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Can I apply for PIP with my asthma?

suzieq62
suzieq62 Member Posts: 2 Listener
edited November 2021 in PIP, DLA, and AA
Just  joined  bit  stuck  if I can  apply  for  Pip  with my  asthma, classed  as  server in  last  7 months  been  off  from  work   just  has  second  lung  funtion  done    now  got more tests  as  potassium  levels  are  high  .3  different  lots  inhalers  changed  I'm  lucky   if  my peak flow  180 .Don't  know  what  to do  seems  passed   from  one  place  to other. 

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 25,573 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,
    PIP isn't awarded based on any diagnosis, it's how those conditions affect your ability to carry out daily activity based on the PIP descriptors. It's also not about being unable to work, people claim PIP and work.
    Have a read of this, it will give you a little more understanding of the descriptors and criteria. https://pipinfo.net/
    It successful claim can potentially take about 10 months.

  • suzieq62
    suzieq62 Member Posts: 2 Listener
    I  know  it's  not  about  illness  but how  effects  you  but none  of  it  applies  to  me    yet  in  out hospital  finished  jb  as  chef  heat  In  kitchen  was  making  me  worse  and  each  just  deteriorated   in  last 7 months  ment  trundling  with  it  
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 13,284 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome to the community 

    If as you say non of the descriptors apply to you then you won't be eligible to pip 

    Pip is a benefit to help people with physical or mental disabilities which impact on their daily living and mobility 

    Apart from financial support do you have support from family and friends and your gp 
  • Teddybear12
    Teddybear12 Community Co-Production Group Posts: 2,052 Pioneering
    Hi @suzieq62 Welcome to the Community. Are you sure none of the descriptors apply to you ? Does your asthma not make you short of breath which effects your being able to do normal tasks and what about your mobility? Perhaps read them all again and think what happens when you do every day tasks. Good luck. Take care. 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 25,573 Disability Gamechanger
    There are some people that have a disability but don't qualify for PIP because if you don't meet the descriptors, you won't score the points needed for an award.
    However, there are also a lot of people that don't understand the descriptors and what they mean so they think they won't score any points but this may not be true, if you had a little understanding and perhaps take some time to do some research.
    If you can't do this then get some expert advice from an agency near you and they will tell you whether you can score enough points for an award. For this start here. https://advicelocal.uk/

  • Alex_Scope
    Alex_Scope Posts: 764

    Scope community team

    Hi @suzieq62 to help us support you I've moved your post into our PIP category, and changed the title a little.

    Have our members replies helped answer your question? Let us know if you are still unsure about anything.

    Alex
    Online Community Coordinator
    Scope

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  • mikehughescq
    mikehughescq Member Posts: 8,234 Disability Gamechanger
    suzieq62 said:
    I  know  it's  not  about  illness  but how  effects  you  but none  of  it  applies  to  me    yet  in  out hospital  finished  jb  as  chef  heat  In  kitchen  was  making  me  worse  and  each  just  deteriorated   in  last 7 months  ment  trundling  with  it  
    Now re-read each of the descriptors and ask yourself whether your asthma impacts your ability to perform those activities reliably. Although the form doesn’t really say so, that’s what’s being asked. 

    Full definition of “reliably” can be found at https://pipinfo.net/issues/reliably.

    Once you add the word reliably in its not difficult to see that dressing, toileting, communicating, taking meds (?) and maybe one other activity might score points. However, unless your asthma is extraordinary you will be scoring low amounts of points on each activity and standard rate is, if not a stretch, then a challenge. Doesn’t mean you won’t qualify. It does mean you’re going to need some really examples of real world incidents to drive home the impacts

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