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TOPIC: DLA to PIP

DLA to PIP 2 months 4 weeks ago #215054

In that case Gordon you're a super hero!

I appreciate everything you do for me and everyone else on this forum. It can't be easy but you're always here for us in our times of desperate need. Thank you so munch for that. :kiss:

It's just a shame you're kept so busy. xxx
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DLA to PIP 2 months 3 weeks ago #215501

Does anybody know of anything in the PIP Guidelines relating to support for a condition in general. As an example, No significant help from Mental Health resources so therefore has no problem with mental health? I thought i read somewhere that absence of help does not equate to absence of the need for help? I've not worded it very well but i hope you get the gist. xx

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DLA to PIP 2 months 3 weeks ago #215513

jayjaybal

I'm not entirely sure what you are asking :(

Not having a diagnosis or current treatment means does not mean that a claimant cannot receive an award, however, it will certainly make it more difficult, you may be able to overcome this with historical evidence of treatment but the argument is a lot weaker for a mental health problem than a physical one.

Specifically for the PIP activities, you do not need to be actually receiving prompting, assistance or supervision, to show a need for these but you will need to explain how you manage if you do not receive the help but are still able to complete the activities.

Gordon

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DLA to PIP 2 months 2 weeks ago #215552

Sorry Gordon, i was knackered and didn't really explain myself properly.

I can actually give you specifics. Claimant attended a MHRC daily for a number of years. Treated and helped by a psychiatrist there for depression and suicidal thoughts. Psychiatrist committed suicide. Claimant now refuses to engage with mental health services. Assessor uses the fact that there is no significant involvement with mental health services to say they don't have a mental health problem. Claimant has a significant mental health problem. How can i resolve this?

Thanks. xx

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DLA to PIP 2 months 2 weeks ago #215582

jayjaybal

I think the simplest solution is to explain what has happened and that the person will no longer engage with the NHS, it's not an unusual scenario but I think you will need to spend more time explaining their problems with completing the PIP activities

Gordon

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