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A Question About PIP and Real Life Examples

nasturtium Member Posts: 2 Listener

Apologies in advance for my first post being a request for help and advice. I am helping a person who has a physical disability and has cognitive problems. He has problems remembering and concentraiting. I understand that it is best practice to include atleast two real world examples for each pip activity according to the descriptors. I have been trying to question and ask him about any real world examples that he has experienced when he has atempted to do that activity and all he says is he cannot remember and he can get frustrated and distressed if I try and encourage him because he does not want to fabricate anything and he tries to think of something that happened to him but he has great trouble because of his cognitive problems.

My question is how would I tackle this part of the PIP application. We have not made a formal application yet because we want to take our time and do it at a slow and steady pace so we can get a good comprehensive claim put together before we make the official claim.

Thank you in advance for your time and assistance.
Kind regards


  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 13,317 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome to the community 

    If he hasn't yet applied it may be worth starting a daily diary 

    You could set it up with headings like when , what,  why, where , how , who outcome,  consequences 

    He can then record what he is doing and how this can then be used to send with his application and used to complete the form 
  • nasturtium
    nasturtium Member Posts: 2 Listener
    Thank you janer for you advice. It is appreciated.


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