What benefits am I entitled to?
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What am I entitled to?

BryanBryan Member Posts: 2 Listener
Hi I’ve recently become disabled and wondered what I’m entitled to to help me financially and day to day living. I’ve just received my blue badge ( of which I can’t use until next Feb???) 


  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
    edited December 2019
    Hello @Bryan     Pleased to meet you.

    Thank you for joining and sharing.

    I am one of the team of community champions.  We guide, advise and help members.

    Please can I suggest have a look at this links.


    Please also have a look at our website information, lots of benefits advice.

    You could also speak to CAB your local office as for a review of what your entitled to.

    Please if I can help with anything further. Please ask some one will know a member of our team or a member of our community.

    Please take care.

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

    Becoming disabled doesn't automatically entitle you to claim any benefits. For PIP it depends how your conditions affect your ability to carry out daily activity based on the PIP descriptors, it's not about a diagnosis.

    Evidence will be needed to support a claim and a face to face assessment is most likely because most people have them. A claim could potentially take several months, maybe more.

    For any other benefits then it totally depends on your circumstances, such as savings/capital, living with partner that works, do you work yourself, if so how many hours etc etc. With such little information it's impossible to give any further advice. I'd recommend a visit to your local advice agency for a full benefits check and they will advise you 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.
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