Remaining politically neutral during General Election 2024


Under guidance from the Electoral Commission and Charity Commission, it's important that Scope remains politically neutral during General Elections.

While we understand that this period will see many passionate discussions and do not want to discourage open discussion, we cannot allow discussions which are purely intended to influence voting.

As ever, please make sure that your comments remain respectful of other people's opinions and keep to our online community house rules.
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shell0208
shell0208 Scope Member Posts: 5 Listener
Hi all, 
Im sorry this is more of a rant to get it out than anything so I apologise if this annoys anyone. 
So today After a very long time I decided to apply for PIP and got the paperwork sent via email. As I was filling it out and attaching the paper work evidence, I felt really deflated and annoyed and upset because when someone looks at these papers, they are not going to see the daily struggle and nothing on them paper show in black and white that I should have chronic pain. I just feel like I will get over looked because my problem is such a common thing for people to have- (degenerative disc with some osteoarthritis and Sheurmanns disease- that supposedly doesn’t cause pain) that it won’t even register as a problem with them. I did explain as much as I could the different precautions I take daily to help manage my pain- not that they work, but I just feel let down already. Has anyone else felt this way? Or am I being ridiculous? 

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,135 Disability Gamechanger
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    A lot of medical evidence doesn't state exactly how your conditions affect you, that's normal. It's your responsibility to tell them all of this when filling out the form. Adding a couple of real world incidents of what exactly happened the last time you attemped that activity for each descriptor that applies will help. Include information such as where you were, what exactly happened, did anyone see it and what the consequences were.
    You are the only person that knows exactly how your conditions affect you. Remember, PIP isn't awarded based on any diagnosis. If you haven't yet sent it, take your time and do a little each day. The more details you give (without telling you life story) the better it will be for you.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
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