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


  • 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

    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.

    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.

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  • 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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