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Can you claim PIP and other benefits due to pain with health conditions?

fkennedy0689 Member Posts: 6 Listener
Hi there, 
I was wondering if anyone has pain with there health conditions and how would we claim for PIP and other benefits with such conditions. Has anyone claimed and is getting it for/with pain?

Kind Regards, 


  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 13,297 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome to the community 

    Pip isn't really about pain tho it 7s considered when looking at doing tasks reliably, repeatedly 

    It is about how your condition affects your ability to do daily tasks like preparing food   eating , bathing  dressing and so on 

    Have a look at the descriptors which can be found in our pip section 

    As for other benefits it depends on your circumstances   try a benefits calculator again in our benefits section  

    If you have any questions just ask 
  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community Co-Production Group Posts: 11,615 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @fkennedy0689 - I have chronic pain due to my disorder, in fact it's my main symptom. It certainly can, & should be taken into account if this means that certain activities of daily living &/mobility are difficult & cannot be done perhaps 'repeatedly,' or 'in a reasonable period of time,' on the majority of days.
    A couple of detailed real life examples should be then given for each activity that applies as far as PIP goes.
    A benefits calculator can be found here:
    Hope some of the above helps. :smile:


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