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Help me get benifits

wollie

wollie

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I'm on nothing at the moment, and have applyed for PIP but was rejected.
I live with my D and her husband in a private house, but after deductions I get nothing at the end of the week.
It makes me ill that I can not pay my way.
 
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Hi wollie do you get esa or jobseekers cos I’m sure you must be able to claim something. Especially if you’ve worked in the past. I’m sure someone should be able to help you more than i can as i dont know anything about benefits. If you have a local One Stop they will be able to advise you.there usually based in libraries
I’m sure your daughter does not think badly of you. If it was the other way round I’m sure you’d be more than happy to take then in if you had to.
 
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hi Wollie

in my area there are benefits advisers in the Wellbeing hub
it may be called something else where you live
its a mental health centre, that is separate from the NHS

I think you can also contact benefits advisers though the CAB
and you should have one of those in any area

I would not attempt a claim without that kind of legal assistance
because its so tricky to get your illness across

:grouphug: ✨
 
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Hi Wollie,
I'm so sorry you were rejected for PIP, many people get it awarded on appeal.
It's worth trying again, do you have a citizen's advice bureau (CAB) locally?
Ideally if your to sick to work you should be on universal credit.
Good luck
 
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Hi I recently helped my son apply for universal credit of which he was awarded but what I didn't realize was he should of been on sickness benefit He had sick notes and was diagnosed with depression and was on medication also When you apply online to get universal credit there is a part on there where it asked I you are fit for work You tick no obviously Just make sure you have your sick notes all up to date Hope this helps and hope you guys didn't mind me cutting in xx
 
Confusedandanxious

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Pip is apparently really hard to get, and so I avoided it and applied for ESA instead. I was placed in the support group initially.

I decided to try for pip a while after I was awarded ESA and was accepted. The woman who did my interview thing said the most important thing to help cases of mental health is letters from psychiatrists, therapists and stuff. No matter how small you may think it is, such as appointment letters. They all help. I had many letters when applying for pip and I think that is what helped.

I was also told that those who are denied should appeal as there is a high percentage of cases that are granted through appeals.

So keep appealing, keep trying. Get advice from citizens advice. I know its stressful, I think they rely on that to put people off!
 
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ramboghettouk

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they've closed my case letters from therapists psychiatrists etc are hard to come by
 
Confusedandanxious

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they've closed my case letters from therapists psychiatrists etc are hard to come by
Just reapply and re appeal. Have citizens advice help you if you need it. Describe how and why you have difficulty with day to day things.
 
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i've got the benefits to some extent it just worrys me if i'm put to the question again, will reapplying help without supporting evidence, citizens advice i phoned said i was schitzoprenic the guy said he'd spoken to his boss and they couldn't help me, told me to phone mencap when i said it's a totally diffferent illness for gods sake he said you don't have to swear

they have since got that dwp money but i've heard you have to queue at the civic centre to even be given a appt and i have extreme social anxiety how i can handle queing in a crowded office if i phone last time i got a recorded message then i was disconnected, even if i get to speak to someone and say i'm schitzoprenic, everyones probably saying similar things nowadays
 
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I've recently had my ESA review. They sent the questionnaire thing and I filled it in expecting to be called up for a face to face. Especially since I no longer had letters handy, and I had been discharged.
They never asked for a face to face. My claim didnt change.
Even when my last face to face before that resulted in me being declined and having to appeal.

You can always say you need a home appointment if they ever do call you back.
 
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i had the work capability questionairrre last xmas, some women i knew filled in the form after spending 3 afternoons talking to me, she went with me to see the gp. i passed on paper, i recently asked the women to send a copy of the form e mail to me, i was surprised it was so acccurate, i didn't think i qualified, i guess that year in a hostel were i was told i was stabilised on drugs and as long as i took them there was nothing wrong with me, they even had the people signing on as fit for work

the women is now looking after her seriously ill elderly mother hasn't the time

home appt that box of paints in the hallway and the plants in the living room god knows what they'd make of it and where do i put them, i've heard they look in the kitchen for evidence you've cooked a meal
 
Confusedandanxious

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i had the work capability questionairrre last xmas, some women i knew filled in the form after spending 3 afternoons talking to me, she went with me to see the gp. i passed on paper, i recently asked the women to send a copy of the form e mail to me, i was surprised it was so acccurate, i didn't think i qualified, i guess that year in a hostel were i was told i was stabilised on drugs and as long as i took them there was nothing wrong with me, they even had the people signing on as fit for work

the women is now looking after her seriously ill elderly mother hasn't the time

home appt that box of paints in the hallway and the plants in the living room god knows what they'd make of it and where do i put them, i've heard they look in the kitchen for evidence you've cooked a meal
Really? I never would have thought theyd check the kitchen!! My job centre woman told me to make sure I asked for a home appointment because it helps show you're struggling with anxiety. Either that or have someone attend the appointment with you, which I have to have anyway.
I find it equally anxiety inducing having them come to my home as I do going to them with support. Neither is easy. It's such a bitch because it makes the majority of people with mental health issues unwell just dealing with all of this.
Though I do understand it is easy for people to play the system. Which sucks that people do
 
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ramboghettouk

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i think it depends on whether they get it into they're heads your playing the system if they decide that your finished, could do with pip mobility as i'm struggleing living by myself on the money and i get pip high support, god knows how those on lower cope

london is hard my jesus guy is moving out because he can't afford the cost of living said it'll be interesting to see where you are in a years time
 
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