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fibromyalgia

shirshir Member Posts: 4 Listener
fibromyalgia can you claim pip for fibromyalgia now

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  • MisscleoMisscleo Member Posts: 646 Pioneering
    You'd have to see if you can match the problems you have day to day with what is said in the pip form.
    Read the pip form 1st. 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    PIP isn't awarded based on a diagnosis, it's how those conditions affect your ability to carry out daily activities based on the PIP descriptors. https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/Global/Migrated_Documents/adviceguide/pip-9-table-of-activities-descriptors-and-points.pdf

    If you decide to claim then you'll need evidence to support it. The evidence should state how your conditions affect you and not just a diagnosis. Expect a face to face assessment as most people have them, it's rare to have a paper based assessment.

    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.
  • mdammdam Member Posts: 11 Connected
    Hi to get pip you have to be suffering severely and be in great pain on a daily basis. If it only affects you occasionally and mildly there will be no chance of getting it. You would also need a proper diagnosis from a specialist, such as a rheumatologist and a plan of treatment. 
    Hope this helps. 
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