What benefits am I entitled to?
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ElliemooElliemoo Member Posts: 2 Listener
Hi wondering if i am able to claim for diverticulitis  ,i suffer realy bad passing out with pain and unpredictable bowels


  • Antonia_AlumniAntonia_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 1,781 Pioneering
    Hi @Elliemoo

    I am sorry to hear what you have been going through. Which benefit are you looking to claim please?
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger

    PIP isn't means tested but this isn't awarded based on a diagnosis, it's now those conditions affect your ability to carry out daily activities based on the PIP descriptors. You must also be aged between 16-64, have had the condition for at least 3 months and expect it to last for at least another 9 months.

    Any other benefits you maybe entitled to will totally depend on your circumstances. With no information it's impossible to advise.

    I'd advise you to make an appointment at your local CAB or other advice agency for a full benefits check. They will then be able to advise you correctly, which isn't easy on an internet forum.
    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.
  • steve51steve51 Member Posts: 7,175 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Elliemoo

    Good Mand Welcome 😃😃
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