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Just received PIP form 5 months 3 weeks ago #236190

Just received PIP form to fill and joined here. Feeling overwhelmed with all the guide's and information.

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Just received PIP form 5 months 3 weeks ago #236194

Hi Linda

Welcome to the forum, you might want to have a look at the following FAQ which explains where everything is

Welcome to Benefits and Work

You're are not alone in feeling overwhelmed when you are faced with the form and a large guide. It feels scary, but you can do it. Tackle one question at a time. Read the question, have a look at the guide and I suggest making notes first before you fill in the form.


There are three things you need to think about.

Think about breaking the activity down into smaller components where you can identify problems that you would have.

So for Preparing Food; you can break it down into preparing the food and cooking it, you can break preparing the food down into; selecting the right food, checking that it is still good to use, washing it, peeling and cutting as necessary.

Then think of the problems that you have and map them onto the activities, so physical problems might mean that have problems with peeling and cutting, mental health problems might mean that you don't actually get the food out in the first place, cognitive problems might mean that you do not select appropriate food or check that it is still in date.

For each combination explain why you are affected, how and whether help from an aid of a person would allow you to complete the activity, there is a formula in the guide for each activity of the things to include.

Lastly, when you are thinking about each activity, consider whether the problem you have would impact on your ability to do another activity. So physical problems with preparing food may also mean you have problems with washing and dressing, mental health problems may also impact on these activities and cognitive problems may mean that you need help with money.

Come back and ask if you have any questions along the way.


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