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    High rate care and mobility for epilepsy.

    I just got my pip decision today, and it is high rate for both. So anybody with epilepsy and depression out there, it is possible.

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    Congratulations, always great to hear the success stories.
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    Cheers. Jees I wasnt expecting it to be as good as that.

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    Fluffy carpit can I ask types u have my child has tonic /.absents , medicated ,

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    Congrats on your award, now you can relax.

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    that,s good news, as mags said, you can relax now

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    Thank you Mags & Deebee x. Stacy, it makes no difference whatsoever what type of seizures you have, it is all about how it impacts your day to day life. It impacts mine massively hence the higher rates. x

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    From what I have been reading on other forums Stacy, it does seem like it is hard to get pip for epilepsy. I just think it depends on how severe the epilepsy is. I don't know how severe your child's epilepsy is, but I have seizures 20+ times a day, and I would need a calculator to work out how many I have on a night lol. But like I say, they take into account the frequency of the seizures and how badly it effects your day to day life. So somebody having 1 seizure per month for example would probably struggle to get pip in my opinion unless they had other problems that would get them points. x

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    Quote Originally Posted by fluffycarpet View Post
    From what I have been reading on other forums Stacy, it does seem like it is hard to get pip for epilepsy. I just think it depends on how severe the epilepsy is. I don't know how severe your child's epilepsy is, but I have seizures 20+ times a day, and I would need a calculator to work out how many I have on a night lol. But like I say, they take into account the frequency of the seizures and how badly it effects your day to day life. So somebody having 1 seizure per month for example would probably struggle to get pip in my opinion unless they had other problems that would get them points. x
    To be honest I believe that a lot depends on how and what you put on the PIP 2 form and how much evidence you send in.
    I am also on a specialist forum for just one of my many conditions and as of yet I am the only one that has been refused PIP out of the country. That condition doesn't affect anybody any different. You either have the condition or you don't. All of us on that forum have the same/ very similar needs because of it.
    The only difference is that I didn't get help filling out the PIP2 - others did, and I never sent any evidence in - didn't know what they wanted to see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tallit View Post
    To be honest I believe that a lot depends on how and what you put on the PIP 2 form and how much evidence you send in.
    I am also on a specialist forum for just one of my many conditions and as of yet I am the only one that has been refused PIP out of the country. That condition doesn't affect anybody any different. You either have the condition or you don't. All of us on that forum have the same/ very similar needs because of it.
    The only difference is that I didn't get help filling out the PIP2 - others did, and I never sent any evidence in - didn't know what they wanted to see.
    I totally agree it is how well you fill the form in and what evidence you send in. I have been getting just the lower rate mobility now for probably 10 years. When I first filled the form in I didn't have a clue and sent no evidence. Then I heard of people with epilepsy with no where near the severity I have getting the care component so I thought this can't be right. So I researched how the forms should be filled in properly, and got real good evidence, and made sure that I told them everything. If I had of done that 10 years ago I probably would have got the high rate in both then. So yeah Tallit, I agree mate.

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