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TOPIC: Pip

Pip 5 months 3 weeks ago #228481

Hi Gorden My wife took your advice , The first time my wife was two points off enhanced that was 2016i think there are getting clever this time it was four points of both and welfare right said there might be harder to get , The strange thing is the point on walking are more this time and the overwhelming distress none last time four plus my wife is under a doctor for mental health last time she was nt , there said no weakness in hand not what the hospital have said so there are doctors knowi do nt think
My wife as osteoarthritis in both knees grade 3 / 4 she A’s spondylitis which she was told last week is very bad , not recieved the copy of letter yet but also physio have said it she as pins in her feet both are deformed, My wife been in agony the last months her hands have been so painful we are to go see a endocrinologist, she can physically take no more or mentally , she said she not in a wheelchair even though she in pain 20 50 metres last time 50 /200 they changed the goal points
it’s affecting our quality of life and with anxiety ishe just just cannot switch of , it’s not that it’s not true it’s she ca nt take the stress
Thank you again I will remain a member
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Pip 3 months 2 weeks ago #231665

Hi Gorden , I was wondering if you could advise me, I have my own business and I have recently been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis I have worked all my life and still working at the moment, but beginning to struggle, can I apply for pip in due cause ? Will I be able to get esa if I have to finish work ? Any help would be helpful

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Pip 3 months 2 weeks ago #231689

David wrote: Hi Gorden , I was wondering if you could advise me, I have my own business and I have recently been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis I have worked all my life and still working at the moment, but beginning to struggle, can I apply for pip in due cause ? Will I be able to get esa if I have to finish work ? Any help would be helpful


Providing you have suffered from your current limitations and expect to for a further nine months then you can make a claim for PIP, obviously, you will need to show that you meet the criteria for an award, see out PIP Claim guide for more information.

www.benefitsandwork.co.uk/help-for-claimants/pip

To make a claim for ESA you will need to have sufficient Class 2 NI Contribution in the two Tax Years proceeding the date of claim, at the moment these are 2016-17 and 2017-18. If you don't have the Contributions then it would be Universal Credit depending on your circumstances.

Gordon

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Pip 3 months 2 weeks ago #231696

Thank you , yes I payed all my contributions, but only just being diagnosed with R Arthritis so cannot apply for pip yet , I hope to carry on as long as I can so I will see how I go ,
Thank you again

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Pip 3 months 2 weeks ago #231710

David wrote: Thank you , yes I payed all my contributions, but only just being diagnosed with R Arthritis so cannot apply for pip yet , I hope to carry on as long as I can so I will see how I go ,
Thank you again


It's not when you were diagnosed but when you started having your current issues.

Gordon

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