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Jacqueline888 Member Posts: 1 Listener
Hi i suffer with thyroid eye disease and Graves disease which causes high anxiety amongst other things would i be eligible for any benefits. 


  • Sam_Alumni
    Sam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,674 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Jacqueline888 there is a benefits calculator here that you can fill in to see what you could be entitled to.
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  • BenefitsTrainingCo
    BenefitsTrainingCo Member Posts: 2,622 Pioneering
    Hello...yes, definitely check out the benefits calculator. What you can claim will depend on factors such as your age, whether or not you are able to work, who is in your household, and what kind of difficulties and limitations you have with everyday life. If you are working age (i.e. under 63 / 64 ish), then you could be considering ESA (employment and support allowance) if you're not able to work, and PIP (personal independence payment) if you have difficulties with everyday personal tasks and / or getting around outside. If you meet the conditions, then these benefits can both be paid at the same time. 
    Hope this helps.
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