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TOPIC: PIP assessment

PIP assessment 10 months 6 days ago #197209

I am in process of applying for PIP. After recent illness I am left with various physical disabilities on top of preexisting mental health issues. Because of physical issues I am having quite a lot of input from social services physio and phycological help. If I am having help from these various sources (which I am not paying for) would DWP assume that I do not need money from PIP because help/support is already being funded?

Also because of my disabilities social services have supplied some aids/appliances. I have had to purchase some further aids and will have to purchase more in future. I am wondering if it would help me score points and indicate the range and severity of disabilities if I noted the aids supplied by social services and the aids I have purchased myself?

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PIP assessment 10 months 6 days ago #197210

Hi c,

DWP will not be interested in what you do with your money, be that PIP or anything else.

You should certainly tell them about your aids as this can gain points. This is explained in the PIP guide.
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