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Bluey32
Bluey32 Member Posts: 34 Connected
I have been awarded pip. At long last.it has been a real struggle as I've had to leave a good paid job due to my illness. Abdomino phrenic dyssynergia. My husband Mark has had to support me in every way. My monthly medication my petrol my clothes every thing. I've been awarded high rate mobility & standard rate living. I'm not sure what other benefits I can get as my husband works.  Any help would be appreciated ty x

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 31,239 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    That's great news! Whether you're entitled to any other benefits will depend on circumstances and for this you'll need a full benefits check from an advice agency near you.

    For your PIP award Enhanced mobility will entitle you to use this for a car in exchange for the weekly rate. Free road tax. Possibly a blue badge, depending on which mobility part you scored points in.
  • Bluey32
    Bluey32 Member Posts: 34 Connected
    Ty poppie123456. I already have a car which I struggle to get in &  out of  but I only use it once a week. I just wanted to know if I will be entitled to free prescriptions as it's costing loads @ £9  per item x
  • buzzer
    buzzer Member Posts: 106 Pioneering
    edited August 2019
    Bluey32 said:
    Ty poppie123456. I already have a car which I struggle to get in &  out of  but I only use it once a week. I just wanted to know if I will be entitled to free prescriptions as it's costing loads @ £9  per item x
    Hi you'll only get free prescriptions on means tested benefits, so get a prepayment certificate can save you a fortune pay monthly for 10 months at £10 a month, so if you have more than one item per month it’s advantageous. Your pharmacy should have advised you regarding costs. 
    https://www.gov.uk/get-a-ppc


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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 31,239 Disability Gamechanger
    You may also want to take a look at the NHS low Income scheme here. https://www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/nhs-low-income-scheme

    It will depend on your household income and a form will need to be filled in before claiming free prescriptions etc.


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