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My PIP was refused

mollydollymollydolly Member Posts: 8 Listener
edited February 2019 in PIP, DLA and AA
Hi I have been getting ESA for nearly 2 years now I suffer depression and anxiety I applied for pip and was refused the assessor visited me at home and I think because I had a clean tidy home which I hardly leave I may add and obsessively clean went against me plus the questions they ask dont relate to mental health issues I was having a good day and answered the questions honestly and feel I've been penalised for this my niece wrote a letter to them to look at my case again and I was still refused. Can anyone suggest what I can do? Thank you


  • Antonia_AlumniAntonia_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 1,781 Pioneering
    Welcome to the community @mollydolly

    How are you doing today?

    Our members who are more experienced in this area, will hopefully be able to answer your question soon.

    You may be interested in our mental health discussions page.
  • allywalsh4186allywalsh4186 Member Posts: 2 Listener
    Hi Mollydolly, 
    I was in exactly the same position as you 12 months ago when my dla changed to a pip claim. 
    I was refused, I wrote to them asking to look at it again and was still refused.
    I went to the carers centre for advice and they said I should appeal. This I did and I was only asked one question by the panel regards my pain level. I was awarded pip at the high rate. I got the payments back dated. It took months to get it to appeal but well worth the time. Don t give up on your claim, appeal against the decision and take as much evidence as possible of how your illness affects you. Good luck x 
  • mollydollymollydolly Member Posts: 8 Listener
    Thank you so much I just felt because I look ok I was judged on that. I have worked all my life I lost my job because I was not fit to go back I attend counselling my niece or my friend take me to and from appointments as I can't go out alone it's just a horrible existence x
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