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Could I be eligible for pip?

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maggie116
maggie116 Community member Posts: 2 Listener
edited January 2023 in PIP, DLA, and AA
Hello, everyone I’m a total novice at claiming anything but I wonder if any of you think I could be eligible for pip. In 2012 I had breast cancer and as a result have lymphoedema in my left arm, which causes me huge  issues ie heat which particularly impacts on an6 potential job.  In Feb 2022 I had a liver transplant which went well, but I have suffered back pain ever since which is intolerable some days.  I am finding it hard to manage financially now.  Many thanks

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,930 Disability Gamechanger
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    PIP isn’t about a diagnosis or about you’re ability to work. It’s how those conditions affect you against the 12 PIP activities. 
    No one here can tell you whether you would be able to score enough points needed for an award because we don’t know how your conditions affect you. 
    There’s some information here https://pipinfo.net/
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community member Posts: 16,150 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @maggie116 - & welcome to the community.
    As far as PIP goes, it's not about any diagnoses, but rather how your disability affects certain activities of daily living &/mobility. Have a look at the activities/descriptors that are looked at with PIP here: https://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/asset-library/personal-independence-payment-descriptors-and-scores-april-2022.pdf

  • rebel11
    rebel11 Community member Posts: 1,669 Pioneering
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    If you are finding it difficult to carry out day to day tasks with your health / conditions you have, then you should definitely apply. It isn't straightforward and at times can be frustrating.   
  • Ilove2crochet
    Ilove2crochet Community member Posts: 20 Connected
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    Exactly what everyone else has said... hope it goes well. It is a long process filling the form out but put absolutely everything down, and always give at least 3 examples of each descriptor that is relevant to you.
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