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destinymoon
destinymoon Community member Posts: 80 Connected
As I drive an automatic car, due to anxiety issues I cannot manage public transport , does this effect claiming pip on the journey section? Any advice welcome 
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  • TheManFromLondon
    TheManFromLondon Community member Posts: 107 Pioneering
    @destinymoon It all comes down to the descriptors.

    Can you drive to a familiar destination? If yes, no point.

    can you drive to an unfamiliar destination? Same logic,

    How your condition affects you when you drive is a whole other matter. If it means you need someone with you and to what extent they help. Again, can you manage the trip or not and how it leaves you afterwards.

    Every case is different. Try to be detailed and provide a couple if example what happened the last time you took a trip.
  • destinymoon
    destinymoon Community member Posts: 80 Connected
    I do manage familiar destinations but to drive anywhere unfamiliar that would require planning etc I would not manage due to my anxiety. I would never go on a motorway! I literally go to mums or go to local supermarket. That is it. Parking is a prob  
    for me.  I have become quite isolated and stay at home most days. The food shop is only done approx every 10 days. Not an ideal way to be living. I call it surviving! 
  • woodbine
    woodbine Community member Posts: 11,331 Disability Gamechanger
  • Jimm_Scope
    Jimm_Scope Posts: 2,361 Scope online community team
    I would just mention exactly how it affects you @destinymoon in the "Going Out" section. Mention you find it too anxiety-inducing to use public transit. The stress and anxiety around planning to a new destination.

    Give real examples of what happened when you tried to do these things, including any knock-on effects because you had to go through such a stressful situation.
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  • destinymoon
    destinymoon Community member Posts: 80 Connected
    thank you. I shall 
  • TheManFromLondon
    TheManFromLondon Community member Posts: 107 Pioneering
    destinymoon I have become quite isolated and stay at home most days. 
    Be aware that with that statement you lock yourself to Lower Mobility, at best.
  • destinymoon
    destinymoon Community member Posts: 80 Connected
    Sorry, how do you mean? 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 52,451 Disability Gamechanger
    Sorry, how do you mean? 

    It means that if the majority of the time you can't undertake any journey because of overwhelming psychological distress then activity 1E will apply. (10 points) Claimants who satisfy 1E can't also satisfy 1F. Even if you're able to go out once or twice a week with another person, then 1E still applies.

    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.
  • destinymoon
    destinymoon Community member Posts: 80 Connected
    Ok thank you. These forms are a minefield . Finding extremely difficult to complete. I must have made a thousand notes and gone over it a thousand times in my head at night feeling like my head will  explode. . Not helping my anxiety at all!! 
  • destinymoon
    destinymoon Community member Posts: 80 Connected
    In some of the descriptors where it mentions overwhelming anxiety, is it alright to use these words when explaining how you feel??
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 52,451 Disability Gamechanger
    Yes it's fine, you can use any words you want to but please remember to explain in detail exactly what happened the last time you attempted the descriptors that apply to 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.
  • destinymoon
    destinymoon Community member Posts: 80 Connected
    I am trying to explain in detail but get lost in trying to put it down on paper. Brain fog! 
  • destinymoon
    destinymoon Community member Posts: 80 Connected
    I have finally completed my PIP claim. I’m Sending signed and tracked just in case. Now I’ll be waiting anxiously for my assessment date. Did anyone else have their stress levels raised trying to fill it in? Thanks again for your help. 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 52,451 Disability Gamechanger
    Sending anything signed for to DWP is a waste of money because it doesn't mean it will arrive with DWP the following day. It will be signed for by someone from Royal mail and it will be somewhere in the sorting office building. It's not classed as arriving until it's been added to the system, which can take a couple of weeks. Certificate of posting is free from any post office and is all that's needed to prove you actually posted it. What happens after that is out of your hands.

    The majority of people find their stress levels increase considerably during these claims, even for reviews.
    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.
  • destinymoon
    destinymoon Community member Posts: 80 Connected
    Oh dear! I didn’t realise that. My deadline for having it returned is 14/12. I have already been given an  extension 
  • Albus_Scope
    Albus_Scope Posts: 3,026 Scope online community team
    It was such a stressful time filling in the forms, so you're certainly not alone there @destinymoon. I'll be keeping everything crossed for you. :)

    Will you keep us updated on how you get on please? 
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  • destinymoon
    destinymoon Community member Posts: 80 Connected
    Yes it must be the same for everyone. I’m not alone! A bit anxious now though as the deadline is Thursday and I’m not posting til tomorrow. They did take me a while to complete and gather evidence. 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 52,451 Disability Gamechanger
    edited December 2023
    Yes it must be the same for everyone. I’m not alone! A bit anxious now though as the deadline is Thursday and I’m not posting til tomorrow. They did take me a while to complete and gather evidence. 

    I would advise you to ring them in the morning and explain what's happened. Tell them that because of your health conditions, you've found it very difficult to get the forms filled in and returned on time and you will be posting it later that day. In exceptional circumstances they can extend that deadline further and this will hopefully allow time for them to receive it. With the Christmas post now everything will be even more busy than usual.

    I returned my review form on Wed 29th November and i haven't yet received any confirmation that it's been received. I got the free certificate of posting.  My deadline was also extended until 12th December.


    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.
  • destinymoon
    destinymoon Community member Posts: 80 Connected
    I will definitely do that thank you once again 
  • Curiouscat
    Curiouscat Community member Posts: 11 Listener
    edited December 2023
    Yes it must be the same for everyone. I’m not alone! A bit anxious now though as the deadline is Thursday and I’m not posting til tomorrow. They did take me a while to complete and gather evidence. 

    I would advise you to ring them in the morning and explain what's happened. Tell them that because of your health conditions, you've found it very difficult to get the forms filled in and returned on time and you will be posting it later that day. In exceptional circumstances they can extend that deadline further and this will hopefully allow time for them to receive it. With the Christmas post now everything will be even more busy than usual.

    I returned my review form on Wed 29th November and i haven't yet received any confirmation that it's been received. I got the free certificate of posting.  My deadline was also extended until 12th December.


    Hi, I am in a similar position where I have sent my review but haven’t yet received any confirmation (I also have the certificate of posting). Do you have any idea please of what to do if it reaches the deadline day and they still haven’t confirmed, should I call and ask for another extension?

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