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Making a claim for PIP

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Rikki63
Rikki63 Community member Posts: 2 Listener
I have been claiming ESA, when talking to the CAB they asked why I wasn’t getting PIP. 
I am considering making an application and I’m in the process of looking to see how I qualify.
Thoughts and advice welcome.

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  • rubin16
    rubin16 Community member, Scope Member Posts: 562 Pioneering
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    Hi Welcome to the community,

    PIP isn't about diagnosis its about how things affect you on a daily basis, take a look at the pip descriptors and see if you think you may qualify for it.

    You can find a list of the PIP descriptors and point system here: https://www.benefitsandwork.co.uk/personal-independence-payment-pip/pip-points-system 


    If you make a claim for PIP, I would recommend attaching an A4 sheet to the form for each descriptor explaining how things affect you, what the consequences were when you attempted them and if anyone witnessed you doing them. Remember to put your NI Number and Name ontop of each A4 Piece of paper.

    Please be aware that there is a long wait for PIP claims at the moment and make take months before you have an assessment for it.

    All the best.
    I have Autism, ADHD, Schizophrenia, Gilberts Syndrome and Crohn's Disease and have knowledge in these areas.


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