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Pip

philipcarsonphilipcarson Member Posts: 10 Listener
edited November 2018 in PIP, DLA and AA
I have a benign brain tumour, epilepsy and high blood pressure and have my pip assesment tomorrow morning any tips would be a great help

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  • lindadeniselindadenise Member Posts: 302 Pioneering
    Just tell them how your illnesses affects you each day. 
    Goodluck
  • markyboymarkyboy Member Posts: 368 Pioneering
    In the next 24 hours study the PIP descriptors and how your condition affects your ability to carry them out and don't focus on your medical conditions alone as they will not get you an award.
    Good Luck
  • wilkowilko Member Posts: 2,401 Disability Gamechanger
    Remember the answers you wrote in your application form as these will be needed to be justified at your acessment, do not be bullied into doing any movements that cause you pain or discomfort, caution, the accessors know the distances from nearest bus stops, car parks train stations if in walking distance. So when asked how you arrived say by car or bus the acessor will know how far you have walked. Even in the center it’s they have CCTV watching in and outside the centres and the distance from waiting room to acessment room. Good luck and request your acessment report a week after your acessment, this will give you a guide as how your award may be. 
  • philipcarsonphilipcarson Member Posts: 10 Listener
    If I feel I'm not fit to do something like standing on one foot do I have to do it
  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,257 Disability Gamechanger
    You do not have to perform any physical test if it causes you pain or distress but you will have to explain why you cannot do it

    CR
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • YadnadYadnad Posts: 2,856 Member
    You do not have to perform any physical test if it causes you pain or distress but you will have to explain why you cannot do it

    CR
    Presumably then the assessor has to decide whether the reason given is satisfactory and not an excuse.
  • Eadiesmummy1Eadiesmummy1 Member Posts: 90 Courageous
    @philipcarson you dont have to if you dont feel fit. The assessment medical isnt designed to cause pain, its merely about how your condition affects your ability to carry out simple physical movements. I was asked to lift both arms above my head when i attended mine, i only did the left because i explained that just lifting my right up to my face set off an attack and my assessor was fine with it. My universal credit work capability assessment the assessor asked me to do something similar and he quickly added in "but i dont expect you to use your right". hope that helps x 
  • philipcarsonphilipcarson Member Posts: 10 Listener
    That's the assessment all over now I don't think it went to bad but time will tell thank you to anybody who replied to my question 
  • Eadiesmummy1Eadiesmummy1 Member Posts: 90 Courageous
    best of luck! let us all know the outcome x 
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