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TOPIC: PIP

PIP 1 month 3 days ago #235799

Cruella

You've missed the point!

If you don't socialise because doing so would cause you distress then you might score.

If you choose not to socialise then you won't score.

This is about how you present your problems so words like "avoid" do not help you.

Gordon
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PIP 1 month 3 days ago #235802

Thank you, so it is more about how I describe my situation. I need to be clear that I want to socialise, and avoid it because of opd, and then explain in detail the effects having face to face engagement has on me, how I feel when trying to have face to face and the struggles.

I think if my consultant writes about me not socialising and avoiding it because of anxiety, that I have to elaborate myself on the details as in my paragraph above

Is that ok, ?

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PIP 1 month 2 days ago #235836

Cruella

Yes, that's what you need to do.

Gordon
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PIP 1 month 2 days ago #235859

Gordon's second post about having a person trained in social support is pretty significant to remember- the DWP won't just accept anyone/friend/family member as the person supporting you.
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PIP 1 month 2 days ago #235874

Ellen wrote: Gordon's second post about having a person trained in social support is pretty significant to remember- the DWP won't just accept anyone/friend/family member as the person supporting you.


If the DWP won't accept family, etc, as the person offering support - are you able to use the argument "if I didn't have family to support me then I would need a person trained in support to do so"?
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PIP 1 month 2 days ago #235878

Maxit

You don't have to be receiving the support to score but you must show a specific need for it and of course, if you are not receiving the support that you are unable to interact with other people.

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