It says you can be employed and still get PIP. As someone who is concerned I may have difficulty working full time as I struggle with part time, it seems like a great benefit that would help with financial security for when I eventually get my own house. It would essentially make up for the hours I wouldn't be able to work.
However, it then proceeds to talk about difficulty with basic needs like washing and cooking. I don't understand how they expect people to be both employed and be unable to do those tasks? Can anyone enlighten me?
Do you have to be extremely nitpicky? Like I sometimes have difficult with opening a can or carrying heavy pots because of my joints, but is that what they're looking for?
I'm considering applying but I'm too nervous about the assessment, especially as a young, healthy looking woman that uses no aids to walk (unless compression socks are aids?). I've heard so many horror stories about it taking a long time, needing to appeal and mean assessors. I often overlook any difficulties I have and don't focus on them enough to recall them. I was so nervous even for my DSA assessment!
I have hEDS and Fibromyalgia and my symptoms for the most part are very invisible
I don’t know what to expect and how I’m gonna be able to prove my disability to these people when it took me 24 years to be diagnosed, I’m scared they will take one look at me and see a seemingly ‘no ‘ looking 24 year old 😩
It’s on Monday and after weeks of needing my crutches/not being able to walk due to a hip partial dislocation so unless my current leg pain gets worse I won’t even be using my waking aids (besides being taped together with sports tape nearly everywhere)