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karleigh23
karleigh23 Community member Posts: 1 Listener
Hi I'm new here.
I have my PIP assesment in 2 weeks. As I suffer with severe anxiety and depression. Severe low back pain undersctive thyroid. I am very anxious about my assesment it is a telephone call one. Has anyone had a successful claim with the above conditions?xx

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  • JBS2022
    JBS2022 Scope Member Posts: 2,075 Disability Gamechanger
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    PIP is not based on a diagnosis. But I do know people who have been awarded PIP for severe anxiety, it just depends how you fit the descriptors.

    I'm assuming you know what the descriptors are but in case anyone needs to know.

    https://www.advicenow.org.uk/know-hows/personal-independence-payment-pip-activities-descriptors-and-points
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  • topper
    topper Community member Posts: 29 Connected
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    Yes , not the  undersctive thyroid, but with other complaints. Enhanced daily standard mobility. 
  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 7,981 Disability Gamechanger
    edited April 2023
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    Hi @karleigh23. A warm welcome to Scope’s community from me. It is great to see you have joined us.

    Thanks for already finding the courage to reach out to us. I always appreciate the courage it can take to reach out, especially when you are new and finding things difficult.

    As @JBS2022, it is more about how anxiety, depression, severe low back pain and underactive thyroid affect you. 

    Is there anything which might help to make your anxiety more manageable? Different things tend to work best for different people and I wonder what usually helps you.

    Please don’t hesitate to let us know if there’s anything we can do to support you. We are all here for you and wish you the best of luck with your PIP telephone assessment  :)  

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  • Alex_Alumni
    Alex_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,561 Disability Gamechanger
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    Best of luck @karleigh23 some people find it helpful to have someone sitting with them for support during the call, or having notes to help them answer questions, so they don't miss anything. 

    Keep us up to date with how you get on when you can, and we'll be here to support you :) 
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