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I have anxiety, depression and was diagnosed with trigemeral neuralgia, can i get PIP?

Julie19_83Julie19_83 Member Posts: 1 Listener
edited February 2019 in PIP, DLA and AA
Hi.y name is Julie. I'm 35. Never knew about this group until having a wee nose about online to see if I could qualify for pip. I've just had a baby 8 weeks ago. I suffer from sever anxiety and depression . I get thos horrid fear of I know I have to go out there for I need to prepare my self mentally ect . Had it since I had my 2 year old daughter was born. It's got worse after I had my baby 8 weeks ago. When I was 7 weeks pregnant I was diagnosed with trigemeral neuralgia . Worst pain I have ever experienced. It's a nerve pain in my head and when I have a flare up which is very painful. It starts with tooth ache like pain at the bottom of my jaw and works up to the top of the left side of my mouth and then the whole left side of my face feels like some one is going down it with a hot poker. The pain is excruciating . To the point that nothing pain relief wise helps it. I'm on epileptic medication for my condition. Has any one ever got pip for my condition? For both my conditions . It's frustrating and if anything it's making my anxiety and depression worse as it can just come on out of the blue. Thanks for reading 


  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 23,267 Disability Gamechanger

    PIP isn't awarded based on a diagnosis, it's how those conditions affect your ability to carry out daily activity based on the PIP descriptors. You can't compare yourself to anyone else when claiming PIP because we're all affected differently.

    Have you taken a look at the PIP descriptors and done some research into what they mean? For PIP isn't about scoring points in different activites and 8 points is needed for an award and there's 2 parts to PIP, daily living and mobility.

    You must also have had the condition for at least 3 months and expect it to last a further 9 months at least.

    Evidence will be needed to support a claim because they rarely contact anyone for any of this.

    A face to face assessment is most likely needed as most people have them. It's rare to have a paper based assessment.

    Proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice I have given to members here on the community.
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