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Are there any benefits I can claim?

Willowtree Member Posts: 4 Listener
Hello to everyone in the community, I suffer with fibromyalgia, IBS and asthma.  I work full time but sometimes i find it a struggle getting up in a morning and sometimes I just need someone to talk to even if it is online.  I would also like to know if there are any benefits I could claim such as a mobility badge.   Everyone enjoy the rest of their easter.


  • thespiceman
    thespiceman Member Posts: 6,389 Disability Gamechanger

    Hello @Willowtree Pleased to meet you welcome.

    Sorry to hear you are struggling.  Thank you for joining and sharing.

    You come to the right place for information, support and friendship.

    I am one of the team of community champions. We guide, advise and help new members who join the forum.

    Please have a look at our website lots of information on benefits.

    The criteria you need to claim.

    Also you could use this link.

    I would suggest speak to CAB for additional advice and guidance to see what your entitled to. Do a benefits review.

    Please ask if we can help and advise with anything.  Some one will know from our team or a member of our community.

    Be happy to chat or talk anytime. Be supportive.

    Please take care.


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  • CockneyRebel
    CockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,212 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Willowtree and welcome

    If you are having problems with daily living activities or mobility then the benefit to apply for would be PIP

    Take the self test to see if you might be eligable

    You can also apply to your local council if your mobility is restricted and you need a Blue Badge but don't meet the criteria for PIP
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • Ami2301
    Ami2301 Member, Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,945 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Willowtree welcome to the community! Do have a look at the links provided above! If you have any further questions or would like to talk then please do let us know :)
    Disability Gamechanger - 2019
  • Adrian_Scope
    Adrian_Scope Posts: 8,596 Scope online community team
    Welcome to the community @Willowtree! Did you have a good Easter?

    CockneyRebel has provided some great advice regarding benefits and I hope you'll find plenty of people here on the community who you can relate to and have a chat with.
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