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TOPIC: Using Public Transport

Using Public Transport 4 months 2 weeks ago #223738

Gordon,i'd be grateful if you could clarity something for me.

I'm housebound most of the time and on the rare occasions i go out i usually need to be taken by cab and need to have someone with me if i'm going somewhere i'm not familiar with.However on good days i have on occasion been able to use a bus for a short journey i'm familiar with provided it's almost empty.It's impossible for me to use public transport at any time when it's crowded even on good days.

Will the fact i'm able to use a bus, albeit extremely rarely, go against me when i'm being assessed for PIP ?

Thanks.

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Using Public Transport 4 months 2 weeks ago #223760

Ben

In principle, they should look at what you can do on the majority of days but it would be naive to suggest that it does not have the potential to be taken out of context.

However, I think you need to look at the message you are trying to put to those assessing in the first place, reading your post you include elements from three different Descriptors but by doing so may not score for any of them.

At the very least you need to decide whether you are unable to undertake a journey or you cannot follow a route to a destination. These two tasks are mutually exclusive of each other and arguing for one will defeat your ability to meet the other.

Gordon
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Using Public Transport 4 months 2 weeks ago #223773

Thanks for the reply.

At present i get DLA Mobility on account of needing someone with me in unfamiliar places.But on the overwhelming majority of days i can't leave my home to undertake any form of journey.So therefore when i'm assessed for PIP it's the latter rather than the former that will count most.ie If i can't leave my home on most days it'll automatically cancel my ability to undertake the other descriptors.Hope i've got that rights.

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Using Public Transport 4 months 2 weeks ago #223779

Ben

If you cannot leave your home then it is the former that applies and not the latter!

Gordon

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Using Public Transport 4 months 2 weeks ago #223783

Sorry i'm confused Gordon.

If i can't leave my home on the majority of days then isn't it that PIP descriptor that applies most to me.rather than the fact i always need someone with me on the very rare occasions i go to an unfamiliar area.?

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Using Public Transport 4 months 2 weeks ago #223793

Ben wrote: Sorry i'm confused Gordon.

If i can't leave my home on the majority of days then isn't it that PIP descriptor that applies most to me.rather than the fact i always need someone with me on the very rare occasions i go to an unfamiliar area.?


I'm not disagreeing with you :) but in your previous post you said that the "latter" applied which was following a route and not unable to undertake a journey.

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