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Hi, im jwazza17! Am I entitled to higher rate PIP due to anxiety/stress?

jwazza17jwazza17 Member Posts: 1 Listener
edited January 12 in PIP, DLA and AA
Hi I currently on pip claiming £92 a month I read about the stress and anxiety you can receive £605 a month I suffer health anxiety stress I can I go about a review please 

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  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 9,127 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome 

    If you already claim PIP and think you should get a higher award then did you appeal the decision ? 

    If you are out of time to appeal you can either wait until your next review or report a change in circumstances which will trigger new forms a new assessment and new decision 
  • Cher_ScopeCher_Scope Posts: 3,334

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    edited January 12
    Hello @jwazza17 and welcome to Scope's online community.

    I've moved your post over to our PIP, DLA and AA discussion board and have tweaked the title slightly, to help others who might have the same question.  

    I hope Jane's advice helps and please ask more questions if you remain unsure.  

    Best wishes and stay safe :)
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  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Posts: 4,010

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    Welcome to the community @jwazza17! How are you doing today? 

    Do you feel as though your condition has worsened? Or do you think you weren't awarded enough in the first place? PIP is based on how your condition affects you, rather than a diagnosis, so entitlements can vary between people with the same diagnoses. 

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  • OverlyAnxiousOverlyAnxious Member Posts: 1,256 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi, £92 a month must be standard mobility right?

    You'll need to look at the daily living descriptors and see if you fit any of them due to anxiety.  (Cooking, dressing, mixing with people etc).

    If you believe you do meet them then you can send a change of circumstances to PIP but you'll need to gather evidence and go through another assessment.
  • woodbinewoodbine Member Posts: 3,730 Disability Gamechanger
    you could try this self test

    my advice is given freely and is correct to the best of my knowledge.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Whether you're entitled to a higher award will totally depend on how your conditions affect you against the PIP descriptors. Stress and anxiety will not automatically mean you're entitled to Enhanced for both parts. Impossible to advise further on this without knowing exactly how your conditions affect you and that's not possible on an internet forum.

    Before reporting any changes you should get some expert advice from an agency near you.

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