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I’m really scared to apply for pip

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Agnia
Agnia Community member Posts: 924 Connected
I’m really scared to apply for pip 
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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,135 Disability Gamechanger
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    What are you scared of? You can’t be awarded if you don’t apply. 

    Whether you’re entitled will totally depend on how your conditions affect you against the PIP activities. 

    You may want to get some advice from an agency near you to check you can score enough of points needed for an award before you apply. Start here https://advicelocal.uk/welfare-benefits
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • Agnia
    Agnia Community member Posts: 924 Connected
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  • Agnia
    Agnia Community member Posts: 924 Connected
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    @poppy123456 my anxiety is really high 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,135 Disability Gamechanger
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    Have you spoken to your GP about your anxiety? I can't physically help you claim PIP, i can only advise you.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,135 Disability Gamechanger
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    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • Agnia
    Agnia Community member Posts: 924 Connected
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    @poppy123456 thank you  yes i was talking to gp 
  • nasturtium
    nasturtium Community member Posts: 376 Pioneering
    edited January 2023
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    Hello Agnia
    There is nothing to be scared of when you claim PIP. What is the worst that can happen? They can say No but if you complete the PIP2 (How your disability affects you form) correctly and in a detailed way then you increase your chances of getting accepted for PIP. You need to be thruthful and accurate about how your condition affects you completing each PIP activity. You are doing the correct thing and requesting advice Before you make your claim so you have time to get to understand what the different activities are for PIP and what each descriptor means for that activity. You are awarded points for each descriptor that applies to you for each activity that you cannot complete relaibly more than 50% of the time. The word RELIABLY is a very important word in PIP and you can find more information about that here https://pipinfo.net/issues/reliably You can complete the information for the form BEFORE you make the claim then you are not constrained to a set time to complete the form. So you can look on it this way you have got an advantage already because you have set yourself with a goal to get the information compiled and to get to understand what PIP is about before you start your claim.
    To understand on how to fill in the PIP2 form then you can use the advice on the CAB website and it will guide you through each activity on the PIP2 form and what you need to include for each activity. You can use the link here https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/benefits/sick-or-disabled-people-and-carers/pip/help-with-your-claim/fill-in-form-pip/
    It is advised before you start your claim to keep a 7 to 10 day disability (mental health) diary that will show you all of the problems you have each day according to the PIP activities and descriptors. You can get a list of the activities and the descriptors from this site https://pipinfo.net/#activities you can also use the links that Poppy has also posted. You can use your PIP disabiity diary as evidence to show the problems you have with the activities each day. The evidence can be sent in with your PIP2 Form if you think it would support your claim.
    If you have assistance from friends or family then you can ask them to write you a supporting letter to show what help you need and why you need that help. You need need to ask them to put in there supporting letter how then know you, how often each week they see you, how they help you and why they help you. The WHY they help you is the important part because it would backup and support what you have written on your PIP2 form.
    It is also important to understand that PIP is not about the help you get but it is the help you need that is important. So if you need help more than 50% of the time and you do not get help then you need to explain what help you need but do not recieve.
    I hope that this has been of help. Do not feel afraid about claiming PIP. You are trying to help yourself out and that is a good thing.
    Good luck and I hope you take this advice into account and do not be affraid about claiming PIP
    Kind Regards
    Nasturtium
    How to challenge a PIP award that has been reduced at Review https://forum.scope.org.uk/discussion/comment/696285#Comment_696285
  • Agnia
    Agnia Community member Posts: 924 Connected
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  • Agnia
    Agnia Community member Posts: 924 Connected
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    @nasturtium I’m sorry i don’t have assistances   Once one lady came here to clean here and before she made some sandwiches we were eating.  For me is hard to eat on my own   but she she doesn’t want to come again 
  • nasturtium
    nasturtium Community member Posts: 376 Pioneering
    edited January 2023
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    Agnia said:
    @nasturtium I’m sorry i don’t have assistances   Once one lady came here to clean here and before she made some sandwiches we were eating.  For me is hard to eat on my own   but she she doesn’t want to come again 
    Ok so you need to say you do not get assistance but you need help because.......
    You mentioned about a sandwich so that is preparing a meal. That activity consists of making a simple meal from fresh vegetables and a bit of meat. (Not a sandwich) Remeber the word "Reliably"! It consists of four parts. The above links I have posted will detail out what the four parts of "Reliably" consist of. They are very important because you need to do all four parts to be able to successfully complete a activity. So if you cannot complete the activity safely for example then you cannot do that activity and you will score points according to the correct descriptor that applies to you. It is upto you to show in detail why you cannot do that activity safely and what happened when you complete that activity. Remember safely is just one part of "Reliably"
    Also another bit of advice. When you complete your form first type it out on your computer if you can or write it out on a lined pad if you cannot use a computer. Save all of the information in a folder on your PC and you can use this as your claim file folder so you have all the information in one place.
    You are being assessed as needing help for the majority of times. When writing out your evidence try not use the words "sometimes" "could" "might" "it can" because those words mean that your condition or problem is not constant and varies. If that is the case then it is good to say your condition varies. If you have problems for more than 50% of the time then that means you have problems completing that activity and you should score points but remember to keep to the activity descriptors.
    Nasturtium
    How to challenge a PIP award that has been reduced at Review https://forum.scope.org.uk/discussion/comment/696285#Comment_696285
  • Agnia
    Agnia Community member Posts: 924 Connected
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    @nasturtium Thank you really and I’m so sorry it’s really hard for me I’m having a problem with concentration and I don’t know what to do with computer and I’m Polish im sorry it’s hard for me to understand all 
  • nasturtium
    nasturtium Community member Posts: 376 Pioneering
    edited January 2023
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    Agnia said:
    @nasturtium Thank you really and I’m so sorry it’s really hard for me I’m having a problem with concentration and I don’t know what to do with computer and I’m Polish im sorry it’s hard for me to understand all 
    That is fine no need to apologise. My best advice then to you is to seek further help with your claim. Before you start your claim talk with a welfare organisation in your area using the link Poppy posted. Put in your postcode here and it will list all of the wealfare agencies in your area.  https://advicelocal.uk/welfare-benefits they will tak with you about your situation and they will advise you further if you qualify for PIP. You can then mention you have problems understanding and you need help with the form filling.
    Nasturtium
    How to challenge a PIP award that has been reduced at Review https://forum.scope.org.uk/discussion/comment/696285#Comment_696285
  • Agnia
    Agnia Community member Posts: 924 Connected
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  • Agnia
    Agnia Community member Posts: 924 Connected
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    It will be hard for me to express myself and make a grammatically correct everything 
    and for example instead of writing that I’m sending a fit note to uc I did write to Poppy that I was sending a fit note to uc 
  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 7,981 Disability Gamechanger
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    I hear you @Agnia. You are doing really well reaching out to us and sharing this with us so openly. It takes a lot of courage.

    At times, we may need clarification from you just to enable us to provide you with the most suitable advice possible. 

    However, we empathise with you and hear that expressing yourself is something you find difficult sometimes and that is ok.

    We all struggle with something! And we are here to support you the best we can. Please don't hesitate to let us know if there's anything else we can do to help  :)
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  • Agnia
    Agnia Community member Posts: 924 Connected
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  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
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    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • Agnia
    Agnia Community member Posts: 924 Connected
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    Please could you confirm how long is the waiting time to receive the form after a call thanks 
  • Alex_Alumni
    Alex_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,561 Disability Gamechanger
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    The form can take up to two weeks to get to you @Agnia, when did you make the call? :)
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    Agnia Community member Posts: 924 Connected
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    @Alex_Scope about month ago
    now they ask me that I have to prove my identity and status  
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