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Hi, my name is raja007!

raja007 Member Posts: 1 Listener
I have COPD emphasema and need a lung transplant I have also been diagnosed with stage 4gold osteoporosis due to long-term steroid use because of COPD.
I also have arthritis in my hands.
I was on pip and and had money stopped due to a miscommunication I appealed through solicitors and got reinstated but I have asked for an increase from standard rate mobility to enhanced rate due to mobility problems and have been waiting for 8 weeks now just get a letter every two weeks stating it will get sorted soon.
My initial change of circumstances was last year June when I got siagdiagn with osteoporosis will I be entitled to get my increase backdated and am I entitled to any other benefit or help as I struggle with what I am recieving.
On top of all this the council have demanded a back payment towards care costs for the last two years of over 1200 pounds along with a 11pound per week contribution which I can't afford.
Please can you help and advise me .
Thankyou for your time and assistance.


  • thespiceman
    thespiceman Member Posts: 6,389 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @raja007   Pleased to meet you welcome.

    Thank you for sharing. Sorry what has happened.

    Please can I suggest have a look at our benefit information.  Lots of advice and from our community members useful knowledge.  Always worth a look. Very helpful.

     May I also suggest contact CAB  for benefit advice, information.  Look on their web site lots of advice and what you may be entitled to.

    I know I have used it myself..  Understanding the complex and confusion of benefits is never easy. 

    We are a supportive friendly community.

    Ask the community anything some one will know .

    Please take care


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    Richard_Scope Posts: 3,176 Scope online community team
    Hi @raja007

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