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Too honest on PIP forms?

judie220801judie220801 Member Posts: 1 Listener
edited May 2018 in PIP, DLA and AA
I have varies illnesses and applied for pip yet they refused me saying i only scored 3 points for one of my illnesses when i called them to ask how could this be they replied because you was to honest REALLY ??? is there anyone who can advise about re applying and  being honest but i know i should have been entitled to pip due to other illnesses


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  • markyboymarkyboy Member Posts: 368 Pioneering
    PIP is not about how many illnesses you have as two people with the same conditions can get different awards it's all about how your condition affects you  carrying  out the descriptors on the application form
  • markyboymarkyboy Member Posts: 368 Pioneering
    My advice to all new people who are planning to claim PIP  is study and research the PIP process before you put pen to paper to give yourself the best chance to be successful because if you get the wrong result and go down the appeal process the tribunal always refer back to what you put on the application form..
    Too many people apply for PIP put all there conditions down get medical evidence and expect to get a result without knowing how PIP works
  • whistleswhistles Member Posts: 1,590 Disability Gamechanger
    Agreed is not about your illness, it's about how you are effected.
    If you say you are not affected then you won't qualify.

    I don't believe in telling people to lie. But some of us struggle on in silence and that's not what they want to hear. If you can't do something, be honest. 
    Do not follow me, I don't know where I am going.
  • YadnadYadnad Posts: 2,856 Member
    I don't understand how someone, never mind the DWP saying it, can be too honest when completing the PIP claim form or at the face to face assessment. The world has gone mad!
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