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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peachyness
peachyness Community member Posts: 2 Listener
asking for a friend who also has fibro but is not internet user, does anyone know about p.i.p ? he has been told may get it due to his mobility issues. he does not claim any benefits but can't work, any advice i can pass on would be great 

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  • Sam_Alumni
    Sam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,665 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @peachyness
    What a lovely friend you are! We have tons of information about PIP here and there is a PIP toolkit here.

    There is a downloadable information sheet here you could print off, but it is 39 pages long!
    Scope
    Senior online community officer
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,114 Disability Gamechanger
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    PIP isn't awarded based on a diagnosis but how the conditions affect you daily. Lots of information on the internet about claiming PIP. Evidence will be needed to support a claim as they rarely contact anyone for evidence.

    If the person can't work and doesn't claim any benefits, do they live with a partner that works and that's the reason they don't claim benefits?
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • peachyness
    peachyness Community member Posts: 2 Listener
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    awwww thank you sam scope i always try to be. and i will take a look at the links thank you so much. and poppy123456 his partner works 45 hours a week.
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