What benefits am I entitled to?
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HIV is treated as chronic illness, what benefits can you get?

What extra financial support is available for someone living with HIV?

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  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @JimaylahHope89 Pleased to meet you welcome.

    Thank you for joining and sharing.

    I am one of the team of community champions who help and advise new members who join.

    Please have a look at our on line benefit checker .  It is a handy tool which should give you an idea what benefits you may be entitled to.

    Also find out more information about benefits  on our website.

    Please ask if we can advise on anything. Some one will know. A member of our team or a member of our community.

    Please take care.

    @thespiceman
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  • steve51steve51 Member Posts: 7,175 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi  @JimaylahHope89

    Good Morning & Welcome 🙏🙏

    It’s great to meet you today !!!!!!

    Please please let me know if there’s anything that I can help / support you???
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    Other than PIP, which isn't means tested then claiming any other benefits totally depends on your circumstances. With no information it's impossible to answer your question.

    You need to speak to an advice centre near you, like CAB for a full benefits check.

    For PIP, it's not about a diagnosis, it's how those conditions affect your ability to carry out daily activities based on the PIP descriptors. Evidence will be needed to support a claim and a face to face assessment is most like needed.

    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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