Written evidence from Anonymous (HAB0110)

 

Today someone told me their daughter had received a PIP assessment form and immediately I became really depressed.

 Sixty years ago,I was born with severe cerebral palsy and things will never improve for me. 

 As soon as I hear the word PIP I get into a state, because I know my disability will never get better so why should I have to keep completing forms in. This in itself is traumatic and the interviews are the same.I find it difficult to keep answering the questions.

One of which was Why can't you use a kettle?

Isn't it obvious if I tried to use a kettle and pour boiling water into a cup (because of shaking) I would scold myself. And it is not nice having to go into detail about personal care needs.

 

January 2022