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Hi, my name is Gozzy84! I think I'm entitled to PIP, could I have some help and advice?

Gozzy84Gozzy84 Member Posts: 2 Listener
edited October 2020 in PIP, DLA and AA
I think I'm entitled to pip, could you give me more help and advice please 


  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Community Team Posts: 3,210 Disability Gamechanger
    Welcome to the community @Gozzy84! just to let you know, I've moved your post into the PIP category.

    It might help our members if you explain a little bit more about why you think you might be entitled to PIP, and about what stage of the process you're currently at :) 
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  • Gozzy84Gozzy84 Member Posts: 2 Listener
    I've suffered from epilepsy for about 10 year, and I severely suffer from depression and anxiety which stops me doing basically everything, I don't like public spaces, I feel like I'm going to faint or collapse if I'm around anyone, even my family 
  • chiariedschiarieds Community champion Posts: 6,896 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Gozzy84 - & welcome to the community. PIP isn't about any diagnosis, but rather how a disability impacts on certain activities/descriptors of daily living &/mobility. Have a look at the following link which lists these descriptors. This may help you see whether it's likely you might be awarded PIP. You need 8 or more points for the standard rate, & 12 or more points for the enhanced (this for each component). Please see: https://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/asset-library/Scores-for-PIP-Descriptors-2020.pdf
    Please come back with any questions. :)
  • janer1967janer1967 Community champion Posts: 7,398 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome on board 

    I see you have been given advice as above is there is anything else you want to know just ask 
  • chiariedschiarieds Community champion Posts: 6,896 Disability Gamechanger
    edited October 2020
    Just to add, as regards depression & anxiety, the following website would be useful for help in completing a PIP claim. Please see: https://www.mentalhealthandmoneyadvice.org/en/welfare-benefits/pip-mental-health-guide/help-with-your-pip-claim/how-to-fill-in-the-pip-form/
    Altho PIP is how your disability affects you the majority of the time, with epilepsy this is a little different. It may depend on perhaps if you have any warning about an attack, the severity of an attack, & the consequence of this, as well as how often they occur. So you don't need to have them the majority of the time, & safety is an issue; so a person might get points depending on the possibility that they might come to harm if not supervised (even if they don't receive any supervision)..

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