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Scoliosis

ian48ian48 Member Posts: 3 Listener
Hello my son is 16 & been diagnosed with scoliosis he is awaiting surgery in August, it doesn't stop him from doing things at present he is currently sitting his exams is there anything he or ourselves can claim for help my partner works part time because I myself am disabled. Thanks

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  • Sam_ScopeSam_Scope Member Posts: 7,732 Disability Gamechanger
    Welcome to the community @ian48

    We have a benefits calculator here that is a good place to start, let us know if you have any further questions.
    Scope
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  • ian48ian48 Member Posts: 3 Listener
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    ian48 said:
    Hello my son is 16 & been diagnosed with scoliosis he is awaiting surgery in August, it doesn't stop him from doing things at present he is currently sitting his exams is there anything he or ourselves can claim for help my partner works part time because I myself am disabled. Thanks
    If his condition doesn't affect his daily life then he most likely wouldn't qualify for PIP unfortunately.

    You should already be receiving Child tax credit and child benefit for him. As for anything else for him then no, not unless his condition affects his daily life.

    Please do use the benefits calculator to know what else you could claim.
    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.
  • ian48ian48 Member Posts: 3 Listener
    Thank you his condition doesn't affect him until the operation the recovery will be 6_12 months was just wondering for help after 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Basing it on the lower recovery time then he wouldn't qualify for PIP because you have to expect the condition to last at least 9 months. If he does score points then they may not award him anything because of the lower times scale, unfortunately.
    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.
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