I have been grappling with the dreaded PIP forms as Peter is being moved from DLA to PIP. They seem pretty unfair to me and the 20 metre rule for qualifying for enhanced mobility and therefore a Motability car is simply wrong!!
Anywhoooooooooo. I digress but feel better for venting my frustration with a system that assumes that all disability benefit claimants are frauds until they can prove otherwise.
The real reason I am posting is that I discovered a really helpful site that is a HUGE help when completing the forms. It guides you towards getting the best result and helps you include the things that the adjudicators are looking for so you get the most points you can. It explains the legal definitions and the members PIP guide talks you through each question and suggests things you should include that you may not have thought of. So good. I thought it might be useful to others too. Lots of free info but if you need specific help or help with appeals it pays to join (£19.95 a year).
Now if someone would only post a similarly helpful link for the US. It seems our insurance system is constructed to prevent common citizens from finding out the benchmarks required for receiving specific services. The US system reminds me of the classic comedy movie, The Pink Panther, in which Peter Sellers has ordered his male house servant to keep him ever vigilant and on his toes by perpetrating surprise attacks. We just never know when our insurance system will "pop out" and surprise us with cancelled services, etc.
If anyone from the UK has been through this process and has any input/advice, I would be very grateful to hear about it. Especially if it is positive. I've heard some real horror stories. We don't want to fib - seems morally and probably tactically wrong too as I am sure we would be found out at the face to face assessment. But equally I want to present the full (and very variable) picture.