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PIP Regulations For Dentures Under Aids And Appliances

March 2, 2016

John Healy wrote to Disabled People Against Cuts on Facebook a couple of days ago:

PIP regs for Dentures.

aid or appliance-
(a) means any device which improves, provides or replaces claimant’s impaired physical or mental function, and
(b) includes a prosthesis

A common dictionary definition of prosthesis is:-

‘a device either external or implanted, that substitutes for or supplements a missing or defective part of the body’.

Both (a) and (b) meet the PIP regs and it would be up to the DWP to publish a different interpretation. But if they agree it is worth 2 pts towards a PIP Daily living Component award within ‘nutrition & eating’.

Just to add, the DWP might not accept it. So far no one has got 2 pts for this but eventually there will be ‘case law’ on it.

Has to be worth a try, doesn’t it readers!

3 Comments leave one →
  1. March 2, 2016 1:51 pm

    when you say appliances ..i have worn surgical specialist footwear all my life would i have to pay for them if i had pip..

  2. Rob Stobbs permalink
    March 2, 2016 2:43 pm

    HA!!! Bilateral Below Knee Amputee who also has a Full Set of Dentures…. If ONLY I had thought of that at my Assessment!

  3. March 2, 2016 10:22 pm

    Reblogged this on campertess.

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