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Pip for anxiety and depression.

rayrar80 Member Posts: 58 Connected
Hi everyone, havent been on here for a while, just after some peoples stories really about your experience claiming pip for anxiety and depressive disorder. I was diagnosed with it june just gone after suffering for years, i am currently on the waiting list for psychotherapy for ptsd also, i had my pip assessment yesterday, i covered everything and the lady sounded really nice but you can never be sure with them, so just hoping for some positive stories from folk with similar experiences if possible, thanks in advnce for any replies.


  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 25,533 Disability Gamechanger
    There are lots of people that claim PIP for how their anxiety and depression affects them. As PIP isn't awarded based on any diagnosis, you can't really compare yourself to someone else because we are all affected differently by these conditions.
  • rayrar80
    rayrar80 Member Posts: 58 Connected
    Thank you Poppy for your reply, just really nervous waiting for the decision now.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 25,533 Disability Gamechanger
    It's perfectly normal to feel this way, most people do.
  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Posts: 7,005

    Scope community team

    Welcome back to the community @rayrar80 :) 

    I'm glad to read that you've finally received some diagnoses, and are on the waiting list for support, having struggled with your mental health for some time. Are you managing okay in the meantime? 

    We've had plenty of members successfully claim PIP for mental health conditions, but of course people's experiences vary. I'm glad that the assessor was nice, and I hope that you don't have to wait too long for your decision letter. Keep us updated!
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  • lili8719
    lili8719 Member Posts: 16 Connected
    I got enhanced daily living for purely mental health issues but I had crisis team and a CMHT. I felt like my f2f assesment was rubbish but I got it so you can never tell til the decision is made. I Hope you get good news.


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