Remaining politically neutral during General Election 2024


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pjgumna
pjgumna Community member Posts: 20 Connected
edited January 2020 in PIP, DLA, and AA
Hi everyone,
I'm new here so it would be nice to speak with people who understand. 

I was diagnosed 5 years ago with complex post traumatic stress disorder, anxiety and depression. Mainly due to my experience of being in a war zone in Libya for almost 5 years. 
I've tried to work but I have terrible relapses where I am virtually incapacitated due to all my symptoms. 
I am now on universal credit and would like to know if I am entitled to PIP.
My GP has told me that I am now classed as having a mental health disability. Is this correct?



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  • wilko
    wilko Community member Posts: 2,458 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hello and welcome. PIP is a benefit awarded to people to help them with their daily living activities and mobility issues. It is not awarded on a diagnosis or disability or the medication you are prescribed or illness you are suffering from. You should take a self test of PIP and look at the PIP assessment descriptors and see how you would fit into the assessment criteria for claiming PIP. 
  • Chloe_Scope
    Chloe_Scope Posts: 10,581 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @pjgumna and a very warm welcome to the community, great to have you with us!

    PIP is a disability benefit which is split into two parts: mobility and daily living. The benefit does not given due to a diagnosis, but how the individual is affect. Here is some information from the Scope website about the PIP procedure.

    If you need anything else then please do let us know. :)
    Scope

  • pjgumna
    pjgumna Community member Posts: 20 Connected
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    Thankyou for the information 
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