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Kez100
Kez100 Community member Posts: 3 Listener
I have been asked to help someone apply for PIP. They have a lot of medical issues going on which have a big impact on their life but they are too scared/fatigued/worn down by the illnesses to face the process. I believe they are on ESA only at the moment. They've been told most claims fail and they don't feel strong enough to cope. 

I am hoping to be able to help them get more support. 

Can anyone guide me on what my approach should be? 









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  • nasturtium
    nasturtium Community member Posts: 376 Pioneering
    edited May 2023
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    Hello Kez100
    For a Personal Independent Payments award you do not need a diagnosis to claim because it is based on the help or assistance you need (you do not have to be getting the help) to complete the 12 PIP activities safely, repeatedly, in a timely manor and to an acceptable standard (Reliably https://pipinfo.net/issues/reliably )
    You need to explain in detail why you cannot do the 12 activities that apply to the person relaibly and explain in detail what help they need. It is important to keep to the descriptors for each of the PIP activities and include any aids that help them to complete the daily living tasks or mobility. If they need assistance from another person explain why they need that assistance and what would happen if they did not get assistance.
    Also include real world events that have hapened recently when they attempted to do the activity, include what happened, who witnessed it (if anyone did) and what was the consiquences.
    It is a good idea to send in a detailed PIP2 Questionnaire form and if there is not enough space or you would rather type out the personal evidence then you can include extra sheets. Page number each sheet at the bottom for example (Additional Sheets Page 3 of 23) and include the question on the form you are answering on the additional sheets. Also include the Name, Date of Birth and the National Insurance Number at the top on every page you include including any "Copies" of medical evidence you send.
    I have written a detailed reply an another post that might be able to give you a better insight on what you need to include and how to set it out. I also included links to citizens advice for PIP fom filling advice. See the link here https://forum.scope.org.uk/discussion/comment/680205/#Comment_680205
    I hope that has been of some help :)
    Nasturtium
    How to challenge a PIP award that has been reduced at Review https://forum.scope.org.uk/discussion/comment/696285#Comment_696285
  • Kez100
    Kez100 Community member Posts: 3 Listener
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    Thank you. 

    I am involved because something happened last weekend but I don't know if it fits any of the criteria asked about yet.

    I will start reading!
  • Alex_Alumni
    Alex_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,561 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @Kez100 you'd also be welcome to contact the Scope Helpline by phone or email to run through things with one of our advisers too, and if you have any niggling questions, feel free to ask here :) 
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