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TOPIC: DLA-PIP Going out question

DLA-PIP Going out question 7 months 1 week ago #216171

The question Going Out was also on the ESA form I filled in in 2013, and says in 2 separate descriptors "is unable to get to a specified place that is familiar/unfamiliar without being accompanied by another person".
So are the answers to these descriptors the same as the ones on the pip going out question "cannot follow the route of an unfamiliar/familiar route without anothe person......."
I know planning comes into the pip one too and i would need to explai why i cannot plan a route but if I am looking at (f) can I use my answers from the esa form?

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DLA-PIP Going out question 7 months 1 week ago #216190


There is some equivalence but not enough that scoring for the ESA Descriptors will mean that you would score for the PIP ones,

First, planning a route is a separate Descriptor, PIP does not require a claimant to have planned the route that they are being asked to follow.

The PIP criteria consider sensory, cognitive and mental health issues that prevent a claimant from reliably Following a Route on the majority of days. ESA only considers the last two conditions and looks at reliability and time differently.

Lastly and most importantly, PIP is specifically concerned about the following of the route, it's navigation and what prevents a claimant from doing this. ESA considers a broader range of problems, for example; someone with Agoraphobia would score for ESA but would not do so for PIP.


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