If you have been turned down for PIP since December 2016 and struggle to make journeys because of psychological distress then the Government say they will look at your case as part of their review and write to you if you could be entitled to more support.
If you were turned down for PIP before December 2016 then the Government say they will not automatically look at your decision, but that you might want to consider making a new claim to PIP once they have finished their guidance.
Totally get your point.and it would be a lot easier for me just too get points for my physical stuff which I would.but I do believe the principal of them making it harder for mental health problems ,with me anyway is unfair and not right.nit even about the small money difference .thats how I feel about it
I have both chronic pain (10 yearsy and complex MH problems (since childhood). I win on both, eventually, but I have to appeal every time (once I won at MR). Assessors often don't know much about mental health (why would a dental nurse or a paramedic know much about long-term MH stuff except for how to deal with/ crises?) Many of them seem to believe that MH is kind of a stupid thing to class as s disability - my last assessor wrote, "low mood, anxious, personality disorder" to describe my Major Depressive Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, and Borderline PD. Um, not exactly. MDD: lie in for hours, days, or weeks (occasionally months), often unmoving despite pain, staring at one spot. Don't eat, barely sleep, don't bathe or dress, don't read email/texts, don't answer phone, sometimes for up to 12 days. Forget meds a lot too, or just too unmotivated to get out my med box. "Low mood". Ha.GAD: So anxious that I can't sleep for up to 60 hours. Can't leave room because anxious about housemates. Can rarely leave house alone because anxious about many many things. Social anxiety too. Can't pick clothes to wear because it becomes extremely important in my head, and I freak out about whether people will think I'm a freak. Often get so freaked out by stressors that I dissociate for... Minutes or Hours.BPD: long explanation, but assessor clearly had no idea of what it was, because he didn't mention it again in the report.Oh, and I drink way too much when stressed, self-harm on a regular basis, and get suicidal enough that I have the means to do it. Friends, partners, and family have kept me alive so far. He didn't have the time to hear about self-harm or suicide, but he "had enough on my mental health". A liaison psychiatry report on me from 7 weeks before the assessmemt saying that I had high anxiety and had self-harmed, and had this been taken to A&E in an ambulance, which he copied, just disappeared. Oh and massive trauma issues throughout my life. Nope. No mental health problems here. He said I didn't seem anxious or withdrawn. Sigh.Waiting on Tribunal now. They take MH seriously.