Remaining politically neutral during General Election 2024


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Hi, my name is KPB! It's so stressful waiting. I feel it'd be a waste of time if it's denied

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KPB
KPB Community member Posts: 4 Listener
edited September 2022 in PIP, DLA, and AA
Feeling mentally exhausted!!!!! I am an advocate for family member, who is in Respiratory/congestive failure.
Applied For PIP on the end of May/beginning of June. Had assessment, just waiting on a decision, it's just so stressful waiting, especially as his condition is dia, and is now on Oxygen. 
After all the hard work, I feel it would all have been a waste of time, if its denied. There just seems no sense of urgency. Not a negative person, far from it, but that's how you get, I now understand what everyone is going through. 

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  • [Deleted User]
    [Deleted User] Posts: 174 Listener
    edited September 2022
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    Delays are common unfortunately. Due to Covid and cost of living stresses causing Ill health, More people are claiming PIP. I had to wait nearly 9 months.(7 months seems to be average) Lockdown didn't help matters. Hope fully if awarded theyll get a nice lump sum.
  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Scope Posts: 12,508 Disability Gamechanger
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    Welcome to the community @kpb :) 

    Fingers crossed the decision will go your way! As you've suggested, many people feel the same way as you, so you're certainly not alone.

    I can imagine that being an advocate for a loved one could be particularly exhausting. Are you receiving any support for yourself? It's important that you look after your own wellbeing.

    National Campaigns Officer at Scope, she/her

  • KPB
    KPB Community member Posts: 4 Listener
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    Thank you all for your support and reassuring words, a moment of weakness there I think, working and caring for someone, gets a bit tiring at times, but doing my best. 
  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Scope Posts: 12,508 Disability Gamechanger
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    You can only do your best @kpb :) We're all here to support you!

    National Campaigns Officer at Scope, she/her

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