I had my PIP renewal, and now payments have stopped. They also rang to ask about past hospital stays — Scope | Disability forum
New to the community? Remember to read our community guidelines and our community house rules.
Concerned about another member's safety or wellbeing? Find out how to let us know.

I had my PIP renewal, and now payments have stopped. They also rang to ask about past hospital stays

Crompton1981 Member Posts: 1 Listener
edited September 22 in PIP, DLA, and AA
I went for a p.i.p renewal around 3 weeks ago. I add a missed call from p.i.p so today I rang them. They told me that they want to new the dates I was in hospital in 2018.
So I told them the dates.
I all so asked them was my p.i.p still live I was told no it add been stopped the day they rang me. 
What I don't understand that they wanted know the dates the Same day they stopped my p.i.p.
This as left me very confused and all so at the interview they asked about my school years did I go to collage and all so did I have speach  thepory.
Then he moved onto questions like can I cook.
I can cook but I struggle and same around the other questions.
I was not asked how it affects my day to day liveing. 
I have been on this benfit for 7 year due to mentaul health issues. 
I get help off family and friends.
So now am awaiting for my letter to look at what points I was given. Have all so asked for all the supporting evidence they have used. 
This as left me really stressed and feeling more isolated and depressed.
I stopped taking my meds as well as I Beleave that posion me.
I have good days and very bad days all today as been my worse days.
I must say as well am a recovering addict  with all most 4 years clean nd I get support bye doin n.a meetings. I used to self medacate  as they seemed to help but all today all I have though about is picking up and I know were that leads me.
I feel lost and so worried as it's taken me years to live indepentant  and I don't wanna lose that again. 
Is there any advice  on how I chanlange this dession meny thanks 


  • Ross_Scope
    Ross_Scope Posts: 4,955

    Scope community team

    Hello @Crompton1981

    Welcome to the community, it's lovely to see you join us.

    I'm sorry to hear that your review was unsuccessful, getting the letter will help to provide further clarity so that you can shape your MR. As you say, you should have a look at what points you were, and weren't, given, and then explain as part of your MR why you think you should have received points for the various activities. Ensure you include real world examples to go along with your statements about the descriptors.

    It concerns me to read that you have stopped taking your medication, how long has it been since you stopped taking them? Are they for your mental health or for something else?

    Have you spoken with your GP about your feelings that they are not good for you?

    Keep in mind that you can always contact your local mental health support team if you ever feel unsafe at all or need further support, and the mental health charity Mind have plenty of advice and information about medication and other aspects of MH so you may wish to contact them too.

    It's good to hear that you have been clean for about four years, that's a great achievement which you should be proud of, and I'm glad that you receive support for it. Please do ensure you access that support if you ever need it, and speak with your GP if you ever feel as though you need additional help.

    What kind of help do you receive to manage your mental health? You mentioned friends and family, but have you ever accessed something like therapy or any other support through your GP?

    It's understandable that the review not going your way has impacted your well-being, however if the MR is carried out in the correct way then hopefully you will be able to overturn the decision. In the meantime, keep in touch with your family and friends and access their support whenever you feel as though you need it.

    I have sent you an email from [email protected] with further information, so please give it a read and get back to us.
    Online Community Coordinator

    Concerned about another member's safety or wellbeing? Flag your concerns with us.

    Talk to our chatbot and give us feedback on the community.


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.

Fancy a chat in our virtual coffee lounge?

Put the kettle on and have a chat in our coffee lounge with other members. We talk about hobbies, games and anything else you can think of!

Cerebral Palsy (CP) Online Cafe

Here's a new opportunity for people with CP or a similar disability (aged 20+) to get together and chat. The sessions are in partnership with CP Sport so you can find out more and meet people from both organisations.

Are you struggling?

Read our 'Coping with stress, low mood and isolation' support thread for a run-down of ideas on how to banish those blues and feel happier.

What do you think about the community?

Complete our feedback form and tell us how we can make the community a better space for you.

Information about COVID-19

If you have questions about the virus, please read our information and support which includes guidance on benefits, getting food and essentials and Cerebral Palsy.

Back to school this September?

Read tips on how to settle back in and handle any worries you or your children might be having this new term.