The disability benefit people rang my supported housing manager and ask her some question about my aggressiveness when out in public when I’m psychotic and having overwhelming paranoid delusions/ she asked what’s the protocol and my manager said they don’t let me out unsupervised. I was peed when they wrote I was aggressive as I’m not violent but my manager reassured me that aggression can be verbal… My manager also said I don’t need support in the community when mentally well. It is noted I have severe social anxiety in the letter. I’m hoping I get award high rate mobility,
I’'m from the U.K. for people unaware PIP is a disability benefit. It has been increasing hard to get it with government cutbacks…
Good for you! It sounds like it will be a good thing.
That’s excellent that you aren’t being interviewed. I had to apply for it last year when I got switched over from DLA. I got high rate care and high rate mobility, but only for 18 months so I have to reapply next March.
Good luck with it, although it sounds as though you have a good chance of getting it.
That would be GREAT if you get it! A HUGE help!
Can I ask did you get high mobility because you MH difficulties are all the time in relation to going out in public or is it a fluctuating condition.
I haven’t got the result yet, just been told don’t need to attend face-to-face. I’m hoping for high mobility. I now know it isn’t as hard as it was before to get. I do have problems with social anxiety (my community nurse wrote it as severe social anxiety in PIP letter) but the anxiety is fluctuating. I can fake being confident in public but I have a pre-planned conversation in my head and if it doesn’t go to plan I get worried I made myself look stupid in front of people and I catastrophize about how I looked stupid. this will stop be going out in public for days and days.
Also when I’m psychotic with paranoid delusions I have been accused of aggressiveness in public. I dispute this as I’m not violent but my supported living manager said aggressiveness can be verbal aggression.
If I’m honest I’m hoping for high mobility.
The condition is fluctuating. I didn’t leave my house for about a year because I thought that people in the school next door to me were spying on me and testing microwave weapons on me. When I relapse this gets bad and I can’t go out unless my partner comes with me. I also have social anxiety.
I’ve been doing a lot better over the last couple of years and started a part time job (which is going badly) a couple of months ago so I don’t think I’ll get the mobility component when I have to apply again.
It sounds to me as though you have a good chance of getting high rate mobility.
Bloody well done mate! I never had a face to face either for my PIP. I never applied for mobilty - as i can actually go out most of the time with no problems - i just choose not too most days.
I seriously doubt tho you will get high mobility. From experience dealing with them you will be lucky if you get low. Still a nice wedge every month tho.
Nice one. Rog.
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