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Is it hard to get PIP for mental health?

Eafs1985
Eafs1985 Member Posts: 13 Listener
edited October 3 in PIP, DLA, and AA
Is it hard to get pip for mentle health I'm waiting for a answer I'm so nervous 

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  • MaisieBoohoo
    MaisieBoohoo Member Posts: 32 Connected
    Hi and welcome
    from all I have read on here, mental health is a very valid reason to claim Pip
    you just have to give good examples of real life events that link to the questions on forms…like cooking, bathing, communicating with people.
    I know others will give better advice but any folks get PIP for mental health issues.
    good luck
  • Teddybear12
    Teddybear12 Member Posts: 765 Pioneering
    Hi @Eafs1985 It is always difficult when you are waiting for an answer. Please try not to worry. Good luck.
  • Eafs1985
    Eafs1985 Member Posts: 13 Listener
    I'm a stress head and have so unwell for a very long time now fingers crossed thank u 
  • Eafs1985
    Eafs1985 Member Posts: 13 Listener
    Sorry one more question do the nurse take my notes into consideration as well as what iv said she put the report straight threw as I got a txt not long after the call
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 23,779 Disability Gamechanger
    The report is their opinion based on the evidence you sent including the form and the assessment. The report then becomes part of your evidence. The decision maker looks at everything and then makes a decision. The report being returned the same day as your assessment doesn't mean anything other than it's been returned.
  • Eafs1985
    Eafs1985 Member Posts: 13 Listener
  • Eafs1985
    Eafs1985 Member Posts: 13 Listener
    I got a report in saying iv got pip for 1 year and 8 months I only got 8 points none for mobility the lady wrote alot of lies down on the report 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 23,779 Disability Gamechanger
    Eafs1985 said:
    I got a report in saying iv got pip for 1 year and 8 months I only got 8 points none for mobility the lady wrote alot of lies down on the report 

    If you've only received the report, this is not the decision and a recommendation only. You will need to wait for the decision, once it's made if you're not happy then you can request the Mandatory Reconsideration.
  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community Co-Production Group Posts: 10,529 Disability Gamechanger
    edited October 14
    Hi @Eafs1985 - I'm sorry it sounds like you didn't get the award you were expecting. The assessor doesn't just write down what you've said, rather forms their own opinion. This can make it feel that there were 'inaccuracies,' unfortunately.
    You can appeal this with a Mandatory Reconsideration where another Decision Maker will look at everything again. Were you expecting points for the planning a journey part? Your award length is also quite short, so if you feel your mental health may stay the same for longer than 20 months, you could ask for a longer award too.
    As Poppy says, if this is just the assessor's report, you will have to wait until you get your actual decision letter.
  • Eafs1985
    Eafs1985 Member Posts: 13 Listener
    OK thanks she said I wasn't on any medication and I am i will appel it once I here back for the case manager 
  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Posts: 5,996

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 23,779 Disability Gamechanger
    Eafs1985 said:
    OK thanks she said I wasn't on any medication
    That is a classic copy and paste that they often use.
  • Eafs1985
    Eafs1985 Member Posts: 13 Listener
    No I'm not confident on a Mr I wouldn't know were to start I can't believe the ammount of lies on the report says I spent all my money on garden furniture I  thi k it's crazy 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 23,779 Disability Gamechanger
    edited October 14
    You need to put the report to one side because concentrating on this will not get you a PIP award. If it gets as far as Tribunal and you do this then it can harm your case.
    Once the decision's been made if you're not happy post back here and someone will advise furthe what you need to do next.
  • Eafs1985
    Eafs1985 Member Posts: 13 Listener
    I know and thank you for your comments

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