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My daughter has Ulcerative Colitis, and is starting college soon. Can she apply for PIP?

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elizabeth5_
elizabeth5_ Community member Posts: 2 Listener
edited July 2021 in PIP, DLA, and AA
Hi there
I have a question on behalf of my daughter who has been diagnosed last year with Ulcerative Colitis. She is very unwell at present and waiting on an appointment with the specialist. She starts college in September this year but is wondering if she would be able to apply for PIP. She is not in the position to start a job at present as she is trying to control it and is very unwell. She is at the toilet a lot and is in pain.
Any help would be appreciated. She is 21. She will get no bursary when she starts college as myself and my partner work. They do not take into consideration we have another 2 children to support either. Would she be able to apply for PIP when she is a student or is this only for anyone unemployed.

Thank you 

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  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,964 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi and welcome to the community 

    She can apply for pip it isn't a means tested benefit and available for students
    Have a look at the pip section there is lots of info about it 
  • elizabeth5_
    elizabeth5_ Community member Posts: 2 Listener
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    Thank you so much appreciate your help x
  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Scope Posts: 12,499 Disability Gamechanger
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    Welcome to the community @elizabeth5_ :) 

    Do you know much about how to apply for PIP? I'd encourage you and your daughter to read over the PIP descriptors, as PIP is scored against each of the activities. The bottom of this Benefits and Work page on PIP also has some useful information on what it means to be able to do something reliably, in a timely fashion, safely and so on.

    Please don't hesitate to let us know if you have any questions at all along the way. 

    National Campaigns Officer at Scope, she/her

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