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    Anyone awarded pip for adult ADHD and depression

    Hi anyone had any positive outcome on new pip claim for ADHD and depression ect

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joshna38 View Post
    Hi anyone had any positive outcome on new pip claim for ADHD and depression ect
    I'm also interested to know. Seems as if it's hugely misunderstood by the assessors as they compare it to a physical disability and give zero points based on the fact that they can carry out certain physical tasks or answer questions at that particular time or when prompted, doesn't look like they take into account the individual's ability to run their own life productivley and carry out all the tasks necessary and to a standard that a functioning adult would be able to, to maintain positive social relationships, to keep jobs, to love oneself, to organise and time keep without experiencing difficulty or extreme anxiety, depression or being drained from the sheer amount of effort put in to attempting to be normal and take on more than they're capable of.

    To be honest, I think that most could be appealed as it feels almost like discrimination that all these people are being turned down. I know I'll be appealing if they say no to me. I've literally got to the end of the line and I need financial security, my career path has been all over the place and I've got to a place where I'm in shreds. ADHD and high functioning autism are extremely difficult to understand unless you know the person. They've usually become skilled at 'trying to fit in' so it can be misleading.

    Sorry for the essay lol - that's ADHD for you, tangent specialist

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    Hello ADHDchick

    There are many of us who visit this forum who have illnesses/disabilities that are not a good fit with PIP and the PIP descriptors.

    I know I am one of them. I had to go appeal to gain PIP with no mobility from my transfer of DLA med care, low mobility.

    I agree with what you say about PIP not considering so many aspects of daily living, being unfair for many illnesses.

    That is the whole problem, PIP only looks at meeting the very strictly narrow PIP descriptors, they don't consider any other issues, or problems like being able to work. Indeed many people who qualify for the full entitlement of PIP, work.

    Just to add, I have read on the forum of many receiving PIP for both anxiety and depression without having ADHD.

    Good luck, please come back to the forum to let us all know how you got on.

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    Have you got a local ADHD support group?
    They often have welfare rights officers who understand exactly the problem's you are facing,and can help you fill in the forms

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