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Enquireing about claiming PIP for having a stutter

hu44hu44 Member Posts: 1 Listener
Ive newly found out that having a stutter is classed as a disability Ive also recently been informed of claiming PIP for having a stutter and would like to know how true this is.


  • 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 descriptors. It will totally depend on how much the stutter affects your daily life. PIP descriptors include things like washing/bathing, dressing/undressing, communicating, preparing food, budgeting, toilet needs etc etc.

    Without knowing everything about your conditions i would say the a stutter would only affect your communicating.

    You can have a disability but if you don't fit the PIP descriptors then you won't score the points needed for an award.

    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.
  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 11,085 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome 

    Pip is about how your disability affects your daily living against a set if descriptors such as preparing food. bathing , eating , dressing , finances , communication,  mobility amongst others 

    We cant really say if you would be eligible 

    Have a look at the descriptors and see if you think you would score enough points for an award 

    There are lots of tips in our Pip section 
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,653 Disability Gamechanger
    Welcome to the community @hu44! I hope the answers above have been able to help.

    Please do let us know if we can do anything else. :)

  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 6,544 Disability Gamechanger
    Activities 7 and 9 are the obvious ones here and 7 night take you all the way to standard rate daily living by itself if the stutter is extreme. However, there’s no threshold for an impairment to be classified as a disability. The threshold is really whether, regardless of diagnosis, you are impaired in some way. I suggest you need an adviser to work through this with you before you decide to make a claim.
  • wilkowilko Member Posts: 2,352 Disability Gamechanger
    That’s a good answer, reply and in the current COVID situation a telephone assessment will or would be beneficial to a claimant. Now with no restrictions in place assessments will no doubt remain phone, or paper based if enough evidence is submitted.
  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 6,544 Disability Gamechanger
    And a phone assessment would be pretty definitive in the case of a stutter.
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