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SashaQ

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Re: PIP Criteria and points 2016
« Reply #15 on: August 17, 2016, 02:17:53 PM »
I was thinking about the criteria again last night, and they are quite cunning in places. The descriptor that says you can't do any journey because of distress scores the same as not being able to do unfamiliar journeys, but I vaguely recall that's because 'they' say if you can't go out you don't need money for transport (even though you would need money to  bring things to you instead)...

Also in terms of intrusive thoughts, it is more of a challenge to describe how they have impact on the day to day activities in the descriptors, but that's how it would need to be done. Sad to see how few points are given for supervision and prompting to eat, wash, manage health, but I guess 'they' assume if you need help with one thing you need help with the others too so the points mount up anyway... I can think of counterexamples to that assumption, though, so some people will miss out...

Good to hear some people are getting on ok, though.

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Re: PIP Criteria and points 2016
« Reply #16 on: October 01, 2016, 07:09:28 PM »
Just bumping this up the page again

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Re: PIP Criteria and points 2016
« Reply #17 on: October 03, 2016, 04:42:15 PM »
And yet again they move the goalposts: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/547146/pip-assessment-guide.pdf

In this amazing piece of Department of W@n(ers and Pillocks flannel, you can use aids, like rubber handled cooking pans to cook, but because a "normal" could use these pans as well, they are not classed as aids!

I still want to know why, if you can walk from the "bar" of the House of Commons to the Despatch table, you don't get full mobility.
Tony.

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Re: PIP Criteria and points 2016
« Reply #18 on: January 03, 2017, 11:27:08 AM »
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"I choose not to place "DIS", in my ability." - Robert M. Hensel

A damaging statement, unfortunately, I did hear of one DWP assessor stating 'if you are adamant online (and we checked your facebook site), you are not disabled, then why are you applying for benefits ?'  The deaf were particularly identified because they said they had no disability just a culture.  They were hammered by the DWP who further went on 'You have right of access, you don't pay for it, you have free travel, you have nothing to ask us for..' 300,000 of us got turned down for DLA alone, and now it looks like 89% of PIP claimants will be as well.  'Access' has been our undoing !!  I forsee a time when deaf cannot claim anything, not least because 'communication' and 'socialising' is not defined within the PIP forms and the points system is deliberately designed to identify any positive in your life as a cure.  Quality of life is inadmissible as an issue to the DWP.
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Re: PIP Criteria and points 2016
« Reply #19 on: January 05, 2017, 07:26:03 PM »
 >bighugs<