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How do I apply for pip

becca20003becca20003 Member Posts: 1 Listener
Hiya I have triple x syndrome, severe dyslexia and hyper mobility and I currently waiting for news on extra material on chromosome 16 will I qualify 


  • pollyanna1052pollyanna1052 Member Posts: 2,031 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi, PIP claims are based on how a condition affects you, not just the names of diagnosed conditions.

    Have a look at PIP self test for guidance. You can do your own testing and it doesn't go anywhere. I have tested myself with varying levels of ability to see how I might score.

    Aids, appliances and help from people help towards your score.

    You usually have to have a face 2 face assessment, where you will be scored.

    If your score isn't what you expect, you can go for an MR...mandatory reconsideration and if that fails, you can go to tribunal.

  • wilkowilko Member Posts: 2,328 Disability Gamechanger
    @ becca20003, hello and welcome, PIP is a benefit to help you with your daily living activities and mobility issues in relation to the PIP descriptiors. It is not awarded on a diagnosis or illness or the amount of prescription drugs you are taking. Before you apply for pip take a self test to see if you would qualify for the benefit. To find out more about PIP and the descriptiors goggle PIP self test. PIP descriptiors and you will get all the information you need, to help you make the right decision to apply for pip or not. 
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,653 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @becca20003 and a very warm welcome to the community. Here is some information about the PIP process: https://www.scope.org.uk/advice-and-support/benefits/personal-independence-payment/

    Also please take on board what others have said about it not being about a diagnosis. If there’s anything we can help with then please do just ask. We’ve had a lot of people go through the process so have lots of experience on the site!  :)

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