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Hi, my name is Stew!

Stew Member Posts: 1 Listener
Can anyone advise me if COPD is recognised as a disability by the DWP 


  • JennysDad
    JennysDad Member Posts: 2,299 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @Stew and welcome to the community. Good to have you with us. I am not an authority on this but I get the impression that it IS a recognised disability, but the extent to which the DWP recognizes it depends on the severity of the condition and how much you are affected by it. The following quote is from another discussion relating to COPD and PIP:

    "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!"

    Others more knowledgeable than I will be along in due course :)
    Warmest best wishes to you

  • CockneyRebel
    CockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,212 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi Stew and welcome

    Yes, I have COPD and it is recognised as a condition but to receive a benefit will depend on how much it affects the things you can do

    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • Pippa_Alumni
    Pippa_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,793 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @stew, and welcome to the community!


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