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TOPIC: Help needed during the night, does it not count an

Help needed during the night, does it not count an 1 week 13 hours ago #239954

Trying to clarify things in DM report. She says she cannot award points for help needed to get out of bed. I was in receipt of high care because I seize up if immobile and because of irritable bladder my poor hb has to heave me out of bed and to the loo several times a night. I assume this is what she is referring to as mentioned in days diary sent with pip. Oh also that she cannot give points because I cannot use public transport, I can't but do not understand why she specifically picked it out to mention.
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Help needed during the night, does it not count an 1 week 10 hours ago #239976

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DLA considered whether a claimant had care needs during the day, the night or both, PIP with some limited exceptions takes no account of the time of day it is orientated on the actual activities and tasks defined in the PIP Descriptors.

Is it possible that you did not describe your problems getting out of bed in order to use the toilet in a way that linked them to the Managing Toilets needs activity?

Did you score for the Moving Around activity? If you did not or only scored for walking and not for standing then this may also suggest a reason.

Although the DWP guidance includes a requirement for Public Transport the actual Descriptors make no mention of it and we regularly see claimants receive the comment that you mention.

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Help needed during the night, does it not count an 6 days 12 hours ago #240016

We ticked sometimes and told them about aids which enabled me to not need help during the day and added that due to periods immobile causes me to seize up so needed to stretch for 15-20 minutes, so in the night hb has to help me out of bed and to the toilet anywhere from twice to 8 times holds the record. I swear he sleep walks it now :blush: DM gave me points for needing aids but not for needing help. Okay thanks again.
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Help needed during the night, does it not count an 6 days 11 hours ago #240022

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This may be due to your not needing help all of the time. DLA considered the majority of the time for PIP it is the majority of days, whilst a claimant can be considered as being unable to complete an activity for the whole day if they are unable to complete it for part of the day, the DM may have looked at what you have said and decided that this does not apply to your circumstances.

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