Unemployment due to depression or dyslexia/dyspraxia.
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I was wondering if there was a link between unemployment and these conditions. To clarify, dyspraxia is a clinical name for someone who appears clumsy and may lack organising and social skills.
Advent Challenge: Money made: £0. Days to Christmas: 59.
Have you had long time unemployment due to depression or dyslexia/dyspraxia? 4 votes
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I am dyspraxic...it is one of a number of conditions I have...it is one of the reasons I am unable to work, and also one of the reasons I was awarded PiP.
Why do I get the feeling the OP is suggesting anyone with one of the conditions mentioned is 'playing the system'? ...simple answer to the initial question is..SOME people with the conditions may be able to work, some may not = just like many many other conditions.
Obviously it is hard to explain any condition.
The poll is about reasons for unemployment. It is all right if the poll shows more people have long term unemployment without having dyslexia/dyspraxia or depression. The poll should only tell the truth, after all.
I made a phone call (okay, my Mum/Carer made the call)…filled out the form, explaining how my conditions - including dyspraxia - affected my day-to-day life...I sent off the form with various bits of supporting evidence...I had a face-to-face home visit...and a few weeks later got the letter of award.
PiP is all about how your condition(s) relate to certain very specific criteria...so for example, my dyspraxia is so severe that I cannot coordinate my limbs, and my balance is all but non-existent - this means I need aids in the bathroom (a level access shower - with seat and hand rail..and a hand rain by the loo too...this gets me a couple of points for the 'bath/toilet' section of PiP...I was awarded more points for my ability to cook - dyspraxia is so severe that I cannot use a knife safely.....when the assessor/decision maker looked at all the criteria, I had enough points when totalled up to justify an award.
If you are thinking of claiming PiP then you really need to look at all the criteria and decide which (if any) apply to you.