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PIP assessment

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ninathenana Thu 07-Jan-16 12:52:45

Should this be under health ??
I've just returned from taking DS to his meeting regarding receiving PIP due to his autism, which doesn't affect his mobility at all but a lot of claimants do have physical disabilities as we know.
There is no blue badge parking next to or near the building (we parked 5 min walk away) and the corridor is narrow and you would not bs able to turn a wheelchair or get it through the doorway.
Which bright spark chose that building .

GillT57 Thu 07-Jan-16 13:36:51

The same bright spark that put double doors on our GP surgery so when you come in with a wheelchair or a pushchair you have to lean in and unbolt the other half of it.

ninathenana Thu 07-Jan-16 13:44:50


kittylester Thu 07-Jan-16 15:23:41

I recently took DS for his and he does have some mobility problems in that he can't walk far. His assessment was in a pedestrianised road confused. Luckily he was able to get out of the car not too far away and walk with his stick, but for him to do that I had to stop in a 'No Loading' area and hope I didn't get a ticket. As it is he could manage the distance but a couple of years ago it would have been impossible without his wheelchair.

rosesarered Thu 07-Jan-16 16:11:39

If you have a blue badge you can park on double yellow lines.

kittylester Thu 07-Jan-16 16:14:45

Not in loading areas roses.

rosesarered Thu 07-Jan-16 16:22:25

Oh rats! I had better stop doing it then.?

apricot Fri 08-Jan-16 20:29:44

My autistic granddaughter got a PIP award to help give her some independence. I don't think she had to be assessed in person, they provided evidence from all the relevant people.
It's made a huge difference, allowing her to learn to drive and get to further education college. She can't cope with crowds or buses (or hundreds of other situations)

ninathenana Fri 08-Jan-16 20:33:31

They seem to pick random people to call to a meeting in my opinion.
I was more concerned about their choice of venue.