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Alcoholic 1 month 2 weeks ago #264928

Hi all, I am a recovering alcoholic but things are tough. I may apply for PIP because I also have anxierty and depression. Should I mention that I am a recovering alcoholic? I don't want to be seen as someone who has depression 'because they are off the booze' as one not so nice person said to me recently.

Alcoholic 1 month 2 weeks ago #264945

Hi Linda

Welcome to the forum, you might want to have a look at the following FAQ which explains where everything is

Welcome to Benefits and Work

I would mention all your conditions including embarrassing ones, I was at a telephone Tribunal last week with a ongoing alcoholic and we were successful. One of the questions the claimant found hard to talk about was their incontinence due to their habit.

If you have any further questions please come back to the forum.

The following user(s) said Thank You: Faith, lesley, Linda
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