What is ‘psychological distress’ for the purpose of personal independence payment (PIP)?
For the purpose of personal independence payment (PIP), the law states that “overwhelming psychological distress” means distress related to an enduring mental health condition or an intellectual or cognitive impairment;
The phrase “psychological distress” is relevant to the following personal independence payment activities:
9. Engaging with other people face to face.
1. Planning and following journeys.