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I have fibromalgia

freddyboy66freddyboy66 Member Posts: 3 Listener
 Hi What benefits would i be entitled to please?

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  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,258 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello and welcome freddyboy

    depending on your situation you could be able to claim ESA and PIP

    1 )Try putting your details into an online benefits calculator
    2) try taking the self tests at B&W. they have both ESA and PIP available without charge.
    http://www.mybenefitsandwork.co.uk/pip/indexxx.php



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  • NicolaHNicolaH Member Posts: 5 Listener
    I get pip for having fibro as well as a few other chronic illnesses if thats any help
    xx

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  • TopkittenTopkitten Member Posts: 1,263 Pioneering
    Fibro, like other chronic conditions, gets progressively worse in most cases. It depends how bad it is for you as to what benefits you get. It usually isn't automatic.

    TK
    "I'm on the wrong side of heaven and the righteous side of hell" - from Wrong side of heaven by Five Finger Death Punch.
  • Dee26Dee26 Member Posts: 2 Listener
    How do you know if you have 

    fibromalgia ?

  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Dee26 said:
    How do you know if you have 

    fibromalgia ?

    Because like 1000's of others including myself the other person has most likely been diagnosed. A true disagnosis of fibromyalgia can only be diagnosed by a rheumatologist.
    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
     Hi What benefits would i be entitled to please?
    Hi,
    PIP the benefit that's replaced DLA is possible. PIP isn't awarded based on a diagnosis, it's how your conditons affect you daily. Google PIP descriptors and a list of the points scroing will come up. Other benefits will depend totally on your other circumstances.
    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
  • Tori_ladybugTori_ladybug Member Posts: 2 Listener
    I got the diagnosis by a consultant three years ago. I still manage to work as I am too scared to apply for benefits. 
  • Dee26Dee26 Member Posts: 2 Listener
    You should apply for benefits, dont be scared, go for it 

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