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paganbornpaganborn Member Posts: 6 Connected
I just won my pip tribunal for anxiety and depression. This was my 3rd attempt but first tribunal. I followed it through this time. It took 48 weeks to be seen. I'm on standard rate for care and mobility ....yes I got mobility part because I can walk but I get disoriented in strange places due to anxiety. My payment will be backdated to aug 2018. There is hope out there for mental health to be taken seriously and as a recognised disability. I hope my message gives hope to anyone in same position. To add I felt like walking in there saying "yes I can peel a carrot , chop it and cook it! 🤣


  • ROLLERBALLROLLERBALL Member Posts: 11 Connected
    glad to hear you won the pip.i to get disoriented in strange places.there is hope out there.jb.
  • paganbornpaganborn Member Posts: 6 Connected
    It's awful but i tell myself it's not going to kill me so I try to stay positive which is not easy with depression. Good days and bad days it's life hey 😉
  • michfinchmichfinch Member Posts: 173 Pioneering
    It seems like I am on the same rate as you and I have another Appeal. I have Epilepsy, Anxiety and Depression and it’s the hidden illness’, such as Mental Health, which seem to be being addressed now, long time overdue. Well done.
  • paganbornpaganborn Member Posts: 6 Connected
    I'm just glad it has paid off. I can now stop stressing about it. I nearly walked out twice I got very stressed. Hope you get higher rate. 
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing team Posts: 7,968

    Scope community team

    Great to have you with us @paganborn. Thanks for sharing your positive outcome with us ⁠— it's always good to hear them!
    Senior Community Partner
  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @paganborn   Pleased to meet you welcome.

    Thank you for joining and sharing.

    Well done to you congratulations. Also a positive message.  Much appreciated.

    I am one of the team of community champions.  We guide, advise and help new members who join the forum.

    I have mental health issues . Happy to be supportive and is there anything you wish to have any help or support with .

    Please ask. I know seeking help with your mental health is important. I use mental health charities.

    Used this one last time if this helps you.


    Get floating support or an outreach worker. Advice and guidance with your mental health well being.

    Something to consider. Also any support with anything else including benefits.

    Might not be in all areas.

    Please have a look around our website. We are friendly, care and share.

    Please if there is anything else you wished to know please ask.  Some one from our team or community will know.

    Please take care.

    Community Champion
    SCOPE Volunteer Award Engaging Communities 2019
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  • emmarenshawemmarenshaw Member Posts: 712 Pioneering
    Hello @paganborn I'm Emma, one of the Community Champions who are here to help and advise. Welcome to the community. It's great to have you here.
  • pollyanna1052pollyanna1052 Member Posts: 2,031 Disability Gamechanger
    Great news that you won your PIP. Good for you for hanging in there.xxx
  • AilsAils Member Posts: 2,268 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @paganborn and welcome to the Community.  It is nice to meet you and thank you for posting such a positive result on the forum.  Congratulations too!  It just shows you that there can be success stories about PIP sometimes and it will give our members encouragement.  I'm glad you didn't give up and it has paid off.  I hope you enjoy your time on the Community and I look forward to seeing more of your posts.  If there is anything we can help/support you with then please just let us know.  All the best.   :D
    Winner of the Scope New Volunteer Award 2019.   :)
  • paganbornpaganborn Member Posts: 6 Connected
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