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I'm about to have my PIP reviewed, so I'm feeling a bit stressed

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This discussion was created from comments split from: How can we talk about mental health.


  • Perry1956
    Perry1956 Member Posts: 2 Listener
    Hi I'm diagnosed as Paranoid Schizophrenic and depressed along with a load of other physical conditions and am about to have my PIP reviewed so I'm feeling a bit stressed.
  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Posts: 7,023

    Scope community team

    Welcome to the community @Perry1956 :) Thanks for joining!

    I've made your comment on the other thread into its own post, as I thought it warranted its own discussion. 

    I'm sorry to hear that you're stressed about your PIP review. What stage are you at with it?

    Thank you for sharing with us that you have paranoid schizophrenia and depression. Are you receiving enough support to help you manage those conditions at the moment?
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  • Perry1956
    Perry1956 Member Posts: 2 Listener
    I received the questionnaire yesterday. When I was switched from DLA to PIP about 5 years ago they stopped all my benefits but then reinstated most of them after appeal and the intervention of my Social Worker and Psychiatrist.  
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 25,619 Disability Gamechanger
    It’s perfectly normal to feel this way, the majority of people do.
    Make sure you treat is as a new claim by putting as much relevant information as possible. Adding a couple of real world examples of what happened the last time you attempted that activity for each descriptor that applies to you.
    Include information such as where you were, what exactly happened, did anyone see it and what the consequences were. 
    You can ring to request extra time to return the form. You should still make sure it’s sent in plenty of time for them to receive it and always keep a copy of everything you send. Make sure you put your name and NI number on everything. 
    You should expect an assessment because most people have them even for reviews. Paper based assessments are rare but possible. 


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