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New to this forum, can I claim PIP?

Raja99Raja99 Member Posts: 3 Listener
Hi Everone 
Just new to this forum needs advice and help I had skin condition psoriasis and recently diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis which is badly effecting my daily life can I claim PIP. 

Many thanks


  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    HI and welcome,

    PIP isn't awarded based on any diagnosis, it's how those conditions affect your ability to carry out daily activity based on the PIP descriptor. You must have had the conditions for at least 3 months and expect them to last at least a further 9 months. You must also be affect for at least 50% of the time over a 12 month period.

    A successful claim can take several months, maybe longer. Evidence will be needed to support your claim because they rarely contact anyone for any of this.

    No one on an internet forum can tell you whether you'll be entitled or whether you'll be successfully awarded, if you start a claim.

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  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Posts: 3,229

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    Good morning @Raja99

    How are you today? 

    I just wanted to wish you a very warm welcome to the community, hopefully we see you getting involved a lot more in the future :) 

    As mentioned above, Personal Independence Payment (PIP) isn't awarded based on a diagnosis, it's about how your condition impacts your daily living and mobility. You can read more about PIP on the Scope website, and you can use our benefits checker  to see what other benefits you may be entitled to.
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  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,652 Disability Gamechanger
    Welcome to the community @Raja99! I hope the advice above helps. :)
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  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 9,294 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Raja99 Welcome to the community glad you have joined us here, and I hope the information above helps you decide if you should make a claim
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