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Hi, my name is Quirkylady!

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  • stephan41621536
    stephan41621536 Scope Member Posts: 18 Connected
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    Hello l was wondering if someone could put my mind at ease the only benefit l am  entitled to at the moment is pip .l have severe anixiety and depression l am on medication as l cannot work because of it . I just wondering l having c.b.t at the moment but because of the length of time pip l properly have finished my .c.b.t . Will they not give me pip because of this . I am so dreading the face to face assessment the form has not arrived yet and having been having panic attacks because of it . I would have to have to go though all this worry and not get it at all. I think there is a part of the form where you have to list treatments any advice on how to approach this would be great . As you can see by the time my anixiety on worrying about things like these causes constant insomnia . If anyone who suffers mental health could give me some advice and maybe put my mind at ease thanks. The form should arrive next week and l am dreading filling it in been asking myself if it's all worth it.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 55,112 Disability Gamechanger
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    Your CBT ending doesn't mean you're no longer entitled to PIP. When filling out the form, in the part about the treatment, this also applies to medication so if you take that then put the name and doseage down of all the medication you take. (if any) If you don't receive any treatment then there's nothing to put down.
    Is this a review of an existing claim or a first time claim?
    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.
  • stephan41621536
    stephan41621536 Scope Member Posts: 18 Connected
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    First time claim the form has not arrived yet sorry what l meant was l will properly still be receiving c.b.t. When writing the form but when going for the assessment it will have properly finished. I just wondered if they would think l was better having finished my therapy and what do l tell them at the assessmentif the c.b.t. Has finished will they think well she had c.b.t. So she better and with mental health that's not the case .
  • Alex_Alumni
    Alex_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,562 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @Quirkylady and welcome to the community, thanks for reaching out. 

    I can completely understand why you're feeling worried about your CBT ending during your PIP claim. As Poppy has mentioned, your CBT finishing won't mean you won't be getting PIP. 

    And I agree, it's certainly not the case that when therapy finishes you're suddenly better. If you can talk about the way in which your mental health impacts you day to day (even while having CBT), then that will be clear evidence for the assessor and decision maker. 

    It would be really helpful to keep a diary, or make notes of examples you can include. Scope has some advice and tips on how to complete your PIP form, which I hope is useful for you.

    If you'd prefer to speak to someone over the phone in more detail, or by email, then you can also contact the Scope Helpline as well :) 

    If we can help with anything else, please do ask, we're here to support you.

    Alex
    Online Community Coordinator
    Scope

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  • stephan41621536
    stephan41621536 Scope Member Posts: 18 Connected
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    Thank you all for your comments they have been very helpful and helps me feel better prepared than l would of other wise. I will take all your advice and put it into practice. Thanks again the forum is invaluable.
  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 7,983 Disability Gamechanger
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    Glad we were able to help you @stephan41621536. It is the very least you deserve. Please feel free to let us know how it goes! Wishing you the best of luck with it.

    Don't hesitate to let us know if we can do anything else to support you. We are all here for you, even if that is just as a listening ear  :)
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  • Alex_Alumni
    Alex_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,562 Disability Gamechanger
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    Thanks for your lovely feedback @stephan41621536 I'm glad the online community can help support you :) 
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