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MI 05-05-17 08:14 AM

PIP assessment
 
Hi

I am new to the HDA message board. My wife was diagnosed with HD a couple of years ago (age 38) and after a while trying to convince her that we should apply for PIP (and blue badge etc) we sent the form off a few weeks ago and she now has a assessment next week. Her anxiety levels are high anyway and this will obviously make it 100 times worse.
Can anyone advise what sort of questions they will ask, is it very formal?? I'll struggle to reassure my wife that its all ok but would like to know myself what to expect.
Thanks

Allan 05-05-17 10:39 AM

Re: PIP assessment
 
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I'm in a bit of a rush - but have a read through this thread for some of your answers: [URL="http://hdmessageboard.com/showthread.php?p=56687&highlight=atos#post56687"][COLOR="Blue"][U]http://hdmessageboard.com/showthread.php?p=56687&highlight=atos#post56687[/U][/COLOR][/URL]

I'm sure other members will respond soon.

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MI 05-05-17 01:42 PM

Re: PIP assessment
 
Thanks Allan, very helpful

elessi 16-05-17 08:36 PM

Re: PIP assessment
 
hubby got his diagnosis 2 years ago and symptomatic last year. he get pip, no assessment as we sent the latest clinck reports that were not very good. have had an esa assessment which is similar and that went well. they ask how you manage cooking, cleaning washing, how you travel etc. they look at info from doctor and specialists as well. good luck

MI 19-11-17 04:09 PM

Re: PIP assessment
 
hi thanks for the help. Just to let you know that my wife did get awarded PIP however just been refused blue badge....going to appeal. The form seemed to concentrate on whether she can walk 250 yards or not. Well she can, very slowly and with poor balance. And that seems to be the sole criteria. The fact that she struggles to get out of the car, I have to park so close to the cars on my side so she can get out or leave her somewhere whilst I try and find a parking spot.:mad:

Trish 20-11-17 07:32 PM

Re: PIP assessment
 
[QUOTE=MI;65538]hi thanks for the help. Just to let you know that my wife did get awarded PIP however just been refused blue badge....going to appeal. The form seemed to concentrate on whether she can walk 250 yards or not. Well she can, very slowly and with poor balance. And that seems to be the sole criteria. The fact that she struggles to get out of the car, I have to park so close to the cars on my side so she can get out or leave her somewhere whilst I try and find a parking spot.:mad:[/QUOTE]

Hi MI

Good news about the PIP but such a pain they are not looking beyond the standard criteria re' Blue Badge. Defo worth appealing the decision.

The Citizen's Advice website has a section re' Blue Badges. See [url=https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/benefits/sick-or-disabled-people-and-carers/help-for-disabled-travellers1/blue-badge-scheme/if-youve-been-refused-a-blue-badge/] HERE[/url]. They suggest it is worth asking for help by going in to your local CAB who can help with wording from the sounds of it.

As you say... You are being forced to leave your wife vulnerable. Not just the physical elements there but psychologically she must be stressed and scared when you need to leave her and drive off. :eek:

banda 21-11-17 09:42 AM

Re: PIP assessment
 
While I was pleased we didnt have an assessment when it came to PIP it was definitely a positive for the blue badge. On pure mobility my hubby didn't qualify but the assessor went for a walk with him and quickly realised the issues. Ask for an assessment if you can.

MI 21-11-17 02:37 PM

Re: PIP assessment
 
[QUOTE=banda;65547]While I was pleased we didnt have an assessment when it came to PIP it was definitely a positive for the blue badge. On pure mobility my hubby didn't qualify but the assessor went for a walk with him and quickly realised the issues. Ask for an assessment if you can.[/QUOTE]

Thank you both, I'll contact them asap.


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