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Fibromyalgia, lower back problems -what could I be entitled to?

cazzcazz Member Posts: 1 Listener
I have fibromyalgia and lower back problems I've been unable to work since May 2017 and walk with crutches and have just applied for pip and revived a disabled badge but have no idea what other help I'm entitled to or haw to go about it.

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  • Lasian_AlumniLasian_Alumni Member Posts: 660 Pioneering
    Hi @cazz, welcome to the community! 

    Have you had a look at our benefits calculator? Let me know it helps :)
  • JennysDadJennysDad Member Posts: 2,308 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @cazz and a warm welcome to you. We have many members with fibromyalgia, their posts to be found often in the 'Dealing with chronic pain' and in the 'Talk about PIP/DLA' forums. Perhaps you'd like to have a look and see if you can connect with some fellow sufferers.
    Warmest best wishes to you,
    Richard
    @JennysDad
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    cazz said:
    I have fibromyalgia and lower back problems I've been unable to work since May 2017 and walk with crutches and have just applied for pip and revived a disabled badge but have no idea what other help I'm entitled to or haw to go about it.
    It will totally depend on your circumstances. Do you live with a partner that works? Have you worked and paid enough National Insurance in the previous 2 tax years?
    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.
  • teighanteighan Member Posts: 15 Connected
    Pip goes on how your illness effects you day to day  not what illness you have,I suffer with fibromyaliga too ,I do have crutches but only use them when needed.it is worth putting in for pip but it is a long stressful process. X
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