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Denied PIP twice!

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I have been denied PIP twice over the years.

I really struggled with my employment and my psychiatrist suggested to go part-time and that seems to have worked. I have kept the job for a year!

I live at home, but I struggle a bit financially. Is there any help out there?

I feel like I have no choice sometimes and find myself looking for full-time jobs even though I know it's not a good idea at the moment. It's more difficult to keep a job than to get one for me.
 
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you cant get pip if you work im sure from what i understand ? what part in london are you from
 
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you cant get pip if you work im sure from what i understand ? what part in london are you from
You can get PIP if you work according to the Citizens Advice website. I'm in North West London.
 
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you can get pip if you work it;s not means tested, however if you manage to hold down a job, they're likely to say your not that seriously disabled, i think i'd be limited on my meds to some extremely part time work but would the dwp understand
 
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You can get PIP if you work according to the Citizens Advice website. I'm in North West London.
going to ask tomorrow on the ward currently in hospital ill see what i can find
 
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with DLA there used to be a working allowance separate benefit
but yes as other said
sometimes DWP see your part time work
as evidence that you dont need benefits

I think there is a way round this
if you are doing ' supported work '
which is work sanctioned by the mental health team

still probably a struggle though

:grouphug: 🌠
 
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I claimed while working, it is possible.
Keep trying and go to appeal if you need to.
Good luck
 
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I claimed while working, it is possible.
Keep trying and go to appeal if you need to.
Good luck
Thank you. Also the fact that I've had to settle for a not so well paid job to avoid the stress. I work in data entry. It is extremely repetitive work. I feel that's what keeps me going at the moment. If there was more of a variety in my work and if I had to pay more attention I would really struggle too.
 
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Have you thought about ESA?

You can definitely get pip while working. I was on both pip and esa while working. Only 8 hours a week work but I think I could have done more if my mental health allowed me. Unfortunately I couldn't even handle that
 
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I worked while on DLA and also claimed family credit (now working tax credits i think)
 
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Have you thought about ESA?

You can definitely get pip while working. I was on both pip and esa while working. Only 8 hours a week work but I think I could have done more if my mental health allowed me. Unfortunately I couldn't even handle that
if you did serious hours on your esa they'd cut your esa, it is means tested your allowed to earn so much on top, though as i said that can effect their view of your level of disability, if you've got proffessional support in the background to deal with those clarks, they have some funny views, aren't trained in serious mental illness see everything as mild depression and before anyone says anything i know depression can be serious

i was told by a social worker all those years ago my job counted as therepeutic earnings didn't point out what it means or offer to do the legwork applieing, tooo much like hard work, never had the time to queue at the benefit office they did the same to the learning difficulty guy downstairs
 
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if you did serious hours on your esa they'd cut your esa, it is means tested your allowed to earn so much on top, though as i said that can effect their view of your level of disability, if you've got proffessional support in the background to deal with those clarks, they have some funny views, aren't trained in serious mental illness see everything as mild depression and before anyone says anything i know depression can be serious

i was told by a social worker all those years ago my job counted as therepeutic earnings didn't point out what it means or offer to do the legwork applieing, tooo much like hard work, never had the time to queue at the benefit office they did the same to the learning difficulty guy downstairs
I work between 20 - 25 hours a week so do not think I qualify for ESA. I have a diagnosis of bipolar disorder and have had a psychosis previously. When I applied last I had a different diagnosis of schizoaffecive. So I know it doesn't matter what you have, whether it be depression, schizophrenia, bipolar etc. You need to meet their crietera to qualify. I am going to try again. If I do not get it this time, I'll let it go.
 
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I work between 20 - 25 hours a week so do not think I qualify for ESA. I have a diagnosis of bipolar disorder and have had a psychosis previously. When I applied last I had a different diagnosis of schizoaffecive. So I know it doesn't matter what you have, whether it be depression, schizophrenia, bipolar etc. You need to meet their crietera to qualify. I am going to try again. If I do not get it this time, I'll let it go.
most people win at appeal they rely on people giving up at the mandatory reconsideration stage were your practically automatically turned down
 
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