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Hi I know this might seem stupid,I am filling a form in and it asks,are you registered disabled. Am I?

Wish I didn't have to do this my brain won't work today. Does getting pip mean you're registered disabled.


Trace x

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Councils used to have what they called a Disability Register and you would be given a card with your name and a number which could act as proof that you were disabled and it could be useful for things like concessions. When the Disability Act came in many councils abandoned that and you were clased as disabled if:-

You’re disabled under the Equality Act 2010 if you have a physical or mental impairment that has a ‘substantial’ and ‘long-term’ negative effect on your ability to do normal daily activities.

Anyone on any disability benefit such as DLA, PIP etc would automatically be classed as disabled but also someone with something like Epilepsy even though that person with the illness well controlled could be working full time.

Hope this helps you/ Out of interest what form are you filling in?

milo4 in reply to rosewine

Insurance form

That's helpful I was asked the other day also by one of my friends. And I said no,she said your claiming pip and got 10 points for mobility, u must be.

Don't like thinking I am at 50.then I have a day like today can't hardly move,and just want some sleep lol.

Thanks once again


I am from USA but I think yes .

I am registered disabled all you need for the blue badge is to be qualify for the enhanced rate of mobility on PiP

milo4 in reply to msBrightside

Thank you I am on pip enhanced for daily living and standard for mobility. Don't really get that because it says I can stand and then move with an aid or appliance more than 20 meters but no more than 50 metres. And then in the planning and following journey it says I can plan and follow a route unaided.

What I don't get is if I can't walk unaided how can i plan and follow a route unaided. Is it just me or does that sound wrong.


rosewine in reply to milo4

Hi Trace

The terminology is so oblique you sometimes feel you have to be Einstein to get their meaning. What they mean is that if you need to get from A to B you would be able to plan your journey, e.g. find out what bus you needed to get there, find out what times the bus ran. The unaided which is the bit that throws people is not about actual having someone with you it is about you being about you being able to plan the actual journey without asking someone else to do it for you. Why they can't make these things more clear I don't know I sometimes think they want us to misunderstand them so we don't get the correct evidence to support our claim.

Hope this has helped. I wish that they had left the old rules that applied to DLA as I think that system was much fairer for the majority of people.x

Lesley61 in reply to rosewine

If never been able to follow any rote would not know where to get a buss or times or go any where on my own x

Lesley61 in reply to milo4

That's wot they put for me but I could not be bothered going back to them with it I got standard for it too did not get it x

Thank you so much now I get it, me being a bit stupid lol.

Yes I do to I was on DLA. Thanks for taking the time to explain.

Trace x

Ii see that you have been given your answer so I will genuinely and sincerely wish you all the best of luck.

All my hopes and dreams for you


milo4 in reply to TheAuthor

Yes thanks Ken,rosewine ans it so I understood it that's why I love this site there is so many people to help. Oh and your garden looks lovely wish mine looked so good, since I have been ill can't do it anymore😢


I managed to get the enhanced rate of the mobility Componant for PIP on distance alone, albeit after a Mandatory Reconsideration. I had provided evidence about needing support for planning a journey but it was not accepted. The feedback that the DWP gave to me was that one requires support to make a journey and if it was not there then one would experience overwhelming psychological distress that would prevent the journey from occurring.

I hope that this information is of use.

Best regards,


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