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A question on pip due to mental health

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pillar48
pillar48 Community member Posts: 35 Connected
Hi,
   I have applied for pip due to severe depression, anxiety that was a result of a traumatic event.Do they look at my condition as something short term ,temporary etc and perhaps refuse my claim ?

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,103 Disability Gamechanger
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    For PIP you need to have experienced the difficulties for at least 3 months and expect them to last at least a further 9 months.

    It's not about a diagnosis, it's how those conditions affect you against the 12 PIP descriptors.
    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.
  • Hannah_Alumni
    Hannah_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,912 Disability Gamechanger
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    @pillar48 I'm so sorry to hear your mental health isn't at its best at the moment. I wanted to check in and ask if you have support around you? 
    Hannah - She / Her

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