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TOPIC: PIP - Managing Treatments

PIP - Managing Treatments 2 weeks 7 hours ago #220662

I have a PIP query, if someone can answer it, please.

I have Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, which is the progressive lung disease that causes breathing problems and limits my daily functions, mobility, etc.

I need to do Pulmonary Rehabilitation exercises, but there are no classes in my area. COPD sufferers go to these classes for supervision, prompting or assistance to do these exercises because they are tiring and cause further breathlessness, fatigue, etc

So my doctor has stated in a support letter that I have been advised to do regular home-based therapeutic exercises (of up to 3.5 hours weekly), as part of my Pulmonary Rehabilitation program to try to help my degree of breathlessness and to limit the progression of my COPD.

I already stated on my PIP form that I find the exercises difficult to do as they cause me further breathlessness and discomfort, and I am put off from doing them. So I need motivating to do them at home, ie, prompting, encouragement, etc, to even start them.

However, a PIP assessor has stated in her report that I am able to undertake daily exercises at home, so has given me 0 points for Managing Treatments.

So am I correct that these home-based therapeutic exercises count as fulfilling the need to manage therapy descriptor, as below, and the reasons I have given above show I need prompting to do them? - which should be worth 2 points?

Q5. Managing Treatments

c. Needs supervision, prompting or assistance to be able to manage therapy that takes no more
than 3.5 hours a week

regards

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PIP - Managing Treatments 2 weeks 5 hours ago #220705

littletiki

Providing you can reasonably show that the prompting is required then it should be worth the two points. I assume there is somebody available to provide the prompting?

Gordon
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PIP - Managing Treatments 2 weeks 4 hours ago #220723

Yes, Gordon, a close relative will prompt me when ever I require it. And I genuinely do need it.
Many thanks.
regards

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PIP - Managing Treatments 2 weeks 1 hour ago #220739

littletiki wrote: Yes, Gordon, a close relative will prompt me when ever I require it. And I genuinely do need it.
Many thanks.
regards


Your post suggests that you do not always need the prompting, to score you will need to show that you need the prompting on the majority of days.

Gordon

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PIP - Managing Treatments 1 week 5 days ago #220893

I too have a physical condition and got these points for prompting but was due to mental health, maybe if you have anxiety or depression due to illness you could mention it too as they may be saying you need prompting but could choose to do it. Not that you do, that is just how they think sometimes.

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