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Applying for PIP (UK)


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I have an interview for Personal Independence Payment on Friday. (For those of you who don't know, PIP is the successor of DLA.)

Obviously, I'm not trying to cheat they system. In fact, I've resisted applying for ages and denied that I need it.

Nevertheless, I have to resist they built-in tendency to give the best possible impression and say that I'm doing okay when I'm not.

So, can anyone offer any advice of things to say/do during the interview? I want to say, "what can I do to make sure I get it?", but I don't want get it if I shouldn't.
Hi Divrom,

Would you mind sharing your experiences with this? I'm sorry to not have responded before now, I have only just seen this and haven't any knowledge of it myself except knowing that it exists.

What do you have to do in order to qualify for an interview?

Where do you apply?

What support do they offer?

I hope it went alright for you and you managed to put yourself across as best as possible!

Aspergers Syndrome: Teacher. UK
I, too, am interested in this. Currently on ESA and my application for DLA was rejected years ago, before I got my diagnosis.
The trick with DLA and presumably with PIP to describe how things affect you, based on your worst possible day. The Day From Hell, as it were.
You get nothing for having a disability, only for how your disability affects you. You really have to lay it on thick, like laying cement with a trowel.
I have to change from DLA to PIP next year and I'm not looking forward to the change over which will likely cause me great stress.
Thanks you guys, very interesting. I am having a really bad patch right now and am really struggling so could do with some support.

Aspergers Syndrome: Teacher. UK

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