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Hard up and depressed

deedee55
deedee55 Member Posts: 10 Listener
So fed up lost my mobility part when vhanged to pip. Plus my dissbled premium due to carer. So lost £500 per month. And been depressed is bad enough to top it off tday the power steering has gone on the car. After paying my bills im only left with £80 per mnth for foid toiletries and vkeaning products. Im at the end of my tethet....

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 23,913 Disability Gamechanger
    HI,

    Did you request the Mandatory Reconsideration for the PIP?

    If someone claims carers allowance for you then yes you will lose the severe disability premium. If you live alone then it's definitely worth stopping the person claiming carers allowance so you can re-claim the severe disability premium. £65 per week is alot to lose from your money.
  • Chloe_Scope
    Chloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,565 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @deedee55, I'm so sorry to hear you lost so much money. Were you switching from DLA to PIP? Did you ever appeal the PIP decision?

    Do you currently have any support for your mental health? I can imagine the financial situation is having a big impact on your life. Do you work or claim ESA at all?
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