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Benefit advice

Discussion in 'Benefits' started by brydo3226, Mar 3, 2017.

  1. brydo3226

    brydo3226 Type 2 · Member

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    hy can any one give me some advice im lying in bed cant sleep my head is buzzing .i currently have medical conditions..starting with diabetes/asthma/neurothapy/pephrial vascular disease/retninal damage/small toe amputated/and now waiting to find out if my lower leg has to be amputated...would prob need to give up work if i loose my leg ...does any one know if i would be entilted to dla or pip sickness benefit.:meh:cheers brian
     
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  2. noblehead

    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
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    Can't say with any certainty but I'd imagine you'd be entitled to some benefits if you have to give up work @brydo3226 , maybe contact the Citizen's Advice and talk things over with them as they'll advise further.

    Good luck and best wishes.
     
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  3. ickihun

    ickihun Type 2 · Expert

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    Seek advice @brydo3226 Brian. They will help you tick the boxes that's relevant to you.
    I should have been claiming pip for yrs whilst working but never did. Although I have many health problems not directly diabetes complications.
    I believe pip does cover some diabetes complications. As of esa (sickpay) I think disabled people are still espected to work but call esa for a chat. They will tell you if you qualify, for now. Maybe intrim support until an essessment?
     
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  4. Alison Campbell

    Alison Campbell Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Please think about getting benefits advice and help with the forms from an organisation like Citizens Advice.
     
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  5. Ultramum

    Ultramum Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    You may well qualify for benefits. I know on PIP that it isn't the actual conditions that you have but how they affect you in terms of certain activities.

    CAB can offer advice and help - depending on where you live your local council may be able to sign post you to other organisations that can assist with benefit advice.
     
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  6. CarbsRok

    CarbsRok Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    You can apply for PIP ESA council tax rebate, help with rent if in rented accommodation. You do need to see a benefits advisor though so you don't miss out on anything. CAB, welfare rights etc. can help you out.
     
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