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jilly42jilly42 Member Posts: 2 Listener
edited August 2019 in PIP, DLA and AA
I wonder why I was refused pip I have several illnesses and have had to change my life completely and have been refused pip but people with less wrong with them get it, my doctor wouldn't help the hospital wouldn't help love to know why I couldn't get any help from no one and was refused took all way to tribunal and they lied at that also 


  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger

    PIP isn't about a diagnosis, it's how those conditions affect your ability to carry out daily activity based on the PIP descriptors. You can have a disability but not qualify for PIP because if you don't fit those descriptors you won't score the points needed for an award.

    Lots of people have invisible conditions and claim for PIP, you can't judge a book by it's cover. My daughter claims Enhanced for both parts and to look at her, you'd think there was nothing wrong with her. She has Autism, a learning disability and social anxiety disorder and needs a lot of help and support in her life just to get through her day.

    Starting another claim is possible but i'd advise getting some face to face advice before doing this. Using the same evidence you previously used will likely see another refusal. This link will help you find what's local to you for help and support. https://advicelocal.uk/

    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.
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 587 Listener
    I'd see a different GP if your current one isn't helping or supporting you.
  • KG100KG100 Member Posts: 178 Pioneering
    Someone might look healthy and fit outwardly but have very serious problems internally  such as heart and other problems.
    Lots of people have serious invisible illnesses. 

  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,652 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @jilly42 and a warm welcome to the community! I'm sorry you didn't qualify for PIP. Did you seek any face to face advice during your claim? 
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