How to get PIP for mental health
PIP is given to those who need it after being assessed by the PIP test.
This means you are judged based on how much help you need and how your condition affects you rather than the condition itself.
You could get PIP for depression or anxiety if you get enough points in the PIP test.
Pat Lewis, tax department manager at Intellect Tax has explained exactly how this works.
She said: “The short answer is if your mental health condition increases the level of help you need in undertaking daily tasks for the relevant period of time, then you should be eligible for PIP.
“The key thing to remember is that PIP is not paid just because you have a certain illness or disability – the crucial factor is how your condition impacts your daily life.”