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I have 2 blocked arteries. I've been told I might be able to claim PIP. Is this true?

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inkspiration
inkspiration Community member Posts: 3 Listener
edited February 2022 in PIP, DLA, and AA
I have recently been told by my heart consultant the i have two arteries in my heart that are blocked and will need investigatin further with more ct scans and a fitness test carried out under strict hospital supervision and so on, people have told me i can possibly claim pip 
is this true please and how and where would i start with the whole process 
many thanks 
neil 

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  • MarkM88
    MarkM88 Community member Posts: 3,127 Connected
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    Firstly, PIP is not awarded based on a condition or diagnosis. 

    Secondly, it is about your functionality to carry out the activities listed in the descriptors. Everyone is impacted differently. 

  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,147 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi,

    Assuming you are below state pension age? If so before doing anything you should start here. https://pipinfo.net/ Then if you still don't understand the descriptors and what they mean you should get some expert advice from an agency near you, start here. https://advicelocal.uk/


    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Scope Posts: 12,499 Disability Gamechanger
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    Welcome to the community @inkspiration :) 

    Just to let you know, I've moved your post into our PIP category. Many people have similar sorts of queries to you, so you might like to take a look through there to read about others' experiences.

    Please do take a look at the PIP descriptors, and let us know whether there's anything you're unsure about. This page on the Benefits and Work website may also help you to understand some of the key terms used, such as what it means to be able to do something reliably or safely. 

    National Campaigns Officer at Scope, she/her

  • inkspiration
    inkspiration Community member Posts: 3 Listener
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    The other ct is because i have back pain and the third artery didnt show with problems or blockages but i suffer severe back pain when i get the chest pain so they want to re ct. the doc has already said i need a by pass but might be anle to have the op done via the groin this is only normally done for people with one blocked artery sp chances are it will be full surgery, i cant walk far without getting put of breath so would this chamgr the circumstances around my pip claim 
  • woodbine
    woodbine Community member Posts: 12,112 Disability Gamechanger
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    I had similar problems, and had a value replaced 5 years ago, within three months I was ok, I do get PIP but for other reasons.

    2024 Election won

  • Sillymoo007
    Sillymoo007 Community member Posts: 33 Connected
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    My mum had a heart attack at 54. She had 2 stents in and all the medication etc. She also has heart disease and now angina. She got awarded PIP. Though she tires very easily and gets breathless walking from room to room. I suppose it just depends on how you fare after investigation and treatment.
  • inkspiration
    inkspiration Community member Posts: 3 Listener
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    Im just stuck with the not knowing wether i will be awarded PIP and this does fill me with anxiety. Recent ct results confirm i have two valves blocked with calcified plaques and a dilated aorta.
    Im awaiting a stress test at st Thomas london soon, so do i have a case to put forward to CLAIM PIP ? 
    As i havent claimed benefits before its so confusing as to wether i do make a claim or not. Will PIP want more investigations before making their mind up. 
    My hospital report states i have CORONARY HEART DISEASE. Just un sure if that is enough
    can someone please advice
    many many thanks    
  • Sillymoo007
    Sillymoo007 Community member Posts: 33 Connected
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    I would apply but get help from a local welfare rights advocate. 
  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
    edited February 2022
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    My hospital report states i have CORONARY HEART DISEASE. Just un sure if that is enough
    can someone please advice 
    As already advised PIP is not awarded on the basis of a diagnosis. It is awarded based on how your health condition affects your ability to carry out specified activities to a required standard.
    Please read the information already linked to by previous posters.

    However you do need to have had the difficulties for three months and expect expect them to continue for at least another 9 months. This means that if the diagnosis and treatment plan are such taht you expect to be 'put right' within 9 months you will not qualify (as already advised by Mike in his reply).
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,147 Disability Gamechanger
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    As previously advised PIP isn't about a diagnosis so a report saying a diagnosis isn't the best evidence to send. Whether you'll score enough points for an award will totally depend on how your conditions affect you against the 12 PIP descriptors.
    No one here knows exactly how your conditions affect you so we can't tell you whether you would qualify.
    You should get some expert advice before doing anything else. Start here. https://advicelocal.uk/

    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
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