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holly22holly22 Member Posts: 4 Listener
Hi all.  I applied for PIP a few weeks ago.  I have tried searching here but can't find much in the way of people applying with COPD as their main condition. I was encouraged to apply for this benefit a few years ago but decided not to as I have not claimed any benefits in the past. My condition is severely affecting my ability to carry out simple everyday activities now and this will only get worse as time goes on. Does anyone know whether my claim has a likelihood of succeeding based on my condition and how it affects me? Thanks in advance.


  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 11,205 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome 

    I have seen others who have been granted with copd bit it isnt about the condition but how it affects you as no 2 people are affected the same 

    It isnt really possible for any of us to say if you will succeed or not as we dont know how you are affected against the descriptors 

    As you gave already sent off your claim you will be contacted in due time for an assessment 

    Let us know how you get on 
  • holly22holly22 Member Posts: 4 Listener
    Thank you for your reply.  Yes I understand that we are differently affected. I feel that I should be awarded something as I am affected when considering the descriptors. I was looking to find out if others with my condition had been awarded or turned down for this and why.  It's good you say you have seen others who have been granted PIP with COPD. I know it could be a long wait and will take one step at a time.  Thanks again.
  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 11,205 Disability Gamechanger
    Your welcome 

    I hope others can help who have copd and share with you 
  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 6,644 Disability Gamechanger
    If you are turned down for PIP with COPD it can only be because your COPD is insufficiently advanced and thus does not impact your ability to perform points scoring activities reliably; a poorly completed claim pack or a poorly prepped telephone assessment. It has nothing to do with the condition itself as has already been said. There is nothing to be learnt from other people with COPD who have been turned down or who have succeeded. It will still come down to the three things above. 
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