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Hi, my name is JGILL1962! My husband has meniers disease and is wanting to apply for PIP

JGILL1962
JGILL1962 Community member Posts: 2 Listener
edited January 25 in PIP, DLA, and AA
My husband has meniers disease and is wanting to apply for PIP but very worried that he won’t be able to drive anymore if he does. Has anyone else applied with meniers disease.

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  • Albus_Scope
    Albus_Scope Posts: 2,883 Scope online community team
    Hi there @JGILL1962 and welcome to the community. I hope you're doing ok today?

    People can work whilst claiming PIP, so your husband has nothing to worry about there. Does he drive for work? 
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  • yanni
    yanni Community member Posts: 88 Pioneering
    edited January 26


    Applying for PIP won’t mean he can’t drive provided the DVLA have determined he is safe to do so. It is the DVLA who decide if someone is safe to drive not the DWP /PIP.  It is a driver’s responsibility to tell the DVLA of any conditions which may make them unsafe to drive.

    You don’t need to report hearing loss or tinnitus to the DVLA but, regardless of applying for PIP, if he experiences“ dizziness that is sudden, disabling or recurrent”your husband must tell the DVLA.

     It is a legal requirement to do this and, unfortunately it may mean he is not able to drive until / unless the dizziness is under control.

     His insurance is also likely to be invalid if he hasn’t told his insurers of the Menieres symptoms as it may impact his ability to drive safely. 

     https://www.menieres.org.uk/files/pdfs/Driving.pdf.

     https://www.gov.uk/dizziness-and-driving


     

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