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Hi, I'm Slaney! Am I eligible for PIP?

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Slaney
Slaney Community member Posts: 4 Listener
edited March 2021 in PIP, DLA, and AA
Good morning to everyone,
this is my situation; I moved to Japan (I'm a British citizen) with my son and my wife in 2003, I had a stroke in Tokyo in 2012, I got divorced, I moved back to the UK in March 2019. I had my second stroke in June 2019. I tried returning to work in January 2020 but that was politely refused. My doctor has recently assessed me and has strongly advised me that I can never work again. I applied for my PIP application form and they sent me form to fill in regarding how long, where and why I lived during my 16 year absence so that they can proceed with my application....I'm still waiting for the PIP form. I'm not against the rules and regulations but I'm just wondering "do I qualify to make an application" ?

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  • Sandy_123
    Sandy_123 Scope Member Posts: 55,893 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @slaney welcome to the forum, living in Japan sounds exciting. There is information on gov websites about claims and who can claim. I'm sure some1 be around soon to advise you more.
  • Slaney
    Slaney Community member Posts: 4 Listener
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    Thank you for time and advice
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,964 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi and welcome 

    You need to have lived un uk for at least 2 of the last 3 years to apply for PIP so you should just have reached this 
  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community member Posts: 16,195 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @Slaney - & welcome to the community. Jane's advice confirmed here: https://www.gov.uk/pip/eligibility
    I hope you get your PIP sorted. Kindly let us know how you get on, thank you. :)
  • Slaney
    Slaney Community member Posts: 4 Listener
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    Thank you for your help
  • Cher_Alumni
    Cher_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,734 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @Slaney and welcome to our community,

    I've moved your post to our PIP, DLA and AA discussion group (incase you're confused as to where it's gone!) and wish you all the very best of luck with your claim.  Please do let us know how you get on, and we're always here should you have any other questions.  
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    Slaney Community member Posts: 4 Listener
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    Thank you
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