Remaining politically neutral during General Election 2024


Under guidance from the Electoral Commission and Charity Commission, it's important that Scope remains politically neutral during General Elections.

While we understand that this period will see many passionate discussions and do not want to discourage open discussion, we cannot allow discussions which are purely intended to influence voting.

As ever, please make sure that your comments remain respectful of other people's opinions and keep to our online community house rules.
If we become concerned about you or anyone else while using one of our services, we will act in line with our safeguarding policy and procedures. This may involve sharing this information with relevant authorities to ensure we comply with our policies and legal obligations.

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rose19
rose19 Community member Posts: 4 Listener
soon we will be filling forms for pip not looking forward always seems stressful any body else feeek same 

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  • Sam_Alumni
    Sam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,665 Disability Gamechanger
    edited January 2017
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    Hi @rose19

    There is lots of information on the benefits page here but you arent alone in feeling stressed out about filling in the forms.  If you search DLA and PIP in the search box, it will come up with lots of posts about just this.

    Best of luck and do shout up if you have any specific questions we could help with.
    Scope
    Senior online community officer
  • Matilda
    Matilda Community member Posts: 2,593 Disability Gamechanger
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    One tip for the mobility section.  CAB online PIP advice states that you should only tick the 'it varies' box if none of the other options apply more than 50% of the time.  I suspect that assessor companies and DWP are using the 'it varies' option not to award PIP mobility or at least not to award the enhanced rate.   Be specific and tick one of the other boxes.  Remember, to get enhanced rate you need to score 12 points which is if you are not able to walk more than 20 metres.

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