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Fluctuating conditions

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bluefox
bluefox Community member Posts: 640 Pioneering
Is PIP still the over 50% rule. So six months of the year etc or 4 days a week out of 7

Is depression a fluctuating condition? Like you can have episodes and remission?

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,964 Disability Gamechanger
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    Yes I would say it definitely is. However PIP isn’t awarded based on any diagnosis.
    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.
  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
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    Yes to all of that.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • bluefox
    bluefox Community member Posts: 640 Pioneering
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    Okay so for depression. You would need to be affected 4 days out of 7. Or for more than six months of the year?
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,964 Disability Gamechanger
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    bluefox said:
    Okay so for depression. You would need to be affected 4 days out of 7. Or for more than six months of the year?
    As advised yes. It’s the same for all your conditions.
    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.
  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
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    bluefox said:
    Okay so for depression. You would need to be affected 4 days out of 7. Or for more than six months of the year?
    As per my previous reply - yes.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • bluefox
    bluefox Community member Posts: 640 Pioneering
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    So both apply

    4/7 days
    or 2 months fine, 4 months not so fine, 2 months fine, then 4 months not fine
  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
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    Stop confusing yourself, think of it as how you are on 183 days out of 365.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,964 Disability Gamechanger
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    You are making this more difficult than it is. As we advised yes! As long as it’s more than 50% in total. 
    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.
  • bluefox
    bluefox Community member Posts: 640 Pioneering
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    Thank you, poppy. 

    Sorry 
  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Scope Posts: 12,508 Disability Gamechanger
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    Don't worry @bluefox- it can be an anxious time! How are you feeling today? 

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