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TOPIC: ib and going out

ib and going out 7 years 4 months ago #14138

hi im on IB for depression and anxiety.i go to group therapy and am under the nhs cmht.on my ib50 i put i couldnt go out on on my own.is it ok though to go out on my own if im having a better day which is not very often.but part of my therapy is to try and get out more even if it once a week and just for a walk up the road to the shop.is this a change of circumstances.i dont think it is as im no better and to get out is a real struggle.we are made to feel like we should stay in but im not sure what to do.i sometimes feel like im being followed or spyed on.what would happen if the dwp thought i was better would they review my benefit or just stop it.

any advise would be great


from a worried woman

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Re:ib and going out 7 years 4 months ago #14141

Hi Helchis,

If your condition hasn't improved, it's highly unlikely that your IB award will be changed.

In any event, if the DWP want to stop a claimants IB, they have to have a reason to do so and carry out a review, they cannot just stop it.

I don't think you have anything to worry about, going out for a few hours or so is allowed for those in receipt of IB.

Kind regards.


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Re:ib and going out 7 years 4 months ago #14149

thanks jim

does going out for a few hours here and there on your own on good days ok even if you put on ib50 form you cant go out alone.i dont know how many points i got as i was exempt.i find it hard to go out but as i said its part of my therapy.to try and get out once a week on my own. im not better health wise.i dont want to get into trouble though.Thanks again jim for answering and merry xmas

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Re:ib and going out 7 years 3 months ago #14169


The DWP should look upon this as you trying to improve your health. As a aside you are able to do some permitted work without losing your benefit which is also trying to help you through your illness. See


Healthy New Year


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