PIP can you claim this as a type 2 diabetic.

HSSS

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My understanding is that pip is based on the effect a condition has on you and your ability to live independently rather than the diagnosis itself. You need to be able to demonstrate the diabetes causes difficulty doing certain everyday tasks or getting around because of your condition. This page might help if you are the beginning of your enquiries https://www.gov.uk/pip

I doubt any of us could claim unless we’ve had some reasonably significant complications caused by it. Just having diabetes isn’t enough.
 

KennyA

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Can you claim these if you have type 2 diabetes?
And if so how do you do it and what do you get?
It's the impact on your daily life and ability to accomplish things without support that's important if you're applying for PIP. I'd say that the diagnosis (any diagnosis) is not a key item - it's all about what you can and can't do.
 

mariavontrapp

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If you look at the descriptors for PIP you can check whether your diabetes causes you so much disability that the points will add up enough to make a claim. In my experience of PIP, I can't really see how my diabetes would add points in any of the categories. But if you have other disabling conditions as well then it might be possible. Contrary to popular belief, it is not easy to qualify, or to be assessed for PIP. So think carefully and check the descriptors before submitting a claim.
https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/G...able-of-activities-descriptors-and-points.pdf
 

Ushthetaff

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i know I’ve posted before , I’ve had diabetes for 44 years and only received PIP after having my leg amputated , I dont think diabetes alone qualifies for PIP
 

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PIP payments
Can you claim these if you have type diabetes?
And if so how do you do it and what do you get?

For t alone no.. doesn’t stop you leading a normal life or getting a normal job, apart from having to look after your diet

If t leads to other conditions that prevent you from leading a normal life then you *may* qualify for benefit payments