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Can I get PIP with diabetes

Discussion in 'Benefits' started by Toxicblue, Jan 15, 2018.

  1. Toxicblue

    Toxicblue Type 2 · Member

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    Hi folks I have just informed the dhss on change of circumstances and they have told me they will be sending forms out for PIP, and then sneakily said that I may not get it, there the one organisation that terrifies me, can anyone help if they have had any dealings with the dhss.
     
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    paulus1 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    by itself no chance.
     
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  3. LittleGreyCat

    LittleGreyCat Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    https://www.gov.uk/pip/eligibility

    "
    You must be aged 16 to 64 and have a health condition or disability where you:

    • have had difficulties with daily living or getting around (or both) for 3 months
    • expect these difficulties to continue for at least 9 months (unless you’re terminally ill with less than 6 months to live)
    "

    "
    Daily living difficulties
    You may get the daily living part of PIP if you need help more than half of the time with things like:

    • preparing or eating food

    • washing, bathing and using the toilet

    • dressing and undressing

    • reading and communicating

    • managing your medicines or treatments

    • making decisions about money

    • engaging with other people
    Mobility difficulties
    You may get the mobility part of PIP if you need help going out or moving around.
    "

    If you share with us which issues you have from the list above we can try and help.
     
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  4. Toxicblue

    Toxicblue Type 2 · Member

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    Thanks for the reply I do have other ailments as well as diabetes, I am right handed doesn't help with two fingers missing, plus I have scarring on both lungs I have difficulties breathing and getting about which my nurse as put me on a new inhaler on the market called umeclidinium I think I was a ginny pig for the drug does it help umm? Hard to say early days, years ago it was a points system 14 and over to qualify, and the swines always gave me 13.5 for my missing fingers, and now I have diabetes I have ingrown toenails and I cannot get treated so I wear slippers most of the time.sorry for woffaling
     
  5. paulus1

    paulus1 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    your diabetic make an appointment with the hospital foot folks your entitled to free treatment. dont think your missing fingers will get you anything. assuming your left hand works ok. the lung issue may depending how it impacts your ability to walk how far can you walk. if you could not get dla your really will struggle getting pip. im dreading the day the forms come through to switch.
     
  6. ally1

    ally1 Type 2 · Expert

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    PIP, is and can be very hard to get. Diabetes wise I would say no unless you can prove how it effects you.
    I get care side for PIP because of my bipolar.
    I have severe neuropathy in my feet, now I need a walking stick but that was ignored because I can walk the recommend distance.
     
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    ickihun Type 2 · Master

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    I cannot see them awarding Pip for diabetes unless unable to walk, see or think normally.(loss of hypo awareness).
     
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    daemoncor Type 1 · Member

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    I applied for PIP a short while ago based on diabetes and depression.
    My hypo-unawareness means I test every hour & can't go anywhere alone.
    I've also got retinopathy quite badly in my left eye so struggle with my vision out of it.

    I got declined, though. ​
     
  9. Ziggyzog

    Ziggyzog · Guest

    In short I will say no also. However still apply because you’re probably unable to give all the info that’s going on with you on here. I’ll tell you it’s a fight the only reason why I got it is because of my mental health issues like agoraphobia and because I have renal tubular acidosis type 1. So unless you can say how it affects you daily and that is backed up by a consultant chances are slim but you can take it to a tribunal. If you’re not under specialist care and can provide documentation ie their letters it’s even harder to get
     
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