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Pip. How can I prove that I can't go out due to my sensory and communication issues?

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mburns
mburns Community member Posts: 25 Connected
edited January 2023 in PIP, DLA, and AA
Can anyone help me I have been reading my assessment report and I got 10 points for mobility, cannot undertake any journey because it would cause overwhelming psychological distress, but this isn't true I go out I just can't go out on my own due to my sensory issues and I have communication issues, I also don't understand facial expressions, I also wear head phones when out to block out back ground noise how could I prove this as I am not good at explaining things.

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  • Hannah_Alumni
    Hannah_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,912 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hello @mburns

    How are you today? I'm sorry no one has answered your post yet, I am hoping my comment will bump it for you.

    I am wondering though, if they have linked everything under psychological distress because you have communication issues and there may not have been another "section" they would have classed it under?
    As it's my understanding communication disorders are considered to be under the psychology umbrella in a lot of different services. 
    Hannah - She / Her

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  • mburns
    mburns Community member Posts: 25 Connected
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    Hi Hannah yes they have linked it under psychological distress I do have anxiety before I go out but I need someone with me for safety due to my high anxiety, sensory issues that's stating I can't go out anywhere when I can as long as I have someone with me and also for communication.
  • LuluLoopy21
    LuluLoopy21 Community member Posts: 20 Connected
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    Sorry if sounds useless but get family or friend to write u a report about u no going out on u own n av that piece of written sent to em. Maybe 

    I the same i av family n friend write for me n when i had assment my friend was with me helping with

    My reprot got the bottom 1 ticked something along line of no going out without aid or person with 

    Maybe try n get sum1 do for u n when desion maker reads urs thatll be put with it x
  • mburns
    mburns Community member Posts: 25 Connected
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    Thanks for the reply I have got my husband to do that also my psychologist wrote a report explain why I need someone with me I am at tribunal stage now so hope they understand my difficulties.
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