What's PIP Actually For ?

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Are we all trying to claim the wrong benefit ? I've just been awarded PIP at the standard rate..
For.. "Help with your daily living needs"
But not for "help with your mobility needs"

But the paper work they sent me doesn't mention my 'mental' health.. Its all about washing, dressing and cooking... Luckily for me I'm that far gone I forget to eat, sleep, wash, dress.. So I just about limped over the line.

So why did they go all through my mental health when I was applying ? :scratcheshead:

So who else has applied for PIP ? And how did you do ?
 
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pip may be the difference between nutters coping and not coping and costing them much more

i've got this volunteer befriender coming round he's talking about going to the theatre with me, i gather i'll be expected to pay, maybe thats what pip is for extra costs of disability needing someone with you at the theatre

then theres my difficulties shopping meaning i have to pay for on line deliveries, i feel picked on in the sainsburys queue, whats more i think it's real

then theres my difficulties on public transport a taxi can be easier

then theres having trouble concentrating to cook the cheapest meals

just practising for the interview
 
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i think it is to help you meet your daily needs, which are affected by your mh issues. so you could hire someone to remind you to do these things or something similar, I doubt you could afford to do that actually but I think that is the idea.
 
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I don't understand why everyone was pressing me to apply ? So I live like a tramp... Maybe I'm just a bum.
Don't get me wrong.. I'm not going to turn it down.. Or the back pay.. (which I didn't think they did anymore)

its just... I have self harm issues... I OD on my meds all the time... (not suicide attempts... Just OD's ( I like upping my own dosage))

I could be homicidal ! And that would be o.k. so long as I could wash my hair and do beans on toast... The feeling I'm getting from PIP.. Is that if you can scrape by on the outside then you are fine and its all good...

Did you guys get PIP and what did you write on the form ?

(it could just be me... I think i'm losing my grip)
 
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It's for Therapy, not the Online Therapists that tell you everything you want to hear as long as you pay them. For Therapy, Cognition, maybe Skin Diving Sessions, or Paragliding. For something that helps you actuyalise your emotions and feelings as you're impaired by Serious Mental Health Issues.
Develop your personality, what it's not for is a Case of Glenmorangie or a Brick of Hashish.

Day Trips, Bus Day Trips to get you interacting, finding people very much like you. In exactly the same situation. Time on their hands and nowhere to be. Difficulty functioning, difficulty engaging, difficulty concentrating.
 
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I don't understand why everyone was pressing me to apply ? So I live like a tramp... Maybe I'm just a bum.
Don't get me wrong.. I'm not going to turn it down.. Or the back pay.. (which I didn't think they did anymore)

its just... I have self harm issues... I OD on my meds all the time... (not suicide attempts... Just OD's ( I like upping my own dosage))

I could be homicidal ! And that would be o.k. so long as I could wash my hair and do beans on toast... The feeling I'm getting from PIP.. Is that if you can scrape by on the outside then you are fine and its all good...

Did you guys get PIP and what did you write on the form ?

(it could just be me... I think i'm losing my grip)
but i couldn't scrape by on the outside without pip money i'm wondering if i can cope when universal credit is introduced and i lose the disability premium
 
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but i couldn't scrape by on the outside without pip money i'm wondering if i can cope when universal credit is introduced and i lose the disability premium
The dwp have said that no one will be worse off for switching over to universal credit. As long as there is no change in your health they are going to pay a top up amount so that it matches the amount of money that you get now.
 
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until your claim is reviewed, that means a change of circumstances, thats anything that efffects your benefit entitlement, the list runs to 4 pages of fullscap, my savings have only got to go up or down to trigger it

incidentally instead of 1 pound for every 250 above a certain amount it becomes 3 75

if it was a change in health mental illness is a fluctuating condition anyway
 
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theres the end of esa and it becoming universal credit which means if your getting the disability premiums you lose them with the transfer, theres something called transitional protection but how long that lasts

it's particularly a problem with me living alone on means tested benefits, not everyone is in that situation, some have carers to supprt them some have private occupational sick pensions, it hasn't worked out that way with me
 
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it's beem happening esa becoming universal credit the roll out in my area i think is dec they're going through people by postcode i heard

off course it's mainly those on means tested benefits, without any income etc, theres been apparently a 80% increase in food bank use and the same for housing assoc tenants in rent arears in areas where it's been introduced
 
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I must confess this confuses the shit out of me... And stress's me out.. i think i'll handle this full ostrich.. i'll die before i go to a food bank
 
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, whats pip for? drugs alcohol and loose women, at that seeing the way women avoid me due to stigma loose women may be an idea
 
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I don't think about sex any more.. I'm fat and ugly now, and have absolutely nothing to offer a woman... No woman in her right mind would go for me right now... So I don't even think about it anymore... I don't really miss it.. And I don't 'watch porn' anymore.. If you see what I mean.. I don't miss that either... I'm happier... Another monkey off my back.. Another bag of bricks set down.
 
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The dwp have said that no one will be worse off for switching over to universal credit. As long as there is no change in your health they are going to pay a top up amount so that it matches the amount of money that you get now.

This is not true. I moved from what was at the time an ESA area to a UC area. This was because my block of flats was due to be knocked down and my stepdaughter wanted me nearer as she was concerned at how I was coping/living. Hardly a sign my mental health was better. I lost over £40 a week in benefits. If you move into a UC area for whatever reason they slash your benefits. The top up only applies if you stay in an area and it switches to UC.
 
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