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PIP renewal 7 months 3 weeks ago #231957

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PIP renewal 7 months 3 weeks ago #231964

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PIP renewal 7 months 3 weeks ago #231972

Thanks Gordon, sorry I did not know.

I think in reality I need more help and things are worse then previous claims.

With following routes what does this mean? is it literally just following routes and problems getting A to B or does it involves when you reach your destination and the support you need when you have got there?

I do experience OPD but I thought this is more or less the same a severe anxiety? and I thought that the Going out descriptor was about mental health? I've scored points on previous assessments for going out as I experience anxiety and distress so I don't understand.
Do you have to actual state the specific words of OPD for it too count?

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The test is just about your following the route it does not cover the support you might need when you get to your destination.

The requirement is that you suffer OPD, describing it as anxiety or even severe anxiety will not meet this requirement. I would always recommend members to use language that is reflective of that used in the Descriptors, as an example; the Preparing Food activity refers to a "simple meal" and I would use this term in my answers.

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PIP renewal 7 months 3 weeks ago #231981

Thanks Gordon.

Do you know what there full definition is of OPD?

does the full exact term of OPD need to be stated? I will need to double check but I'm sure I have given evidence of the 'distress' as well as the anxiety I exeprience but I know I haven't stated the full words of OPD, so does it need to be stated in full?

As I do experience OPD but I have not stated it in full on evidence (just stated distress and anxiety )it is okay to then say it on the MR OPD?

I must say that I've had previous help from welfare advisors and they have not pointed out this to me and I think they are of the understanding that severe anxiety counts, which is worrying but I definitely take your word for it.

Also on my MR the advisor has also mention my CFS on this descriptor, do I need to get this deleted as does it undermine my case for this descriptor? as it is about mental health and not physical. This descriptor seems to be poorly understood for welfare support.

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PIP renewal 7 months 3 weeks ago #231987

I think the DWP are stricter now on what OPD is and what counts/doesn't count - compared to how they used to apply mental health criteria etc.
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