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TOPIC: PIP PA3 Form Help Please

PIP PA3 Form Help Please 6 months 20 hours ago #236394

Going through the transfer from DLA to PIP. Was high care, low mobility DLA
Diagnosed Agoraphobia, Panic Disorder and Bipolar
I have just received the PA3 Assessment and after adding up the points my income will now be significantly reduced to low rates on both care and mobility. This will result in me loosing my home.
I scored 10 points for Mobility 11e Cannot undertake any journey because of OPD.
I only scored 11 points for Care on PA3
Please could you help as i dont understand Activity 9 (Engaging with others face to face) and am not sure what my correct award should be.
PA3 form says b. Needs prompting to engage with other people.
I am not sure if it could be c or d.
My consultant has given care plans stating that just to attend appointments with him i need to take additional quetiapine and diazepam. I have to take 500mg Quetiapine a day and 15mg diazepam so heavily sedated just to meet someone i am familiar with.
What is Social Support?

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PIP PA3 Form Help Please 6 months 8 hours ago #236421

Hi (0-0)

“Social support” means support from a person trained or experienced in assisting people to engage in social situations.

So you can only score for c if you show that you would need a trained person with you to engage with other people in a social situation.

Because you have been awarded 10 points for Mobility - because of OPD, you may be able to argue in your appeal that you also suffer OPD when engaging with other people. You would have to describe what happens when you try and use any evidence you have from any professionals.

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