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Pip for mental health

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lmarie3004
lmarie3004 Community member Posts: 72 Connected
Hi, 
had my pip assessment this week, not sure if i will bother with getting copy of report.

im just wondering if its harder to get pip for depression and anxiety? 
It affects me very badly due to years of domestic violence and i dont even leave the house. 
My mum travels 4 times a week to support me

think im just anxious for the outcome now

thanks for listening 

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,990 Disability Gamechanger
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    PIP isn't awarded based on any diagnosis. Lots of people claim PIP successfully for mental health reasons. Whether you're entitled will totally depend on how your conditions affect 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.
  • lmarie3004
    lmarie3004 Community member Posts: 72 Connected
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    Thank you Poppy
  • Soph1993
    Soph1993 Community member Posts: 4 Listener
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    I too suffer with mental health (ptsd, anxiety and depression) I don't leave the house, even miss appointments etc. I felt exactly the same as you, worried about the outcome as the person doing the telephone assessment was so nice and put me at ease I felt like maybe I was too relaxed even though I had been having panic attacks all day about it lol.

    all you can tell your self is aslong as you have tried to explain as well as you can on the assessment that's all you can do, you can always appeal the decision. I tried to explain my problems as best I can and have been awarded it, I'm waiting on my award letter and back payment now. I waited only 4 weeks for a decision. Good luck 😊
  • lmarie3004
    lmarie3004 Community member Posts: 72 Connected
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    That’s brilliant news Soph so pleased you got a good outcome 
    hopefully wont take too long now as I applied back in January and has taken a while to get to this point 

    so sorry you are suffering too, hope your ok 
  • lmarie3004
    lmarie3004 Community member Posts: 72 Connected
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    Soph do you mind asking, did you qualify for enhanced living rate? Ir are you still waiting?
  • Soph1993
    Soph1993 Community member Posts: 4 Listener
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    Thank you, hopefully your decision comes along soon, mine took 14 weeks from start to finish, but I guess it depends how many people (nurses, therapists etc) they have to contact and how busy they are in your area.

    I haven't had an award letter yet BUT I have called the automated line today and it says my first payment is £514 which it works out at Enhanced daily and standard mobility if what it said is correct. 
  • lmarie3004
    lmarie3004 Community member Posts: 72 Connected
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    So pleased for you! Keep in touch let me know when your letter comes and ill keep you updated also 🥰 always nice to meet new people who are going through similar things 

    laura
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