I have only had a assessment for e.s.a, that came back promptly within 2 weeks i was placed within the support group, I keep thinking should i apply for pip or not??, on one hand i am getting e.s.a benefit so i don't want too seem greedy with all the demonising stigma about people getting benefits, but on the other i can feel myself being less able, i don't want too use the word disabled. because i still can do some things. but other's i cannot.
It isn't that i want more money, i don't, but i may need such things as a blue badge in the future too help me, which i don't think i can get through e.s.a benefit?.and can only get that blue badge through p.i.p??. i have read briefly some of the pip questions, some apply too me some don't.
I no longer cook for myself, i worked in catering, but i rely on my family, i cant put together a meal physically or mentally my mind wanders and i am forgetful. i struggle eating, my e.s.a assessor suggested i use a large spoon. not exactly ideal, i'd feel wary eating out and embarrassed.
I do try getting out, but i don't walk far a few hundred yards at best to the shop and back(too far too qaulify prob), or go too town very often, i feel uncomfortable being out even in familiar places, i used too love fishing, i still try so i can say too myself i can do something, but i no am longer able too sit there all day as i used too after a couple of hours i feel out of energy doing nothing so i pack up and go home, my ability too tie knots with tremor ,my skills and ability have gone.
Not sure if any of that applies too pip assessment, or if should i wait until i'm less able.