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    schizophrenia negative symptoms and pip

    can you apply for pip if your suffering negative symptoms of schizophrenia, i have always suffered this part of the illness and it effects my daily life really badly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gazzmg View Post
    can you apply for pip if your suffering negative symptoms of schizophrenia, i have always suffered this part of the illness and it effects my daily life really badly.
    Gazzmg,
    You are eligible for PIP if you have a mental health and/or physical illness in which symptoms of that illness present you problems with performing day to day activities of life.

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    The more important question is whether you can be awarded PIP.

    The basic requirement to be awarded PIP is to qualify, as a result of a disability or health condition, for at least 8 points on the Daily Living activities or at least 8 points on the Mobility activities. In other words, it is the effects of all your symptoms that matter, not exactly how those effects arise. It makes no difference that the effects arise from schizophrenia rather than another condition.


    If you are in doubt as to whether you qualify, apply anyway unless you already have DLA.

    If you have DLA, you can volunteer to be reassessed for PIP, but can only do this if you are in a 'natural reassessment' area. A decision to claim PIP commits you to a process that will end your DLA award, whether you pursue the PIP claim to a decision or not.

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