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Personal independance payment

Discussion in 'Benefits' started by Jellybaby98, Apr 16, 2016.

  1. Jellybaby98

    Jellybaby98 Type 1 · Active Member

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    Hi guys, i am just wondering if anyone claims DLA/PIP? Or has anyone ever had it and had it removed?
     
  2. donnellysdogs

    donnellysdogs Type 1 · Master

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    Not normally just given to an adult with just diabetes...
     
  3. chocoholicnomore

    chocoholicnomore Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    You need to have mobility or attendance needs or both to qualify. Diabetes on it's own isn't an automatic qualifying condition!
     
  4. Jellybaby98

    Jellybaby98 Type 1 · Active Member

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    copepod Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Assuming you're aged between 16 and 65, you'd only be able to claim PIP, which has replaced DLA for new claimants of "working age". You'd need to show that you have problems with some of 10 daily living activies and / or problems with making a journey / mobility. It's very unlikely that and adult with simple type 1 diabetes, in the absence of complications, severe hypo unawarenes etc could qualify for any award of PIP.
     
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