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Hi, my name is Terry26!

Terry26 Community member Posts: 2 Listener
Hi everyone. Just looking for some friendly advise as I'm at the end of my tether. I suffer from Rheumatoid Arthritis and Fibromyalgia, i really want to work and I've reduced my hours to 20 a week but I'm fighting all the time trying to claim enough to support my partner and I. She's given up full time work to part time  help me and I'm at the point of just giving up and giving up work as the system doesn't seem to help the people who want to. I do claim the lower level of pip and dla but no matter how much I try I get no where. What annoys me most is the people who get everything and more and low and behold there's nothing wrong with them. DLA Now according to the nice people at the DWP you need to be deaf, dumb and blind and by no means able to  do anything for yourself. But people get the full payment and drive cars, I know this because people are doing this were I live. So how does that work ? or do I have to lie threw my teeth which is something I don't want to do.
Anyway that's enough ranting, lol that's actually made me feel better'
Thanks for listening 


  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 53,808 Disability Gamechanger
    edited February 6
    You can't claim PIP and DLA at the same time. DLA no longer exists for working age people, unless you're still claiming it because you haven't been invited to apply for PIP. 

     For PIP you do not need to be blind, deaf or dumb (and I really hate that word!) to be entitled to Enhanced mobility. I claim Enhanced mobility for physical conditions but I can walk and do most things but I can't do them regularly and reliably. I also have a mobility car. 

    No, you don't have to lie to claim anything and doing so will be seen as benefit fraud. Whether there's entitlement to the full amount of PIP will totally depend on how your health conditions affect you. 

    As for people claiming benefits when there's nothing wrong with them, please don't judge others this way. There's many people out there that have invisible conditions and just because you can't see them, it doesn't mean they are perfectly fine, far from it in fact.

    There's a saying, that you shouldn't judge a book by its cover and how true that is!!
    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.


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