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Pip assessment

Hi everyone...tomorrow I have my pip assessment and I'm dreading it! My arthritis isn't bad at the moment that's the worst thing.when I'm told to walk up be able to do so normally! My small joints are painful though.my hands etc.i just keep thinking I won't get it anymore.i have been receiving it for a year or so now.anybody understand?

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Hi do not trust them .a lot are ok and a good few are not .tomorrow will be your worse day just keep thinking of your worse day that will be tomorrow .and answer questions as if it is your worse day. I would not even wash the morn .mind your paceing when walking slow to reduce your pain and to help your pain at night?.and tell them about your care etc .do not say the word sometimes .if you cannot do something majority of time that means you cannot do it.they watch you in waiting room and look at you to see if your in pain etc .good luck hope it goes ok

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So it's not like you answer the question with a lie, but think about whether you can do a task - Reliably, Safely and Repeatedly. If they ask you about moving around remember that it's "sometimes" "always" "often" never give yes or no answer, or one word answers that allow them them to tick a box. always explain oneself and the answers. Also of you don't understand a question fully ask them to repeat it, or expand on it, this gives you more time to think of your answer.

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This is a good site to check your answers to a pip medical assessment, gives you feedback on all the major groups of topics etc. You can understand what they're actually asking. When you're in the assessment don't do anything they ask you that will cause pain, don't just refuse but explain why you are unable to carry it out. West clothes that aren't complex to fasten, wear loose clothes without many buttons or scarves or shoes with loads of buttons. They will monitor how you sit down, how comfortable you are on the seat, how you pick up your handbag or coat, if you fidget or look in pain or uncomfortable. They'll ask how you got to the assessment and claim this indicates your ability to do other tasks. Turning a wheel might be construed as bring able to cook a meal (hold and twist things etc)

I would always try and record the assessment, and ask permission to do so, if you can get someone to come along to corroborate what you say later at appeal is also good.

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Think I was guilty of giving one word answers to some questions when I was reassessed last November. Even though my allowance was increased from standard to enhanced, I still don't think I did myself any favours by not elaborating enough, and it could have been a different story if my condition was more borderline.

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I was almost too honest with my replies at my PIP assessment. I told it like it was -good at the moment but with bad days from time to time. I told them that I walk and cycle to work. I think they have a trained eye and know when people are exaggerating. My Pip was awarded at three times the rate my DLA used to be.

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Good to here some good news for a change .so many people getting zero points the now ?.

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Im still on dla dreading it .i done the link Slightly_ginger gave says I could get enchanched rates like yourself .I'll just wait .glad your claim worked out

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When had mine I was honest for my own good and got a man who also said had arthritis and I got turned down even my nurse was shocked bloke even told me probably not get it as most not nowadays good luck hope you do get yours.Im lot worse now ppl say I should try again but guess worried will get turned down again but hey ho that’s life

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Try again change of circumstances .and put more detail on forms etc on every question nothingto lose 🤞

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Yeah it’s being over a year and lot has changed since then.you guys have got me thinking

Thanks ajay 🙂

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Just go for in once you get forms gives a shout.have a nose at Google pip self test benefit for work comes up try it .you do not give name and it is not binding but gives you an idea about points and if they think you fit criteria .go on ha

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I did the test and it says I should get it but will ring them Monday..

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Good luck.

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Hi, what is a PIP assessment ?

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It is if you have mobility problems or need help or care ete .(benefits)

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Ah, okay thank you.

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I done pip assessment in Aug was awful in tears she would believe I'm visually impaired. Got low rate care 9 points .My hubby was so disappointed he asked my eye consultant was my vision bad she said I would not be on register if it wasn't. Don't trust them Amy

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Hi. I had a similarly positive experience to one of the ones above. I was honest with the assessor about good and bad days and felt that she was genuinely enquiring about what I can do and although she had no influence on whether it was awarded it was successful and it was over double the DLA - which is a massive help to get all the things done that I just can't do. I hope it goes well for you too. Like others have said they do want to know what you're like on your worst days and hopefully have an understanding that the disease has good and bad days. Good luck.

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With the face to face assignment I don’t do the physical part I say no sorry I could be sore afterwards from doing this, I’m happy enough for my consultant to do it instead and send a report because she will know more about my joints and where hurts the most” which is true it’s like anything holding my arms up high for long period might be okay then but I’ll pay for it later on. Just an idea I gotten most esa from doing this, I have to apply for pip now though nightmare hate forms so much.

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Thanks to all of you who replied to my message.you all understood and thought just like myself.i really do hope I passed the test and carry on getting the pip

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Hi guys! I went for my pip test with a nasty miserable assessor and I got my letter today... I'll carry on getting my pip!wonderful post to be opening in the morning!

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