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PIP, please advise me the right way to fill in the mobility part?

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gerib
gerib Community member Posts: 1 Listener
edited March 2022 in PIP, DLA, and AA
Hi, I’ve just got a pip form to fill in (5 months before it is due) can anyone please advise me the right way to fill in the mobility part, I am in a lot of pain when I try and walk, even to bus stop 2 mins away, I could really do with some help because I don’t want to fill it in wrong and get refused again

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  • gerib
    gerib Community member Posts: 1 Listener
    edited March 2022
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    Hi I have had a pip form to fill in 5 months before my current award ends, can anybody help me understand how to fill in the disability section of the form? I have poor disability but I always get knocked back
  • SueHeath
    SueHeath Community member Posts: 12,420 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @gerib welcome to this great forum.
    I'm sure you will get your answer here.
    While your waiting for the rest to greet you go on to recent discussions, you might find that interesting.
    Good luck
  • Poppy_
    Poppy_ Community Volunteer Host Posts: 192 Pioneering
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    Hi, welcome to the community.
    As mentioned above, there is some discussions in the PIP, DLA and AA category that may help.
    Poppy_
    Community Volunteer Host with a passion for reading.

  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community member Posts: 16,177 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @gerib - & welcome to the community from me also. There really isn't any way to fill in the form other than to describe your walking, & only you can do that. Remember it's if you can mobilise 'reliably; if you walk more slowly due to pain, for example.
    You should give a couple of recent, detailed examples as to any difficulty you have, i.e. when did this happen, what exactly happened, why, did anyone see this, & how did it leave you feeling afterwards if there was any consequence to this?
    There's some more info here about this activity: https://pipinfo.net/activities/moving-around
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,195 Disability Gamechanger
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    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • Alex_Alumni
    Alex_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,561 Disability Gamechanger
    edited March 2022
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    Hello @gerib and welcome to the community, thanks for reaching out with your query. 

    As our members have advised the best thing to do is write down examples of times when you've tried to do each of the descriptors, what happened, and what were the consequences? 

    Citizens Advice has some guidance on how to fill out the form, and you can always give the Scope helpline a ring if you'd rather talk with someone about it over the phone. Calls are free, and it's open Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm. Saturday and Sunday, 10am to 6pm. And most bank holidays.

    Scope helpline number: 0808 800 3333

    I've moved both your threads on PIP into one, and popped them into our PIP category so our members can find them more easily.

    If we can help any further or you have any other questions, please do ask :) 

    Alex

    Online Community Coordinator
    Scope

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