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TOPIC: Moving around (walking) question in pip assesment

Moving around (walking) question in pip assesment 1 month 2 days ago #238868

Hi
I am applaying for pip. I learned from your guide that the mobility of someone is assesed intermes of how many metters he can walk (less than 20meter or more etc) .i heard from some people that you can be asked also how many minutes you walk or how many minuties will take you to walk say 20metere ,30 metters etc. Is it agood or bad to explain it interms of minutes. Is thete a criteria in this regard (walking interms of minutie) .can they asses you bssed on how many minutes you walk?

Thanks in advance

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Moving around (walking) question in pip assesment 1 month 2 days ago #238872

Jonathan

Yes, they can calculate distance from the time you say you can walk, they will estimate your walking speed from their observations of you at the assessment.

I would time yourself walking over set distances, if you have to stop during the walk then this time should be included in the total, I would note the time you are stationary.

Gordon

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Moving around (walking) question in pip assesment 1 month 2 days ago #238881

Yes, do be careful of this, it's a trick question - and one which has seriously harmed my caree's chances of getting PIP because she had no idea, tossed out something at random, then realised it was far too long and divided it by 3, but only the first answer has been recorded, and her correction hasn't been believed anywhere down the line. I think it's probably better, if asked, to say "I don't know, I've never timed it" rather than risk a guess. Anyway, it's quite improper to assume that if someone says they can walk for say 2 minutes, that they can cover x metres in that time - pain, fatigue and all sorts might get in the way.

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Moving around (walking) question in pip assesment 1 month 2 days ago #238882

(Also, bear in mind that "moving around" in this context means outside, on a paved surface or similar, according to the DWP's own rules. It's not wandering around inside your home. There can be a huge difference between the two)

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