whom can help ans we have two young children.

Thanks in advance.

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  • Cress
    Cress Community member Posts: 1,012 Pioneering
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    There are people here who are far better qualified to answer your question but I've always read it as tell us about the help you think you need regardless of weather you actually get that help.

    Welcome and good luck
  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
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    Cress said:.. tell us about the help you think you need regardless of weather you actually get that help.
    Absolutely.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,964 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi and welcome 

    Don't just put about changes you need to treat it as a new claim 

    Detail everything even if no change 

    Any help you get be it physical,  prompting, using aids and anything you don't get but need 

    Give real examples for each descriptor about what happened when you try and do the task 

    Good luck keep us updated 
  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community member Posts: 16,165 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @Manudxp - welcome to the community from me too. Agree with the replies above. Just to add, as the review form is much shorter than your original claim pack, do add extra pages at the end, putting your name & National Insurance number on each of these pages. A couple of real life detailed examples as to exactly what happens when you attempt/do an activity/descriptor are needed as Jane mentions. So, when did it happen, who witnessed it, what exactly happened & why? What, if any, were the consequences of doing the activity? What happens if you attempt an activity if your wife's not there?
    Also very important is, can you do an activity safely, to an acceptable standard, repeat it as often as it would be reasonable to expect, & does it take you longer than someone who isn't disabled? Good luck.
  • Manudxp
    Manudxp Community member Posts: 67 Connected
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    Wow, thank you, I'm blown away and soooooo grateful for asking a, possibly not, simple wquestion and grtting a real answer. 
    Thank you soo much.
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