Remaining politically neutral during General Election 2024


Under guidance from the Electoral Commission and Charity Commission, it's important that Scope remains politically neutral during General Elections.

While we understand that this period will see many passionate discussions and do not want to discourage open discussion, we cannot allow discussions which are purely intended to influence voting.

As ever, please make sure that your comments remain respectful of other people's opinions and keep to our online community house rules.
If we become concerned about you or anyone else while using one of our services, we will act in line with our safeguarding policy and procedures. This may involve sharing this information with relevant authorities to ensure we comply with our policies and legal obligations.

PIP

Options
Susanfelix
Susanfelix Community member Posts: 17 Courageous
edited March 2021 in PIP, DLA, and AA
Has anyone else had trouble getting PIP? I have been trying for years!

Comments

  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,964 Disability Gamechanger
    Options
    Hi there 

    Lots of people claim PIP successfully and lots get turned down 

    There are lots of posts here but you dont often get positive stories in a  forum as they dont have any questions 

    Lots if advice in our PIP section  
  • woodbine
    woodbine Community member Posts: 12,112 Disability Gamechanger
    Options
    as of April 2020 2.7 million people were being paid PIP.

    2024 Election won

  • Popdiva43
    Popdiva43 Community member Posts: 170 Pioneering
    Options
    Hi since of August 2020,ive been unable to work due to hip osteoarthritis in both hips, I claimed for pip in November of the same year, I had my assessment in January 2021,3 weeks later I received my decision in which I got zero points on everything, the assessor had lied, with my condition I have pain from my lower back all the way down to my knees, I use crutches to get around, I've had to change my extra reception room into my bedroom as can't manage the stairs, I don't drive because of it, but apparently I drive an automatic car, my daughter does the cooking, as can't stand long enough, she helps with alot of things, which I told the assessor all of this, but still got zero, I've appealed the decision hopefully I get a better outcome, but this had made me really low, 
  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Scope Posts: 12,499 Disability Gamechanger
    Options
    Welcome to the community @Susanfelix :) 

    Just to let you know, I've moved your post into our PIP category. Did you have a specific question about PIP? What particular problems have you faced in getting awarded PIP? 

    National Campaigns Officer at Scope, she/her

  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Scope Posts: 12,499 Disability Gamechanger
    Options
    I'm sorry to hear that your unsuccessful application has made you feel really low @popdiva43. What stage are you at in your appeal? Have you sought out any professional advice? 

    National Campaigns Officer at Scope, she/her

Complete our feedback form and tell us how we can make the community better.

Do you need advice on your energy costs?


Scope’s Disability Energy Support service is open to any disabled household in England or Wales in which one or more disabled people live. You can get free advice from an expert adviser on managing energy debt, switching tariffs, contacting your supplier and more. Find out more information by visiting our
Disability Energy Support webpage.
If we become concerned about you or anyone else while using one of our services, we will act in line with our safeguarding policy and procedures. This may involve sharing this information with relevant authorities to ensure we comply with our policies and legal obligations.

Find out how to let us know if you're concerned about another member's safety.