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Fed up of news articles about PIP

JBS2022 Scope Member Posts: 2,075 Disability Gamechanger
Anybody else getting annoyed with these newspaper editorials about:

The top health conditions that get you PIP.

You could get £5000 payout by claiming PIP.

I find these articles misleading implying if you have a disability you are guaranteed an award, the funniest one was saying you could get PIP for indigestion and heartburn and even period pain. I wonder how many people claim based on these articles?
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  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,011 Disability Gamechanger
    They infuriate me - they always imply in the headline that PIP is awarded based on diagnosis/condition. They are thoroughly misleading and irresponsible,
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • bg844
    bg844 Community member Posts: 3,869 Disability Gamechanger
    I second that!
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 49,556 Disability Gamechanger
    Yes I see them often when using my phone. It does make me wonder how many people actually start a claim because of those articles. Very annoying!! 
    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.
  • 2oldcodgers
    2oldcodgers Posts: 626 Connected
    PIP aside, I find the Attendance Allowance one the same where they say that if you have arthritis you can claim the benefit.
    What happened to the requirement of showing what help is needed instead?

     As for PIP/DLA I must have missed out on a fortune of unclaimed benefits if it was based on a diagnosis 30+ years maybe!     


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