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what points get Awarded for COPD?

Steve1960Steve1960 Member Posts: 2 Listener
edited January 2018 in PIP, DLA and AA
Hi Happy New Year to everyone . If you dont mind me asking Can Anyone tell me if what points get Awarded for  COPD . I got my PIP at the Standard Rate .But i have just been told i have   emphysema . I have Appealed but i just wont to no if there are Points Awarded  for COPD 
Regards Steve

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  • Pippa_AlumniPippa_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,851 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Steve1960, welcome to the community!

    You might like to have a look at our PIP discussions, and also this information on PIP applications: the points aren't affected by the specific diagnosis you have, but by how the condition affects your life. If you have any further questions, do get involved with our different groups where our members will be happy to help!
  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,257 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi Steve and welcome

    As has been said it depends how you are affected. I too have COPD and receive standard care and enhanced mobility as on most days I am unable to walk 20 metres without severe breathlessness and certainly can't repeat it

    CR
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • Steve1960Steve1960 Member Posts: 2 Listener
    Hi Thanks for Replying ,On the Mobility it is Standard i to can only walk less than 20 metres because i to cant Breath Plus the back of my calfs lock up and cant walk they go rock hard and i have to sit down which is Bad when its raining People look at me and they must think iam Mad sat there in the rain but just cant move   
  • Sam_AlumniSam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,729 Disability Gamechanger
    @Steve1960 you can do the PIP self test here to see how you could possibly score.
    Scope
    Senior online community officer
  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,257 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi Steve

    You should receive enhanced mobility, see 12e

    2. Moving around.
    12 a. Can stand and then move more than 200 metres, either aided or unaided. 0 points
    12 b. Can stand and then move more than 50 metres but no more than 200 metres, either aided or unaided. 4 points
    12 c. Can stand and then move unaided more than 20 metres but no more than 50 metres. 8 points
    12 d. Can stand and then move using an aid or appliance more than 20 metres but no more than 50 metres. 10 points
    12 e. Can stand and then move more than 1 metre but no more than 20 metres, either aided or unaided. 12 points
    12 f. Cannot, either aided or unaided, �(i) stand; or (ii) move more than 1 metre. 12 points

    CR
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • Tinaandeddie1Tinaandeddie1 Member Posts: 1 Listener
    If you won't your appeal why dose it take 2 months for you to get your back date money it be 42 weeks they ow me 
  • freddie1freddie1 Member Posts: 5 Listener
    I have copd and applied for pip and was told I had no points don't understand as I can't walk that far and need help getting in and out of the bath and to put shoes and socks on 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    freddie1 said:
    I have copd and applied for pip and was told I had no points don't understand as I can't walk that far and need help getting in and out of the bath and to put shoes and socks on 
    Needing assistance to get in and out of the bath and help putting your schoes and socks on isn't going to score you enough of points for an award, even if you do ask for the MR. As for walking, telling them you can't walk far isn't enough because it doesn't mean anything.

    You have 28 days to request the MR but based on the above i'd advise getting some help.
    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.
  • noddysgirlnoddysgirl Member Posts: 2 Listener
    I claim pip for fibromyalgia and have just had my renewal sent to me so have added my copd  to the claim I’ve been diagnosed with copd just over 2 years 
    im working part time and finding it hard working with the copd and fibromyalgia 
    im 62 years of age 
    and thinking of retiring and claiming my work pension but unsure weather it would  affect my pip 
    would anyone be able to advise me my pension would be about £64 a  month should I get advise from dwp 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    PIP isn't means tested and won't be affected by any other income.
    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.
  • atlas46atlas46 Member Posts: 827 Pioneering
    Hi @noddysgirl

    Your PIP will not be affected by your company pension.

    Please note you will not get your State Pension till you reach your 66th birthday.

    Therefore, you need to consider claiming ESA, if you finish work.

    You should seek expert advice from a Welfare Rights Advisor, contact Age Uk, for such advice.

    Let us know, if you need further guidance and keep us informed.
  • reggie511reggie511 Member Posts: 2 Listener
    edited November 2018
    Good day ladies and gentlemen, My name is Reggie Manfred, early this year i was suffering from copd i went to different doctor to seek for solution yet i was not able to succeed, I was reading about copd online, In the site forum i got to see an herbal clinic from Africa who prepare herbal medicine to cure all kind of diseases including Emphysema, at first i doubted if it was real due to what my doctor said to me, when i contacted this herbal doctor via his email he sent me the copd herbal medicine through courier service, when i received this herbal medicine, he gave me step by instructions on how to apply it, when i applied it as instructed i was totally cured of this diseases. Friends/Family/ can contact their email on [removed by moderator] please don't forget to say i introduce you to his clinic thanks everyone.
  • YadnadYadnad Posts: 2,856 Member
    edited November 2018
    reggie511 said:
    Good day ladies and gentlemen, My name is Reggie Manfred, early this year i was suffering from copd i went to different doctor to seek for solution yet i was not able to succeed, I was reading about copd online, In the site forum i got to see an herbal clinic from Africa who prepare herbal medicine to cure all kind of diseases including Emphysema, at first i doubted if it was real due to what my doctor said to me, when i contacted this herbal doctor via his email he sent me the copd herbal medicine through courier service, when i received this herbal medicine, he gave me step by instructions on how to apply it, when i applied it as instructed i was totally cured of this diseases. Friends/Family/ can contact their email on [removed by moderator] please don't forget to say i introduce you to his clinic thanks everyone.
    Honestly? I don't believe a word of this. Sounds to me that this African medicine man should be working for the DWP. They would love to have that expertise when assessing ESA or PIP - there is no disease or ailment that cannot be cured!
  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 11,201 Disability Gamechanger
    @MATINA

    Reported post to admin as advertising isn't allowed on the forum. 

    We also encourage members to get medical advice about any treatments 
  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 6,621 Disability Gamechanger
    And here we go again. So easy to spam this forum. Set up properly it simply shouldn’t happen. Says much about the level of IT knowledge. 
  • Emilyb81Emilyb81 Member Posts: 450 Pioneering
    reggie511 said:
    Good day ladies and gentlemen, My name is Reggie Manfred, early this year i was suffering from copd i went to different doctor to seek for solution yet i was not able to succeed, I was reading about copd online, In the site forum i got to see an herbal clinic from Africa who prepare herbal medicine to cure all kind of diseases including Emphysema, at first i doubted if it was real due to what my doctor said to me, when i contacted this herbal doctor via his email he sent me the copd herbal medicine through courier service, when i received this herbal medicine, he gave me step by instructions on how to apply it, when i applied it as instructed i was totally cured of this diseases. Friends/Family/ can contact their email on [removed by moderator] please don't forget to say i introduce you to his clinic thanks everyone.
    Hi there is no cure for copd? I have it and have been told I will have it forever! It either gets worse or stays the same 😔 other than getting new lungs I don't know how someone would or could erase it? The symptoms can be managed with medication to a degree for some people but for me (as I can't talk about other people only my own experience) no medication helps me really? I use inhalers for my asthma I have had since childhood and I have one for the copd and it helped a little when I was first given it however since then I believe like most medicines I've become kind of immune to it 😔 I've been on oral steroids for multiple years too and that has helped slightly however they come with a long list of issues they are causing so the whole thing is an absolute nightmare!
    Now if you are being honest either you never had copd or its still there? If you are lying or misleading people hoping they are vulnerable and trying to make money off them is out of order! 
    I kind of take this personally because having this illness has devastated my life in so many ways! Only a person who has struggled to get oxygen knows how scary that can be! So I am sorry if you are genuinely trying to help people but I get a feeling this is a sales pitch rather than a concerned person wanting to help people? Just doesn't seem right! 😔
    And in response to the original post as I've said I too have copd I can't spell emphaseema so I say copd! My life is affected massively by it I can't even get from my front door to taxi door without stopping for air it's ridiculous! I do know of another person who also has it and she doesn't take inhalers she rarely gets out of breath and for the most part seems to not suffer hardly ever? Like most people she has bad days too but what I mean is that's why it's more about how these illnesses affect our lives individually rather than a diagnosis because everyone is different? Same as someone with depression might not be affected unless going through certain situations? And others like myself again have it kicking my backside out of nowhere no trigger no warning no way to prevent it so all illnesses affect people in different ways? I hope you manage to get what you are entitled to hope we all do! 😊🙏🤞 Someone sent me a link on here with a file explaining all the things you get points for? Breaking it all down made it easier for me to understand? Just wish I knew how to post it to you @Steve1960
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