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I cant walk far and am in agony. Well that's the form through the post, thank God I have citizens advice coming out to help me fill it in, it's to be returned before 27th December, I hate that they have done this just before Christmas, Ive had to call my psychiatrist for an early appointment because of the way I am feeling. i been to the first interview but he was si rude i felt horrible afterwards he awarded me no points..can anyone just help as i have one to ask, Hi I claimed it for my dh who has bp2 in may last year and he was awarded at enhanced rate without a interview in october. It’s hard to say if the level of help you need will qualify you for PIP. I get PIP for bipolar. It's actually necessary to get assessed, in order to progress to PIP. Mumsnet has not checked the qualifications of anyone posting here. I strongly advise you have a friend or family member go with you to the assessment, it is extremely stressful and I don't think they understand mental health at all, all the questions are related to physical disability really. As for PIP and other benefits, just think of it as a process. You have not been prescribed any medicine or activity to do at home. It’s been a long road to get here I was getting DLA they then said it had to change over to pip when I finally had my assessment I was turned down I went for a MR(mandatory Decision) and lost that so I sent in for appeal that was last April and I’ve just won it. I didn't expect to get awarded it to be honest as I didn't put a great deal of information on the form. I have been awarded standard rate for daily living (11points) and no award for mobility (4 points), the award is until July 2019. Whilst I will be seeing a benefit advisor very soon I was just wondering if anyone has any tips for completing PIP form especially relating to bipolar? I've got an informal diagnosis, and have to go to a tribunal soon, to get PIP. The decision was made using the evidence I sent, and no medical was required. This is page 1 of 1 (This thread has 20 messages.). You are able to take or apply your medicine, and do activities your doctor (or nurse or health professional) told you to do, without any help. Don’t feel you have to fit your answer into the box provided. Anxiety is a feeling of unease, worry or fear, and can have both psychological and physical symptoms. Lee-Ann wrote: Hi My condition means that the answers would be very different depending on whether I am experiencing depression or mania. Nikita L(6) Posted on 11-06-2014 at 4.41AM . Focus on your day to day life for now. These are just some of the organisations who have subscribed to Benefits and Work: Royal College of Nursing | Birmingham CAB, Spinal Injuries Association | Coventry Mind, Chesterfield Law Centre | Colchester Borough Council. If you have bipolar disorder, you'll need to visit your GP regularly for a physical health check. My DH has bipolar ( type 2 rapid cycle) and works full time and gets higher rate care.i filled in his forms and he was awarded straight away with no assessment, however he was under the care of the crisis team at the team( he needs these about 3 times a year when he has bad patch). Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation. PIP is paid every four weeks, so those amounts can be quadrupled to work out how much your payments would be. I will lose seventy four pounds a week, I don't know how I will be able to cope with this. OP here, I don't have to go for a medical assessment as they have enough evidence on paper, still waiting a decision though. These are known as components. They awarded it on the basis of the evidence I sent & didn't make contact with my psychiatrist, which surprised me. I got a higher rate PIP for bipolar. The assessment was quite degrading. He asked many times through the interview about socializing and where I liked to eat out, go to the cinemar, pub, etc. I have been awarded standard rate for daily living (11points) and no award for mobility (4 points), the award is until July 2019. Just that really, I have been on DLA for around 18 months and its swapping over to PIP, I just wondered if anyone else is claiming PIP for Bipolar and how the process went.Thanks in advance. I get PIP for bipolar. I'm having some difficulty in deciding how to answer the descriptors and what additional information to write. It's a process, a procedure to qualify. The PIP appeal tribunal is much more informal than going to court - you won’t be in a courtroom, and there won’t be any witnesses or jury. Hi there, I am not though will have to apply for PIP once my DLA ends - I will watch this with interest. Yes it is difficult trying to let others know how hard life can be, I had to appeal my ESA because I go to the shop which is opposite my house, I have my renewal for ESA coming up in February, so it will be a stressful few months. Welcome to the forum, you … But as a general rule, if you are depressed, you feel sad, hopeless and lose … You can get the full amount of PIP on top of other benefits or tax credits. Best of luck to you both. Add message | Report | See all. I have done the online tests and should score enhanced care and standard mobility, but I would be happy to walk away with standard care only. It does take some months from the beginning to the end of the process, sometimes longer, but eventually things get sorted out. However the benefits structure in the UK is currently being reformed. Treatment for bipolar disorder aims to reduce the severity and number of episodes of depression and mania to allow as normal a life as possible. Hopefully you wont have to appeal namechange let us know how you get on. The symptoms of depression can be complex and vary widely between people. Would it be worth appealing this as I believe there are a couple of areas where I should have been awarded more points? I'm so sorry you're going through this. Treatment options for bipolar disorder. Ive joined Benefits and Work so am reading through some of their guides just now, I have Citizens Advice coming out on the 11th to help me fill in the forms, but I'm not hopeful, I rarely leave the house but it's getting them to believe this. If I were to appeal this, could I be asked to attend for a medical? For instance, you could receive £605 a month if you qualify for both enhanced amounts. Special diet 3. My condition means that the answers would be very different depending on whether I am experiencing depression or mania. The assessor really didn't seem to believe it when I said I don't generally go to new places without support. The form and assessment was so degrading and I felt like I was talking to a wall even though I had my support worker with me. Notice when your condition gets worse We support both claimants and professionals. I might subscribe to benefits and work, I wondered if it would be degrading. Nothing on this board constitutes legal advice - always consult a professional about specific problems, www.benefitsandwork.co.uk/help-for-claimants/pip. It can be tiring, mentally and physically. Benefits and allowances are sometimes available for individuals diagnosed with bipolar. Have you looked at benefitsandwork.co.uk? Anxiety and depression. Because Bipolar Disorder is listed in the impairment listing manual of the Social Security Administration, a person with Bipolar Disorder who wishes to file for disability benefits can win by satisfying specific criteria. Advanced directives. There is a lot regarding mental health activity 11 planning and following a journey is a lot to do with mental health not your physical ability to do it. Citizens Advice Bureau also has offer advice and guidance on benefits. The Appeals have something around a 60% Pass rate, the Government are being vilified for cutting people off, so if he's declined don't lose heart or give up. It’s been such a long process. Disability Living Allowance (DLA) is a benefit for people who need help with their personal care, need supervision and/or need help with getting around. Thanks for sharing your experiences. Lanaorana1 Sun 25-Sep-16 19:12:37. It, and the accompanying tool, will help you ask the DWP to look at their decision again. PIP is paid directly into your bank, building or post office account every four weeks. Sign up here, Win up to £500 worth of clothes: Share what you would buy from Zalando, Talk widget showing discussions of the day & trending threads, Subscribe to Mumsnet emails direct to your inbox. Keith Thompson, who lives with bipolar disorder, had his PIP reduced from £420 to £220 because he did not score enough points on his assessment. Painkillers or tablets prescribed by your GP 2. Bipolar Disorder Not Otherwise Specified (BP-NOS) is a category that is used to identify a case of bipolar disorder that doesn't fit in either Bipolar I or Bipolar II. They could be a social worker, nurse or occupational therapist or anyone else who understands disabilities. If you made a claim for Personal Independence Payment (PIP) and you didn't get the award that you think you were entitled to, don't give up. To be honest, I'd be surprised if they'd award it to you without meeting face-to-face (if they've already asked you go to in for an assessment), and, even then, they might deny you it. It is based on the level of help you need because of how your condition affects you. The tribunal panel will not be wearing robes or wigs and will consist of: A judge, A doctor, and; Someone called a ‘disability member’. Hi I just wanted to say that I won my appeal today for pip. Lee-Ann, I have a similar story (BPD, no F2F) and got Standard Daily and no mobility but a 3+ year renewal. I'm having some difficulty in deciding how to answer the descriptors and what additional information to write. My only concern is I am starting a 27 hour a week job in September. PIP has two payment rates instead of three DLA has, there's High and Low. Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated. PIP and other benefits. I would appreciate any advice. Although the process can be long and arduous, you can win your claim if you have the right knowledge and fortitude. It is just so difficult having to tell a complete stranger about all the things you can't do and can't cope with. This guide will help you decide if you should challenge the decision. It has two "components", a care component and a mobility component. At the time I thought "great", but I thought about it a day and decided to do the MR. Just wondered if anyone had (successfully!) To use this feature subscribe to Mumsnet Premium - get first access to new features see fewer ads, and support Mumsnet. Episodes of depression tend to last longer, often 6 to 12 months. Hi everyone! They have really good advice, though it's subscription only. Will DWP know this? From 8th April 2013 DWP started to replace Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for working age people with PIP. Lee-Ann wrote: I have today received an award letter from DWP. Ensure that you meet the SSA requirements for the application for benefits. In addition to specific PIP form question tips, we have listed a few general tips for filling in the PIP form: Always use the ‘extra information’ boxes to explain exactly how your illness affects you. He had been very ill and under the care of the crisis team all summer so im sure that helped.make sure when you fill the form in list ALL the help you need to function as that helps too. Personal Independence Payment (PIP) helps with the extra costs you have because of ill health or disability. PIP is made up of 2 parts, ‘daily living’ and ‘mobility’. When it came to the face to face interview however I wasn't long out of hospital having been in on a section and that obviously went in my favour. Good luck, thankyou i will..im going on my own too as my frie nd cant make it, I have just been turned down for Pip i was on dla im bi polar i also have mobility issues due to having a ripped tendon in my foot i take tramadol on prescription for the foot pain. PIP is not designed to help people whose disability or health condition only impacts on them in the short term. - £200 voucher to be won, Would you like to test Pura’s eco nappies or plastic free baby wipes? The mobility questions are worded in a way that makes it almost impossible for anyone with a mental problem to qualify, even if you needed taxi or lifts everywhere. Personal Independence Payment (PIP) helps with some of the extra costs caused by long-term disability, ill-health or terminal ill-health. PIP is not based on the condition you have or the medication you take. I had cried and worried for the past 2 weeks and I am convinced I am going to be turned down. PIP is not affected by your income, capital or savings. I am in the process of making a PIP claim on the grounds of my bipolar condition. When it came to the face to face interview however I wasn't long out of hospital having been in on a section and that obviously went in my favour. PIP for Bipolar? To have no time for ‘gender disappointment’, To wonder how people make it to adulthood without knowing, What are your best budget buys this Christmas? However, BP-NOS is still outside the normal range of behavior or mood for a person. I am waiting to see if I get awarded anything but I think I will lose it all. I have been diagnosed as bipolar for just over 7 years and recently also with maternal OCD and a psychotic disorder. Best of luck - it's so stressful. This means that it should have been affecting you for 3 months prior to your filling in the form, and that you expect it to impact on your health for a further 9 months. Lee-Ann, Carry on browsing if you're happy with this, or find out how to manage cookies. If you need help urgently, see our mental health web guide which can point you to expert advice. I've had numerous admissions and crisis team referrals so I think that made a big difference. How to win a PIP appeal How to win a PIP appeal. To comment on this thread you need to create a Mumsnet account. Creams, lotions or injections prescribed by your doctor Example of activity you may have been told to do: 1. What does it take in 2018, 2019 and beyond to win Social Security disability benefits when your disabling condition involves depression and/or anxiety? If you're diagnosed with the condition, it's important to talk to your psychiatrist so you're fully involved in the decisions about your treatment and care. I am in the process of making a PIP claim on the grounds of my bipolar condition. Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated. I have today received an award letter from DWP. The decision was made using the evidence I sent, and no medical was required. A form and assessment needs to be created for mental health only. I didn't expect to get awarded it to be honest as I didn't put a great deal of information on the form. I got the feeling the guy didn't believe a word I was saying. The charity Disability Rights UK has a fantastic website to help you through the benefits maze. In having special shoes made by the hospital orthotic department between my mental health issues and physical pain i dont know where to turn. Shopping, house work are not taken into consideration, Hi just seen this about bypolar can you help me. You’re assessed on the level of help you need with specific activities. Examples of medicine: 1. You must have a documented history of bipolar disorder. Many people with mental health problems receive DLA. He asked the same questions over and over again in different words, the same questions that were on the form so I think the whole point is to try and catch you out? Any advice please and thanks, I had to move from dla to pip and had my medical assessment even though the medic profession was not fully trained in mental health. Special exercises 2. Over 80,000 claimants and professionals subscribe to the UK's leading source of benefits news. claimed Personal Independent Payments for bipolar disorder? PIP will replace Disability Living Allowance for people of working age (16 to 64 years). I have been on indefinite DLA for bipolar and ASD but now being transferred to PIP. If you’re living with a terminal illness it will be paid weekly. Keep a diary 4. Personal Independence Payment (PIP) is a benefit designed to help with the extra costs resulting from disability or long-term ill health. Got my decision, it went in my favour and I was awarded enhanced rate for Daily Living. The very best wishes for your recovery and health. If a person is not treated, episodes of bipolar-related mania can last for between 3 and 6 months. 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