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Pip assessment

Recently had an assessment at home and didn't recive any points for loss of hearing and tintinus. This was diagnosed  at my local nhs hospital and states tinnitus in both ears and 30% earing loss. Should this score points on pip descriptor. 


  • Gwendoline1Gwendoline1 Posts: 187Member Chatterbox
    Hiya pigeon55,
    Good morning, I’m not one of the experienced/ knowledgeable people on here, but what I will say and all these people I’ve just mentioned will also say,it’s not your illness/ condition/ disability that they award points for.
    You are awarded points for how the illness/condition/ disability affects you in your daily life.
    Im sure that at least one of the experienced people will give you some valuable advise and explain in more detail to what I’ve said and to help you if you go for an MR.
    Good luck and I hope I’ve helped a little to understand the process.😀😀😀
  • Gwendoline1Gwendoline1 Posts: 187Member Chatterbox
    Also pigeon maybe you should have posted it as a heading containing pip assessment. 
  • Gwendoline1Gwendoline1 Posts: 187Member Chatterbox
    Sorry pigeon how silly I am, I can see you just have hahaha I was looking at ask an audiologist. Sorry again haha 😀😀😀
  • Ami2301Ami2301 Posts: 4,724Member, Community champion Brian Blessed
    Hi @pigeon55 ;

    @Gwendoline1 is absolutely spot on :)
    You're a fighter. Look at everything you've overcome. Don't give up now!
  • pigeon55pigeon55 Posts: 85Member Whisperer
    Thanks for the comments.  I was prescribe the 2 hearing aids because with out them I struggle  to hear conversations with other people. And my tintinus affects my ability to concentrate at my interview at my local cab office I was told in his opinion I should recive 2pts. Was just looking for opinions to see if he was correct. Not that I doubt his opinion. 
  • Gwendoline1Gwendoline1 Posts: 187Member Chatterbox
    Hiya pigeon55, 
    You need to look at the bigger picture/ out of the box.
    What the more experienced people on here will say is look at scenarios that affects you in your daily life.
    Im really not the right person to give you advice.
    I hope poppy123456 reads your post, she’s really good at giving strong, structured, honest advice. There are also a number of others on here who’ll equally give brilliant advice too.
    Good luck. 😀😀😀
  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Posts: 3,278Member - under moderation Brian Blessed
    Hearing loss might score you points in a number of areas for daily living and mobility but it depends on the extent to which it restricts your ability to perform those activities. 

    Struggling to concentrate or to hear other conversations is ball park but doesn’t really tell us much. I have tinnitus but better hearing than you. I struggle to hear any conversation where there’s a crowd; some level of background noise; more than one person talking or someone not facing towards me. That would still score me nil points on DL 7 or 9. 
  • pigeon55pigeon55 Posts: 85Member Whisperer
    I've worked all my life. Never asked or been given anything. The rules the  dwp set out  rain washed me has I've never had to do this before. So I took advice from. This foram and saw my cab office after my assessment they saw the response of the assement and pointed out that they should have awarded points. Find your reply opposit  to the cab advice.
  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Posts: 3,278Member - under moderation Brian Blessed
    Sorry, I’m not quite sure what you’re saying there. 
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