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Severe spinal lumbar stenosis and PIP

lamiasafalamiasafa Member Posts: 9 Listener
edited May 2020 in PIP, DLA and AA
I’ve recently been diagnosed with severe spinal lumbar stenosis I’m in so much pain. I’m on medication which has left me feeling shattered. Because of the coronavirus I’m unable to have an injection or operation because of infection and other priorities basically I have to wait it out until we get through the pandemic.  It’s not ideal being in so much medication.  I wonder if anyone knows whether this disease qualifies for personal independence payments I would be grateful for any information or advice please.  It’s so depressing being in so much pain. Thank you 


  • chiariedschiarieds Community Co-Production Group Posts: 9,181 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @lamiasafa - Welcome to the community & thank you for joining. I'm very sorry to read about you being in so much pain, & the understandable delay in getting further intervention.
    You might trying ringing your GP for advice about your current medication.
    About Personal Independence Payment (PIP), the condition you have doesn't qualify you for PIP, it's how your disability affects your daily living & mobility. You need to have had these difficulties for 3 months before claiming, & also be likely to have them for a further 9 months.
    Here's some information: https://www.gov.uk/pip
    As the booklet you receive to fill is titled, it's all about 'How your disabilty affects you,' rather than any diagnosis.
    Please keep in touch, & let us know how you get on. There are also people here who can advise about completing the claim form, etc. Do chat here any time, & please say if we can help in any other way. :)

  • lamiasafalamiasafa Member Posts: 9 Listener
    Thank you for your quick response I appreciate it. It’s nice to know that there is help when I need it I feel much better having joined your community ❤️
  • chiariedschiarieds Community Co-Production Group Posts: 9,181 Disability Gamechanger
    You're most welcome, & it's great to have you here with us all. You'll find this is a very friendly & supportive place, where we do our best to look after each other. :)
  • AilsAils Member Posts: 2,268 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @lamiasafa and welcome to the Community.  It's nice to meet you.  I'm really sorry to hear you are in so much pain at the moment.  That isn't good and I hope that eases somewhat for you soon.  I see that @chiareds has given you some great information/advice above about PIP which I'm sure you will find helpful.  Glad to hear also that you are enjoying being part of our great Community so far.  We are a friendly bunch of people here!  As @chiarieds has already said, please keep in touch and let us know how you are getting on.  If you need any further help/support then please just let us know.  All the best.  :smile:
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