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jill1958
jill1958 Community member Posts: 4 Listener
Hi I was wondering if anyone can tell me if I'm intitaled to any benefits for having cancer three time and having organs removed because of it, I work full time and starting radiotherapy a week on Monday 

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  • Richard_Scope
    Richard_Scope Posts: 3,637 Scope online community team
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    Hi Jill
    Welcome to the community. We have advisers that may be able to help. Please click here
    Have you been in contact with McMillan?

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  • jill1958
    jill1958 Community member Posts: 4 Listener
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    No I haven't spoken to anyone 
  • CockneyRebel
    CockneyRebel Community member Posts: 5,209 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi jill and welcome

    You sound like an amazing person to be able to cope with the trails you have had

    The two main benefits are paid not on the condition your have but your inability to do things
    ESA is the benefit for people that are unable to work due to sickness or disability
    PIP is the benefit that helps people who have difficulty with everyday tasks or mobility and can be paid to people who work full time.

    There is plenty of info on this site about both please have a look around and come back with any questions

    CR
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • jill1958
    jill1958 Community member Posts: 4 Listener
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    Thank you,I've also been told I'm classed as disabled cause I've only got one kidney by occupational health 
  • CockneyRebel
    CockneyRebel Community member Posts: 5,209 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hopefully one of the advisors will be along with some ideas, you could try the self test for PIP

    http://www.mybenefitsandwork.co.uk/pip/indexxx.php

    CR

    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • Pippa_Alumni
    Pippa_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,790 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @jill1958, I've moved your post to the Ask A Benefits Advisor category, however in the meantime I'd definitely recommend having a look at the Benefits Calculator, also linked above!
  • jill1958
    jill1958 Community member Posts: 4 Listener
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    Hi I scored 0 on everything on the pip assessment cause I can look after myself, knowing me I've filled it in wrong 
  • BenefitsTrainingCo
    BenefitsTrainingCo Community member Posts: 2,621 Pioneering
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    Hi Jill1958

    As others have said ... generally it is not the condition itself that affects entitlement, but rather it is the way your condition affects you that is important for health and disability benefits.

    Unfortunately it's a rather negative experience as we have to focus on the things that we can't do or are difficult. And the rules are very complex of course. I would suggest you do the self test and benefits calculation as others have already mentioned. When it comes to the detail of your case i'm afraid we won't be able to discuss this online and i would suggest you contact a local advice service if you need help beyond online.

    Best wishes
    David
    The Benefits Training Co:

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