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Hi, my name is carol8! my daughter has schizophrenia can i try and get pip for her

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carol8
carol8 Community member Posts: 1 Listener
edited July 2021 in PIP, DLA, and AA
my daughter has schizophrenia    can i try and get pip for her 

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  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,964 Championing
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    Hi and welcome to the community 

    Pip is about h8w your daughter is able to function against daily living tasks and mobility 

    I would suggest you look at the descriptors to see if you think she would score points in order to get the benefit 
  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community member Posts: 16,200 Championing
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    Hi @carol8 - & welcome to the community. The wife of a friend of mine has schizophrenia which greatly impacts on her life, & she receives PIP. So, as Jane mentions, it's about how this affects a person's daily life. The following link is a guide to completing a PIP claim form for those with mental health problems, so you can see what sort of difficulties may occur in attempting/doing certain activities which are looked at with PIP. 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/
    Hope this helps, & please come back with any questions.
  • Ross_Alumni
    Ross_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,649 Championing
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    Hello @carol8 and welcome to the community, how are you? 

    I hope the above replies have been helpful in explaining a bit more about PIP and how it works, is there anyting that you are still unsure of? 

    Can I ask, does your daughter receive all the mental health support she needs to manage her condition?
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