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PIP refused - Mental Health
So my husband began a PIP claim mid October, he has had his face to face assessment however we have just received the decision scoring him 2 points so no award. My husband has suffered with his mental health for 3 years. He has PTSD, low mood and anxiety. He has had counselling in the past but we has been referred for more, unfortunately this is a waiting game. He takes anti-depressants and he has a constant daily struggle. He tries to go to work however over the past 3 years he has been off over 1 1/2 years. He was very anxious and tearful throughout the whole f2f, he suffers with nightmares, sickness, nausea, extreme tiredness, headaches, he constantly judges himself and this is all due to the strain his mental health has on his physical self without going into to much detail. After reading many other peoples awards we had already anticipated this decision however when I have read the report and the decision it would appear that they have simply made a decision based on what they can see. It is apparent despite the fact that they are asking people to speak up and reach out in regards to mental health they still stereotyping illness based upon appearance. He forgets to eat throughout the day, he cannot manage his medication and this had resulted in him taking accidental overdoses, he cannot manage money and make decisions as he is off work so much that the added realisation of loss of income and bills adds to his anxiety, he needs constant encouragement to mix with people as his PTSD hugely impacts this (2 points awarded), Has anyone won a mandatory reconsideration or tribunal for mental health as this will be detrimental for my husband to go through all of this so we want to make sure that we are doing the right thing before we put him through it, can anyone offer any advice please?