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Pip - How do they score anxiety and depression while looking after kids

Slg84
Slg84 Member Posts: 4 Listener
edited November 2021 in PIP, DLA, and AA
Hello everyone I’m new to this site could someone please explain to me by having anxiety and depression how they score this whilst looking after your children with no help, do they deem you fit in regards to this I’m very confused and every little help off explaining will be appreciated. Thank you 

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 25,533 Disability Gamechanger
    Lots of people claim PIP that have children. Just because a person has children it doesn't mean they don't have a disability that affects their daily life.
    PIP isn't about the help you get, it's the help you need. I've claimed PIP successfully since 2013 and my children were younger back then and it's never gone against me.
  • Slg84
    Slg84 Member Posts: 4 Listener
    @poppy123456 thank you just some off the questions didn’t seem relevant I still feel the need I have to do things but it’s a struggle and I’d rather hide away and not do them but that’s not an option. 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 25,533 Disability Gamechanger
    I'm assuming you've had your assessment? If so then some questions may not seem relevant but you'll be very surprised how relevant they are. One simple question can tell them several different things. It depends what exactly they asked you. For example, if you said you never go out because of anxiety but you're able to take your children to school then there could be issues here.
  • Slg84
    Slg84 Member Posts: 4 Listener
    How would there be issues I mean we’re not exactly disabled in the sense we can not walk our children do have to attend school it’s so hard to even think how they look at that to help you. 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 25,533 Disability Gamechanger
    Of course there could be. If you told them you never go out because of your health condition, yet you take your children to school then that's going out.
  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community Co-Production Group Posts: 11,600 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Sig84 - & welcome to the community. I can only say that there isn't a score for something like anxiety & depression whether you have children or not. PIP is about how your disabilities (whatever they are, whether physical, mental, or both) affect some aspects of your daily life, &/mobility.
    You mention that some things you need to do are a struggle, yet you have to do them; it's this difficulty with attempting/doing such activities that needs identifying so long as they're about the activities that are looked at with PIP.
    Have you had a decision letter yet? Please know we're all here trying to help & support you, so let us know how you're getting on, thank you.
  • Slg84
    Slg84 Member Posts: 4 Listener
    Thank you I will just have to See what they say then I suppose that’s all I can do and hope for the best thanks a lot.
  • Teddybear12
    Teddybear12 Community Co-Production Group Posts: 2,043 Pioneering
    Hi @Sig84 Fingers crossed. Good luck.

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