Pip & Careres. can I cliam pip if my partner already cliams pip and still keep my carers ?

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Jan_1962
Jan_1962 Community member Posts: 3 Listener
edited April 18 in PIP, DLA, and AA
Hi iam Jan wanting to know if I can cliam pip if my partner already cliams pip and still keep my carers ?

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  • jamiebear
    jamiebear Community member Posts: 9 Contributor
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    Hi Jan, are you looking to claim Pip for yourself and have carers allowance for looking after someone else? Yes you can
  • Albus_Scope
    Albus_Scope Posts: 5,743 Championing
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    Heya @Jan_1962 and welcome to the community. :)

    Both people will be able to claim PIP, that's not a worry at all. And carers allowance can still be claimed I believe? 

    Albus (he/him)
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  • Jan_1962
    Jan_1962 Community member Posts: 3 Listener
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    Hi to everyone,  I've been suffering with depression and anixity for a couple of years now, but it  got worse  September 2023, went doctors February 2024, Mental health services April,  now on waiting list for counciling,  should I apply for PIP now.
  • jamiebear
    jamiebear Community member Posts: 9 Contributor
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    Hello, you have a diagnosis? You can apply for pip but being awarded is based on how your difficulties affect you on a day To day basis.

  • Jan_1962
    Jan_1962 Community member Posts: 3 Listener
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    I,ve had a Post assessment with a moderate score for low mood & anixity, and been referred for talking therapy,  would I be able to send this letter in as evidence for pip, as on waiting list for therapy ?, I also take medication.