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Hi, I'm darklady1! I have COPD and wonder if I could reapply for PIP?

darklady1darklady1 Member Posts: 3 Listener
edited February 5 in PIP, DLA and AA
I was reading your message about Copd i have this and had to give up work. I would like to know if i can reapply for PiP as they said i do not have any points and could not receive this I can not walk very far with out stopping have help from my husband to bath dress, and going up and down stairs. thank you for letting me join your group.


  • Cher_ScopeCher_Scope Posts: 4,417

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    edited February 5
    Hello @darklady1 and welcome to our community.  It's great to meet you.

    Just to clarify so we can better help you, when you say reapply for PIP - when did you apply the first time round? 

    Also to let you know, I've moved your post to our PIP, DLA and AA discussion board and tweaked your title a little to help others spot it.  
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  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 12,048 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome 

    I would start by looking at the descriptors and seeing where you think you would score points 

    The points you have mentioned may not possibly score you enough to get an award 

    There are lots more elements to consider like preparing food,  communicating , takings meds , reading  and finances to mention a few also using stairs is not part of the mobility section 

    You can find info about the descriptors in our PIP section 

    Any further questions just ask 
    Here to help with my experience in hunan resources and employment rights 
  • darklady1darklady1 Member Posts: 3 Listener
    Thank janer 1967 will do that.
  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 7,148 Disability Gamechanger
    It really depends on how advanced your COPD is. Someone on oxygen for example; portable or otherwise, would have little difficulty with a successful claim if done properly. If you’re not yet at that stage then it’s arguable but not clear cut. The areas to look at would be prepping food, bathing, dressing, toileting, communicating and engagement as all would be inhibited by breathing issues, coughing fits and tiredness etc. The thing to focus on is whether you can do those things reliably. 
  • darklady1darklady1 Member Posts: 3 Listener
    Thank you for that information that was very kind of you.Many thanks.
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