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Could I put a photo in of the aid that I use to help with my problems?

jinnty Member Posts: 52 Courageous
edited December 2021 in PIP, DLA, and AA
Hello, I hope this post finds you all safe and well as can be. I fully understand that PIP, goes by how my condition effects me from day to day. But, I was wondering if I could put a photo in of the aid that I use in order to help with my problems. I have a hair wash brush type of thing, because I can’t use my right arm properly. And a couple of other things that I have to use, in order to help myself. I was wondering if when I say, I’m unable to use my right arm properly, I try to use this, and tell them what it is, and show them a photo? I’m not talking about A4 size, just a small passport size photo, in order to show as well as tell them. Thank you for taking the time to read this. Take care and stay safe. 


  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 28,533 Disability Gamechanger
    Personally, i wouldn't put a photo in because it doesn't mean anything. It could be a photo of some else's "aid." You're much better off sticking to the anecdotal evidence.. a couple of real world examples of what happened the last time you attempted that activity for each descriptor that applies to you. Include information such as where you were, what exactly happened, did anyone see it and what the consequences were.
  • Libby_Alumni
    Libby_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 1,254 Pioneering
    Hi @jinnty :)

    I hope you're okay and thank you for your comment. 

    It's really great that you've considered various different methods to demonstrate how your condition effects you on a day-to-day basis. A photo is a good idea, however, as @poppy123456 explained, I think you are better off with sticking to anecdotal evidence and within that, you can explain about the hair wash brush that you have to use due to your condition. That is a good example of an adaptation aid that you have in place, to help manage your condition.

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  • mikehughescq
    mikehughescq Posts: 8,847 Connected
    There is a space in the PIP 2f for you to detail any aids or appliances used. Every question asks you this and leaves you since to explain what you use, why and to give examples of when you use it. Completing that properly will be 100x more effective than any photo.

  • jinnty
    jinnty Member Posts: 52 Courageous
    @Libby_Scope @mikehughescq
    Thank you both for your reply, I will do that. I thought that might be the case, but I just wanted to make sure that I do the proper thing. Thank you again for all your advice. Take care and stay safe. 
  • Ross_Scope
    Ross_Scope Posts: 6,741

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    Hi @Jinty, I am glad you found the replies from other members helpful, good luck with the claim and please update us on how it goes :) 
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