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Hi, my name is jobo78c!

jobo78c Community member Posts: 1 Listener
I suffer with skizphina psychotic disorder but there no help Ln benefits 


  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 55,264 Disability Gamechanger
    No one claims any benefits based on any diagnosis. If you're under state pension age then PIP maybe possible but it will totally depend on how your conditions affect you against the PIP descriptors.
    For any other benefits like Universal Credit then claiming it will totally depend on your circumstances. https://pipinfo.net/

    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.
  • Alex_Alumni
    Alex_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,562 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello and welcome @jobo78c thanks for reaching out today and telling us a bit about yourself :) Do you feel like you're getting enough support with your mental health day to day?

    Can you tell me if you're you currently getting any benefits, or are you looking to start some claims?

    If you'd like to have a look around the forum you'd be welcome to do so, you can see all the latest conversations in recent discussions, browse all the different topics for discussion on our categories page, or head over to the coffee lounge to get to know other members- there's even a Premier League sweepstake!

    Let us know if we can help with anything, and we'll do what we can to help.

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  • Sue_Alumni
    Sue_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 486 Pioneering
     Hello @job078c and welcome to the community! It's great to have you here. 

    Would you like to tell us  a bit about yourself and why you joined. 
    You can have a look around the forum anytime, and use the 
    categories page to browse topics. If you'd like to chat more casually with other members you can visit the coffee lounge, where there's also some games and friendly competitions to play.

    Are you claiming any benefits at the moment?  Personal independence payment is a benefit for adults who have physical and/ or mental disabilities and need help taking part in everyday life or find it difficult to get around. It is not a means tested benefit.  If your mental health conditions are such that you cannot work you may , depending on your circumstances, be entitled to claim Universal Credit and you could ask to be treated as having limited capability for work or for a work related activity.  

    Are you able to let us know what you need information about so we can help you.

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  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 7,983 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @jobo78c. Welcome to Scope's forum. It is great to see you have joined us. How are you today?

    You have done really well in already finding the courage to reach out to us. What would help look like for you in the ideal world?

    I can see that @poppy123456 has responded to the benefits part of your post. However, if you need any further clarification or support, please don't hesitate to let us know.

    We are all here for you  :)
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