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TOPIC: Just received PIP Award Review form (a year early)

Just received PIP Award Review form (a year early) 5 months 2 weeks ago #223797

On my initial assessment I said that I go out 2/3 times a week as I am not well enough to manage any more. I have OCD and fibromyalgia. However, my trigger is much more common these days and so I have been going out less as I cannot cope with all the rituals and anxiety involved.

If I put that I go out less, say 1/2 times a week, will that go against me or in my favour? Will they say that if I am going out less I don't need so much money? When in fact going out twice costs more than 3 times, these days, because I come across my triggers more and need to throw my clothes away when I feel contaminated.

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Just received PIP Award Review form (a year early) 5 months 2 weeks ago #223811

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It should be of assistance as it indicates that your limitations have increased but you do need to explain why there has been a change and how it manifests itself now.

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Just received PIP Award Review form (a year early) 5 months 2 weeks ago #223825

OK thanks. The OCD triggers are connected with building work and in my area that and demolition are so rife I just get caught every time I go out. It costs me a fortune,throwing away contaminated clothes when I go near such places! So I have just given up on going out and just do so when essential.

I'm just worried they might think I am not trying. I get the highest rate now, so I guess I don't need to say that things are worse. I could just say everything is the same?

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Just received PIP Award Review form (a year early) 5 months 2 weeks ago #223910

Actually, I only go out about once a fortnight now. If I tell them that, will they say I don't go out enough to warrant mobility element?

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Just received PIP Award Review form (a year early) 5 months 2 weeks ago #223912

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mosala wrote: Actually, I only go out about once a fortnight now. If I tell them that, will they say I don't go out enough to warrant mobility element?


PIP doesn't work like that but if you cannot undertake a journey then you are limiting yourself to meeting Descriptor (e) of the Going Out activity and you will need to score for Moving Around as well in order to receive an Enhanced award.

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Just received PIP Award Review form (a year early) 5 months 2 weeks ago #223922

I got e for my OCD

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