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Hi, my name is siggy!

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siggy
siggy Community member Posts: 3 Listener
Dos anyone  know if you can get pip for lichen  planus,  I have been told I have uti 4 life

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  • bg844
    bg844 Community member Posts: 3,887 Disability Gamechanger
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    PIP isn’t awarded based on a diagnosis, it’s awarded based on a ‘points’ system. You need 8 points to be awarded the standard rate and 12 points to be awarded the enhanced rate and this applies for both Daily Living & Mobility. 

    Just to make you aware, understanding what these points mean can be quite difficult to understand. If you are struggling then I advise you to get expert help:
    https://advicelocal.uk/
    Or alternatively come back here and a member will do their best to help you understand.
  • siggy
    siggy Community member Posts: 3 Listener
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    Thank you, as I have a immune  system  problem  this apprantly  lichen  planus  is part of it and the main reason  why I have it. I do get pip for my R H but a very low-rate   as I have been told today I have this 4 life I am wondering  if I could get a increase, as when I get these attacks  I have  to rely  on neighbours  to shop 4 me  obviously  I pay there petrol   is it worth asking pip if I could get more money to help
  • bg844
    bg844 Community member Posts: 3,887 Disability Gamechanger
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    The only thing I can advise you to do is use the link posted (https://advicelocal.uk/) before you make the decision of wether or not to do a change of circumstances. You are potentially putting your current award on the line by doing this hence why expert advice is needed. A diagnosis alone is not classed as a change of circumstances (taking away terminal illness claims).
  • siggy
    siggy Community member Posts: 3 Listener
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    OK, won't  rock the boat, will put up with it and enjoy my lovely  neighbour kind offers of help  thank you anyway xx
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,964 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi there 

    If you look at the descriptors bring able to shop is not considered in any activity so unlikely you would get more points just for that 

    You could shop online and have it delivered but if your neighbour is willing they could do your shop with their own saving additional fuel cost 
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