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Enquireing about claiming PIP for having a stutter

hu44 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.


  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 31,122 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.

  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 16,322 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_Scope
    Chloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,545 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. :)

  • wilko
    wilko Member Posts: 2,455 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.


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