I was awarded DlA higher mobility and like everyone I will have to qualify for PIP .
Which lead me to think, how do I prove that I cant walk more than 20m and for that matter how do they prove that I can ??
I understand the criteria is that you can walk 20m in less than half of normal walking speed and you do not need to stop etc. But who measures and times this ?
If they do measure and time it , what sort of surface and gradient is it.
lastly are different times of the day taken into consideration ? I.E.when I first get up I can hardly walk at all but after a couple of hours I can shuffle maybe up to 50m. If I travel over 1 hour in a car or sit down for more than an hour, walking is more slow for a while.
My best time is late at night at the end of a cool day. Then I can quite comfortably do 20m, the worst is a hot day when Ive just got up and can walk zero meters.
All of the above I cant actually prove unless someone were to actually witness me getting out of bed.
So the question is does anyone know how they measure your ability to walk on a P.I.P. interogation ??