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Obtaining PIP

PastelPaganPastelPagan Member Posts: 1 Listener
edited May 2019 in PIP, DLA and AA
I've read the government's website, but it's provided little clarification on what to do to obtain it.
I was told by a friend that I might be allowed something because of anxiety, depression and suspected autism/ADHD, not to mention back pains providing an impact on what I can actually get up to with my life.
However, I've got absolutely no idea on how much these things are affecting my life. I've no idea where to go or what to do to get it, what it even is, or anything. The government's website has only served to confuse me more.
Help?

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    PIP is a disability benefits awarded for the extra cost of having a disability. It's not means tested and other household income/savings don't count.

    It isn't awarded based on a diagnosis, it's how those conditions affect your ability to carry out daily activities based on the PIP descriptors. You must also be aged between 16-64.  You'll need evidence to support your claim because they rarely contact anyone for this, the onus is on you to prove you qualify.

    Most people have face to face assessments, it's rare to have a paper based assessment.

    Claims can take several months maybe more, especially if you're refused and have to go down the appeal route. More information in the links below.


    This link is well worth reading but it's long. It will give you a better understanding of the descriptors and what they mean.



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  • twonkertwonker Posts: 617 Member
    Hi,
    You must also be aged between 16-64.  You'll need evidence to support your claim because they rarely contact anyone for this, the onus is on you to prove you qualify. 
    That is for new claims only. For those that are currently receiving DLA they can claim beyond 64. And once receiving a PIP award they can continue to receive it until they die provided that they continue to pass the regular re-assessment process and are awarded enough points. There is no upper age limit.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    twonker said:

    That is for new claims only. For those that are currently receiving DLA they can claim beyond 64. And once receiving a PIP award they can continue to receive it until they die provided that they continue to pass the regular re-assessment process and are awarded enough points. There is no upper age limit.
    There as no mention of the other person claiming DLA, which was why i didn't mention that. The current age for claiming PIP is between 16-64. You always do seem to manage to twist things @Yadnad
    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
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