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Can I claim pip for c.o.p.d

Claires2905
Claires2905 Member Posts: 2 Listener
Hi have stage 2..possibly 3..c.o.p.d I currently work but am struggling more daily..and in constant pain..can I claim pip?

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  • wilko
    wilko Member Posts: 2,449 Disability Gamechanger
    Clares2905,Hello and welcome,
    PIP is a benefit that is awarded to help you cope, manage your daily living activities and is not awarded on a disability, diagnosis or amounts of medications you take. To qualify you have to have a face to face acessment having filled in a 40 page application form giving details of now your illness, disability or conditions affect you in relation to the PIP descriptors. May I sujest you do a self test to see how you would do should you apply for PIP.
  • CockneyRebel
    CockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,216 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Claires2905 and welcome

    As Wilko says, PIP is awarded for how your condition affects your daily living and mobility. I also have COPD and currently receive standard  DL and enhanced Mobility. In some ways COPD is one of the invisible conditions which will normally require input from your GP and respiritory care team

    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • Claires2905
    Claires2905 Member Posts: 2 Listener
    Thank you I'll look in to it..everyday is getting harder.
  • CockneyRebel
    CockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,216 Disability Gamechanger
    I found it getting harder each day until I got my meds, nebuliser,  inhalers and home oxygen sorted. do you have a community respiritory team in your area ? If so you should get a referal to them
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste

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