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raised toilet seat

tracey58tracey58 Member Posts: 34 Connected
hi
is a raised toilet seat an aid, also is a dosset bix,and i go to therapy weekly
di these count
please

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    A raised toilet seat is an aid and would score 2 points for toilet needs. Dosset box is and aid and would score just 1 point.

    Therapy is only considered if it's taken place at home. If you go outside your home for the appointment then it's not considered and you won't score any points for this.
    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
  • tracey58tracey58 Member Posts: 34 Connected
    thank you poppy,i lost my daiky living by 1 point,so i have now gained 3 points x
  • tracey58tracey58 Member Posts: 34 Connected
    poppy  i an still frightened to do a change,altho my consultant is fully backing me,
  • tracey58tracey58 Member Posts: 34 Connected
    would you mind if i showed you the letter he wrote me.
  • tracey58tracey58 Member Posts: 34 Connected
    edited September 2019
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    @tracey58 all your personal information is showing in the above comment and this is against Scopes rules. I have reported this to admin will hopefully remove what you posted above, to protect your identity.
    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Posts: 7,918

    Scope community team

    Hi @tracey58.

    I’ve cropped and edited your images to remove your name, address and NHS number, while leaving the main content that I believe you wanted to share. 
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  • tracey58tracey58 Member Posts: 34 Connected
    ty adrian and poppy
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    My opinion is that it will totally depend on the waiting list for the hip replacement and how long recovery will take. For PIP the condition must be expected to last at least 9 months. Surgery is usually done to help improve your quality of life. I'm sure others will comment when they see this.
    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
  • tracey58tracey58 Member Posts: 34 Connected
    ty poppy,but i also have a  lot if other disabilities,in my oersonal circumstances i had2 hipswhich were both bad,so i am still not over the first replacement,and have been living day to day fir several years 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    I've just read your other thread and see it's about putting in a change of circumstances for a worsening of condition. My advice is still the same, they will look at your whole award again and send you more forms. You'll most likely need another face to face assessment as most people have them.

    It's always risky putting in a change of circumstances because you could lose everything you already have. It could also stay the same or be increased but no one can tell you that for sure.

     Even though you were 1 point short last time on the daily living award, they look at your whole award again and re-assess you so there's no guarantee you'll score points for the same descriptors this time.

    It's impossible to advise you further on an internet forum because no one knows exactly how your conditions affect you against the PIP descriptors.

    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
  • tracey58tracey58 Member Posts: 34 Connected
    ty,i do realise all this,and appreciate yourtime 
    ty
  • worried33worried33 Member Posts: 399 Pioneering
    edited September 2019
    I dont know how rulings are typically done on the 9 months duration.  But my personal view is upcoming treatment (especially surgery) should not be counted as "expected improvement", the only way I would consider someone able to say with reasonable confidence something wouldnt last 9 months is either is the patient themselves has confirmed that its a very short term problem, or if a steady improvement is already happening at the time of assessment.

    I can confirm my raised toilet seat got me two points, I was asked how I got the aid tho, of which I confirmed was from my OT.  So they do need to decide that you "need" the aid rather than out of choice.
  • tracey58tracey58 Member Posts: 34 Connected
    worried33worried33 said:
    I dont know how rulings are typically done on the 9 months duration.  But my personal view is upcoming treatment (especially surgery) should not be counted as "expected improvement", the only way I would consider someone able to say with reasonable confidence something wouldnt last 9 months is either is the patient themselves has confirmed that its a very short term problem, or if a steady improvement is already happening at the time of assessment.

    I can confirm my raised toilet seat got me two points, I was asked how I got the aid tho, of which I confirmed was from my OT.  So they do need to decide that you "need" the aid rather than out of choice.
    ty,the raised toilet seat with habdrails was from the ot,alsoa commode,i still use both of these items,i am also waiting to have a shelf seat across the bath and 2 handrais fir support
    i have also been in constant pain since the operation,and have suffered depression and receive medication and therapy,i am at my limit with painkillers and also have 
    af
    nervous disability
    hyperyension
    anxiety
     
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Therapy is only considered if it takes place at your home. If it's an appointment anywhere else then it's not considered.

    The only person that can decide what to do is yourself because no one knows how your conditions affect you. All we can do is advise on the process and the risks involved when reporting a worsening of condition. Good luck what ever you decide.
    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
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