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I have just had a total knee replacement am I entitled to any benefits


  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    HI and welcome,

    PIP maybe possible but you must have had the condition for at least 3 months and expect it to last at least a further 9 months and usually surgery is done to help improve your conditions, so you may not qualify under the 9 month rule. Also PIP isn't about a diagnosis, it's how those conditions affect your ability to carry out daily activity based on the PIP descriptors.

    Evidence will be needed to support your claim and a face to face assessment is most likely because most people have them. It's not means tested so other household income doesn't affect it.

    For any other benefits then with no information it's impossible to give any advice because it totally depends on your circumstances. For example, do you work? or have you worked in the previous 2 tax years? live with a partner that works? have dependent children? do you currently claim any benefits? have savings/capital of more that £16,000.

    I'd advise you to visit a local advice agency near you for a full benefits check and they will tell you whether or not you're entitled to claim any benefits based on your circumstances.

    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.
  • exdvrexdvr Member Posts: 327 Pioneering
    Sorry for being so blunt but as you've had a treatment and presumably your condition has improved then why do you now feel that you may be entitled to benefits?  Were you claiming for anything before your operation?

    Best wishes.


  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,653 Disability Gamechanger
    Welcome to the community @limpyjean. I hope the information provided will be helpful. If you have any further questions then please do let us know.


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