PIP, DLA and AA
If this is your first visit, check out the community guide. You will have to Join us or Sign in before you can post.

Applied for DLA twice and pip once

ShonaT40ShonaT40 Member Posts: 1 Listener
edited March 2017 in PIP, DLA and AA
Hi I have tried 3 times to get disability money & been refused all 3 times,I suffer from back pain,ocd and anxiety  maybe am not filling form in right or something I was that peed of with the last one I went got a job but after 3 days of putting up with the pain I had to give it up,sometimes when I walk out side I have to use a stick as my hips get sore etc what else can I do?

Replies

  • BenefitsTrainingCoBenefitsTrainingCo Member Posts: 2,692 Pioneering
    Hi ShonaT40

    I'm not sure which benefits you have applied for. Employment and Support Allowance is an earnings replacement benefit for people who can't work. It is meant to cover your basic expenses such as food, gas, electricity etc. Personal Independence Payment is for people aged between 16 and 65 who have day to day difficulties as a result of a health condition or disability. The two can be claimed at the same time or just one or other at a time. There are other benefits and it might be worth getting a calculation done on the entitled to website here.

    The most important thing is to make a claim and then consider challenging the decision if the initial outcome is negative. This is because a significant proportion of negative decisions are later changed. You usually have to challenge a decision within one month but it can sometimes be done late. For general information on these benefits see the Scope pages here

    If we can help further do let us know.

    David
    The Benefits Training Co:
    Paul Bradley
    Michael Chambers
    Will Hadwen
    Sarah Hayle
    Maria Solomon
    David Stickland
Sign in or join us to comment.