am I likely to be awarded P.I.P

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Hi All,

This is my first time ever posting anything so bare with me lol. I have made a claim for PIP after being advised to by my support worker. I'm not sure if my condition is something that can be claimed for. I have been diagnosed with Anorexia Nervosa, Depression, Emotionally unstable, Split personality disorder borderline, andssomething beginning with S Syndrome. I also can't be trusted to eat and have to be prompted and supervised when doing so also I have social phobia severe anxiety and panic attacks so I am unable to go out. I even get a text ffrom boots when my prescriptions are ready. I also haveto be ssupervised when taking my meds as I take extreme levels of laxatives and need to be reminded to take my anti depressants. I also have my friend to bring me shopping as i ccan't fface interacting with people face to face. This is all due to bad things that have happened to me and I am going to be receiving CBT therapy and have been referred to an eating disorder clinic too. I'mjust rreally anxious about this whole process really and I had an appointment for my medical assessment due tomorrow but they cancelled it! I phoned pip and explained that I have problems with going out and if I send them all evidence and diagnosis could they consider making a decision without an assessment I was told to send it in and see. I ddon'tsee how they can see mental health issues by seeing you anyway..... but I also have a lot of pain in my stomach and other bits due to the ddamage my anorexia has caused and laxatives some days I can'tget out of bed. i know im an idiot what I'm doing to myself but I can't stop. II'vealso got to have an op coz of it. Can anyone please give me there opinion or similar experience with claiming for any of these conditions as I was never going to claim in the first place. Sorry to go on and on and bore u with my problems lol.

Thanks for reading :-)

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    It sounds to me as if you have a good chance of getting it. If it is there for you take it. Do not regard it as a benefit as such but simply as an acknowledgment that it does cost more to live as a disabled person. That is how it is really.

    Good luck with all this.

    Take care and let me know how you get on.

    Sarah

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      Thanks Sarah for your message. I hate the word benefits as it makes it puts you in that bracket lol.

      I will keep you posted on how I get on i was just wondering if it is something that they consider to be a disability.

      Thanks again x

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      Ofcourse it is a disability, look at what you can't do.

      Maybe you don't lillke that word either and do not wish to be classed as a disabled person.

      But think of it this way, none of us is perfect so in a sense we are all disabled in one way or another.

      With some people that disability is just more obvious.

      Keep in touch

      Sarah xxx

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      It's just being given a label as u say we all have flaws no one is perfect the world would be a very boring place if we were all the same.

      as marilyn Monroe said "I'd rather be completely mad than absolutely boring" lol.

      I will do hun and u xx

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    Hi, why you didn't ask your Gp to call them for home visit ? And getting a txt from boots for your  prescription it's nothing as some ppl they get their meds delivered to their home . Is your friend can say she/ he are your career ,and you are not boring anyone here got a problem because all of us have some kind of disabilie and we are here to help each other , but if you have enough evidence and the support of your Gp and any consultant from the hospital this will help , you take care and I'm sure some experienced ppl will write on your wall. And give you advice 
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      Thanks nadnad for your reply. My doctor isn't really the best person to help me out he was the one who prescribed me laxatives again after I had battled so hard to stop taking them and he gives me 3 different lots on prescription!! Good thing for a doctor to prescribe someone with an eating disorder. But it was easier then him sending me for tests etc. Just laziness on his part. But the temptation was put there again and unfortunately I'm hooked again.

      I was reading some of the posts put on here before i registered and everyone seemed really genuine and helpful so i thought I'd join.

      Thanks again.

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      Welcome to the new family . Some doctors are not good and some they won't send a patient to the hospital it's to do with the cost . So that's why they take the alternative to prescribe anything themselves , which they shouldn't but nothing we can do, 
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    Hi Meme

    Looking through the PIP discriptors there are several which relate to Mental Health and the need to be 'prompted' or 'assisted'

    First is preparing a meal where prompting scores 2 points

    Taking Nutrician scores 4

    Managing a Health Condition 2

    Washing and Bathing 2

    Toilet Needs 2

    Dressing/Undressing 2

    Engaging with people face to face 2

    Budgeting 2

    If you scored all of these (& remember I don't decide the DWP Decision Maker does) then you would have a total of 18 points. 12 gets up the enhanced rate (Highest) rate of PIP.

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