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Type 1 and PIP

Discussion in 'Benefits' started by KesLouise, Mar 14, 2020.

  1. KesLouise

    KesLouise LADA · Well-Known Member

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    Hello everyone

    I’ve just had my HbA1c back and was really happy it’s 49 as it’s a significant improvement from when I first found out about diagnosis. But that isn’t the point of this post!

    My colleague was telling me that I should apply for PIP being type 1 as it impacts on my daily living. I’ve only technically been recognised as type 1 since July 2019 and don’t have any complications to speak of.

    I guess my questions are:

    Is there any point as I feel it might be rejected

    Has anyone been successful?

    Thanks all
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  2. Emily95

    Emily95 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Type 1 alone does not entitle you to PIP. If you had say blindness or limp amputation through having type 1 those may entitle you to PIP.
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  3. Robinredbreast

    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    Type 1 is not a PIP entitlement on its own, other factors, including health issues, other medical conditions etc, may be eligible for PIP, so the person would need to be assessed.
    Well done in getting a good BG result :)
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    #3 Robinredbreast, Mar 14, 2020 at 1:46 PM
    Last edited: Mar 23, 2020
  4. GeordieMark88

    GeordieMark88 · Member

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    I’m Type one but also partially sighted and suffer with chronic migraines.

    NO medical condition entitled you it’s how your daily life is impacted in relation to the PIP descriptors and it’s up to you to demonstrate and evidence this.
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