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Guidance with PIP claim

royforth Member Posts: 1 Listener
edited January 2020 in PIP, DLA, and AA

hi my son in law had a kidney transplant 10 years ago and was never told bout PIP, firstly would he be entitled to PIP and secondly would his payment if successful be back dated, he is now in a position where his transplanted kidney is failing and requires another transplant, bearing in mind that he is living on only 1 kidney as his original two failed completely, he is only 35 years old with a young family of 4 children,

thanks in anticipation for some guidance in this matter Roy a forth


  • avakarlsson
    avakarlsson Member Posts: 333 Courageous
    Sorry to hear what’s happened, yes he should be entitled to pip the daily living and mobility both the enhanced rate. When you phone and go through it they might do it quick as they do do that with certain conditions. Pip is paid every 4 weeks. You get backdated payments from the time you started your claim. 

    Good luck hope he does get the pip benefit. 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 31,154 Disability Gamechanger
    edited January 2020
    HI and welcome,

    I'm one of the community champions here on scope and i'm here to help and advise others.

    PIP isn't awarded based on a diagnosis, it's how those conditions affect your ability to carry out daily activity based on the PIP descriptors. No one can tell you whether or not he would be entitled or successfully awarded.

    Relevant evidence would be needed to support his claim because they rarely contact anyone for this. A face to face assessment is most likely because most people have them.

    If successfully awarded it would be backdated to the date he rang to start his claim. A successful claim could take several months, maybe longer.

  • thespiceman
    thespiceman Member Posts: 6,389 Disability Gamechanger
    edited January 2020
    Hello @royforth   Pleased to meet you.

    Thank you for joining and sharing.

    I am sorry to hear about your son-in-law.

    I am one of the team of Community Champions.

    We advise and help members of our community.

    Please can I suggest my friend @poppy123456 who is a member of our team. Lady has exceptional knowledge on all aspects of benefits may be able to advise you.

    This organisation helps those like your son-in-law.

    Telephone 01420 541424

    For any thing else further please ask, happy to help anytime.

    Please take care.

    Community Champion
    SCOPE Volunteer Award Engaging Communities 2019
    Mental Health advice, guidance and information to all members
    Nutrition, Diet, Wellbeing, Addiction.
  • avakarlsson
    avakarlsson Member Posts: 333 Courageous
    Hi Poppy

    Yes that’s true it goes by if you can do things and they mark you by that, 


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