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Hi, my name is grantykidney!

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grantykidney
grantykidney Community member Posts: 4 Listener
Hi guys I’m new here. Last year i was on dialysis and And now I’m transplanted and I feet are dead like I can’t feel nothing…. Is the classed as a disability?

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  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Scope Posts: 12,505 Disability Gamechanger
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    Welcome to the community @grantykidney :) 

    I'm sorry to hear that you're experience some unwanted symptoms at the moment. Just to clarify, are you saying you can't feel anything in your feet? 

    For what purpose are you asking whether you're classed as disabled? For example, is this for a benefits claim, or something else? 
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  • grantykidney
    grantykidney Community member Posts: 4 Listener
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    My feet feel like they’re burning numb I also have sharp pains it’s really hard to explain. The kidney doctor said I’ve got neuropathy… will I still get my pip? And thank you for getting back to me 🙂
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 55,298 Disability Gamechanger
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    PIP isn’t awarded based on any diagnosis. It’s how those conditions affect your ability against the 12 PIP activities.
    You can see them here https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/Global/Migrated_Documents/adviceguide/pip-9-table-of-activities-descriptors-and-points.pdf
    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.
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,964 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi there 

    I have neuropathy too si can sympathise with the symptoms 

    A disability is defined as a physical or mental health impairment that significantly affects your ability to carry out day to day activities and expected to last 12 months or more 

    This however doesn't mean you will be entitled to pip have a look at the link above to see if you meet the criteria 

    You said will I still get my pip ? Are you already getting pip and asking about a change in circumstances? 
  • grantykidney
    grantykidney Community member Posts: 4 Listener
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    I’ve already got pip from when I was on dialysis. I had my transplant a year today. But I’ve just sent my pip form off again they asked if there’s and changes… Silly as it sounds when I where my sliders one came off and I didn’t even know about it till my partner said! 
  • grantykidney
    grantykidney Community member Posts: 4 Listener
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    Do you have any advice how I can make them better? 🙂
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,964 Disability Gamechanger
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    Sorry we are unable to give medical advice there are meds that can help with the nerve pain speak to your gp 

    You will have to see the outcome of your PIP can't really advise as it depends how your condition affects you against the descriptors 
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