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COPD and pip

Jilllamb69Jilllamb69 Member Posts: 2 Listener
How is people finding pip with copd


  • Ami2301Ami2301 Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,760 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Jilllamb69 welcome to the community! Could you explain a bit more please, then we can do our best to help you  :)
    Disability Gamechanger - 2019
  • wilkowilko Member Posts: 2,358 Disability Gamechanger
    @Jilllam69, hello and welcome, PIP is a benefit that’s awarded on your abilities to cope, manage activities the PIP descriptors in your daily life. I would recommend you do a self test to see if you meet the criteria for applying for PIP, remember that what you put in your application form has to be justified at your face to face assessment?
  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,257 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Jilllamb69 and welcome

    As has been said PIP is based on how your condition affects your ability to complete the descriptor activities. Not everyone with the same condition is affected in the same way.

    Specific to your question, I have COPD amongst other contitions and receive PIP Daily Living and enhanced Mobility.. The effects of COPD vary greatly, from an almost invisible condition that may be thought to be like a common cold that does not go away, up to needing nebulisers, medcation, inhalers and home oxygen therapy.

    Take the self test and see which, if any, descriptors you match but you must fit the descriptor rather than trying to make the descriptor fit you

    If you have any other questions please ask away
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • Jilllamb69Jilllamb69 Member Posts: 2 Listener
    My husband has been taken a high dosage of steroids and at present has 8 fractures of thoracix spine he has 3 nebulisers in the house can't walk from kitchen to front door we bought a portable nebuliser which he takes everywhere if he cuts prednisolone down his excema flairs up I was told he is getting worse by consultant and he will end up permanently in a wheelchair and this pip form has him worse than ever he has chronic COPD and chronic enphasimia and the stress its putting him through is enough to kill him
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