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I was unsuccessful with my PIP claim, but I'm disabled and care for my disabled child

saqi Member Posts: 2 Listener
edited June 18 in PIP, DLA, and AA
i would like to share my story...i have multiple health issues..recently daignose cardio vescular deases..and waiting for emergencey CABG surgery..i applied PIP ..because i am morher of disable child with my health issues and need care too..but PIP refuse on ground..oh you can do simple things in the house and in every thing they award me "0" ....i was shocked.. as i was coping with disable person my health issues ..and in my house hold everyone is vulnerable


  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 12,361 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome to the community 

    Unfortunately pip only looks at your conditions and how they affect your daily living and not about the fact you care for others 

    The fact you are able to care for a disabled child may demonstrate you are able to carry out the activities 

    Have you looked into claiming dla for your child if they would qualify 

    Also you may want to contact children's services to see if there is any care they can provide 

    You can also appeal the pip decision if you think you are entitled 

    Let us know how you get on
    I have professional experience in HR within public,  private, and charity sectors.  If I can't help I will
  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Posts: 6,088

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    Welcome to the community @saqi :) Are you in receipt of any other benefits? 
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  • saqi
    saqi Member Posts: 2 Listener
    income support and carer allowence i get 
  • wilko
    wilko Member Posts: 2,415 Disability Gamechanger
    To many people assume or are I’ll informed that they may or do qualify for the benefit PIP but are unaware that PIP is  not awarded on a disability, diagnosis or the amount of prescription medication you are taking.,PIP is awarded solely on your inability to preform the PIP activities, descriptors in safely, repeatable and in a timely manner for over 50% of your daily live. When applying claimants need to give real examples of what happens when you try or attempt the activities of the PIP descriptors.
  • Caz_Alumni
    Caz_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 624 Pioneering
    edited May 2
    Hello @saqi and welcome to the community :)

    Thanks for sharing your story. As you can see, a few of our members have dropped you a reply with a bit more information as to how PIP works. Has that helped to clarify your PIP decision for you?

    Depending on your circumstances, it could be worth your while to consider alternative options though. There's some suggestions above and I've also included a link to Scope's Benefits calculator, in case you want to think about applying for a different type of benefit.

    Hope that's helpful? Do get in touch if you have any more questions about anything.

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