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I've been diagnosed with Spinal Stenosis. Am I entitled to disability allowance?

Hi, I have been diagnosed with Spinal Stonosis, I have had an MRI but no follow up due to covid , 2 appointments cancelled so don't really know what I am supposed to do apart from keep going for a walk which I try to do daily some days a bit further than others but always need to sit for a bit when I get back. Any advice please. I have also read somewhere that I could apply for disability allowance is this correct 


  • janer1967janer1967 Community champion Posts: 7,440 Disability Gamechanger

    You can apply for PIP which is all about how your disability affects your daily living things like cooking , bathing , dressing, communication   finances, reading and your mobility 

    Have a look in our PIP section for advice 

    As for other benefits it's hard to advise without knowing your circumstances eg work , living arrangements , savings and so on 

    You could use a benefit calculator found on here also to see what you may be entitled to 
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 0 Listener
    Yes, I've had that all my life (nearly 45 years) and have been on various disability related benefits including currently on enhanced PIP.

    You need to contact your local branch of the Benefits Office and have a word.

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