Concerned about another member's safety or wellbeing? Find out how to let us know.
Should I start a claim for PIP now?
I have never claimed PIP as I always thought it was for the severely disabled, but have recently been informed by CAB that I should have claimed it years ago and have probably lost about £15k plus for not doing so.
Because I was found fit for work after my last ESA WCA, which came as a surprise as my condition has only worsened since a previous assessment, I had to claim UC as I had no other means of financial support. and I immediately went to CAB to start an MR which apparently I shouldn't have done because a second WCA has been triggered due to the Fit Notes I've been submitting to my work coach.
So, I have two WCAs being processed, one that is a waste of time and one that I'm waiting for the result of the questionnaire.
Should I start a claim for PIP now? The whole process is soul destroying and I can't see the light at the end of the tunnel, although it is looking inviting to test the depth of the shadows.
Resident joker - not to be taken too seriously ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
- 48.2K All Categories
- 9.6K Start here and say hello!
- 3.8K Coffee lounge
- 3.9K Disability rights and campaigning
- 1.4K News and opportunities
- 134 Community updates
- 11.3K Talk about your situation
- 1.6K Children, parents, and families
- 610 Work and employment
- 511 Education
- 930 Housing, transport, and independent living
- 903 Aids, adaptations, and equipment
- 236 Dating, sex, and relationships
- 245 Exercise and accessible facilities
- 19K Talk about money
- 1.7K Benefits and financial support
- 4.2K Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
- 11.2K PIP, DLA, and AA
- 1.9K Universal Credit (UC)
- 3.5K Talk about your impairment
- 1.2K Cerebral palsy
- 575 Chronic pain and pain management
- 631 Rare, invisible, and undiagnosed conditions
- 683 Autism and neurodiversity
- 815 Mental health and wellbeing
- 282 Sensory impairments
Do you need advice on your energy costs?
Scope’s Disability Energy Support service is open to any disabled household in England or Wales in which one or more disabled people live. You can get free advice from an expert adviser on managing energy debt, switching tariffs, contacting your supplier and more. Find out more information by visiting our
Disability Energy Support webpage.