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Pip 20 meter walking

samahirasamahira Posts: 20Member Listener
Hi

Can anyone tell me what is the average time for walking 20 meters by a normal person and how long will a person with disability would take to walk the same distance.

thanks

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  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Posts: 5,250Community champion Disability Gamechanger
    samahira said:
    Hi

    Can anyone tell me what is the average time for walking 20 meters by a normal person and how long will a person with disability would take to walk the same distance.

    thanks

    The scale normally used is

    Fast walking    60- 90   metre per minute
    slow walking   45 - 60  metre per minute
    very slow        up to 45 metre per minute

    ergo  for mobility consider < 30 seconds for 20 metres
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • samahirasamahira Posts: 20Member Listener
    Thanks
    anyone has experience answering the walking distance and time question

    will appreciate any tips 
  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Posts: 5,250Community champion Disability Gamechanger
    This was something assessors and tribunals were doing which is not in line with the descriptors. By asking how long can you walk for, with a little persuasion, most people would answer 1 or 2 minutes.This does not sound very much at all but the descriptor asks for the distance " How far can you walk " . When applied to the above scale even 1 minute could put you in descriptor b  the 50 -200 metre distance, and therefore only 4 points. The translation from time to distance is then a matter of opinion and as we all know claimants over/under state their ability

    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • samahirasamahira Posts: 20Member Listener
    Also any holiday relating questions faced by anyone
    please let me know kind of questions they may ask
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Posts: 15,008Community champion Disability Gamechanger
    samahira said:
    Also any holiday relating questions faced by anyone
    please let me know kind of questions they may ask
    What do you mean holiday related questions?
  • Adam_ScopeAdam_Scope Posts: 164Member Pioneering
    Hi @samahira, tell us a bit more, what holiday related questions?
  • samahirasamahira Posts: 20Member Listener
    I went on a religious trip for 12 Days two years ago  With my family but not on a holiday for the last 13 years because of my health 
    My medical record states that. 
    Pip requsted my medical record and will see that
    what kind of questions can they ask
  • samahirasamahira Posts: 20Member Listener
    I was awarded pip standard for both last April but my representative is convinced I should get higher for both as I used to because they helped me with my application from the beginning and know my circumstances well. So I appealed and date given for hearing once but called off as they wanted more medical evidence. I am now given another date and I am worried sick. 
  • cristobalcristobal Posts: 781Member Pioneering
    @smahira - you may be overthinking this and it seems to me that you're not as convinced about your entitlement to a higher award as your representative is. I apologise if I have misunderstood your post.

    In any event,If you're asked about holidays then just tell the truth, as you've written above. 
  • samahirasamahira Posts: 20Member Listener
    Thank you for responding so quickly. I am convinced and I believe I should get higher award. But it’s being almost a year. I have physical as well as mental problems and this is making me even unwell. 
    Thanks again I will let you know the outcome. 
  • samahirasamahira Posts: 20Member Listener
    Hi
    thank you to everyone who supported me. I had my hearing today. I was awarded enhanced for both mobility and daily by the appeal panels. 
  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Posts: 5,250Community champion Disability Gamechanger
    That is great news. You should ring DWP in a few days to make sure they have a copy of the decision. Normally tribunal decisions take 5-8 weeks to put into payment
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • samahirasamahira Posts: 20Member Listener
    Thank you I will contact dwp 
    This site has been great help and support. I wish everyone well. 
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