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by Sarah Lawrence
Tue Aug 20, 2013 5:01 pm
Forum: adult medical
Topic: Lost and don't know where to start
Replies: 1
Views: 2786

Re: Lost and don't know where to start

Hello, That sounds like a very difficult situation. In terms of benefits, you could try claiming Personal independence payment (PIP)-this is designed to meet the extra costs of living with a long term illness or disability. It is for people who have difficulty with walking and getting about and for ...
by Sarah Lawrence
Tue Aug 20, 2013 2:27 pm
Forum: adult medical
Topic: DLA application
Replies: 3
Views: 4545

Re: DLA application

Hello, You may also find the following links useful. The DWP have an A-Z of medical conditions which DWP staff use when assessing benefit claims. You will see CFS/M.E has one entry and for information about fibromyalgia they are directed to directed to NHS Choices. http://www.dwp.gov.uk/publications...
by Sarah Lawrence
Tue Aug 20, 2013 2:00 pm
Forum: adult medical
Topic: Support for starting up in work/ self employment
Replies: 3
Views: 4190

Re: Support for starting up in work/ self employment

Hello, The DWP have introduced the New Enterprise Allowance. Originally just for JSA claimants, some ESA claimants in the Work Related Activity group can now access this help. The programme provides a volunteer business mentor and can help with the costs of starting a business and other financial he...
by Sarah Lawrence
Fri Aug 16, 2013 10:54 am
Forum: adult medical
Topic: PIP
Replies: 11
Views: 3816

Re: PIP

I would just add that there are two types of Employment and support allowance (ESA)-Contribution ESA based is dependent on your national insurance record and is not means tested whilst Income related ESA is means tested and does not take into account your national insurance record. The means test ta...
by Sarah Lawrence
Thu Aug 15, 2013 11:22 am
Forum: adult medical
Topic: PIP
Replies: 11
Views: 3816

Re: PIP

Unfortunately PIP is the replacement benefit for DLA so in those terms there is no alternative but to apply for PIP. Employment and Support Allowance is the benefit for people that are not able to work and DLA/PIP are designed to cover the extra costs that arise from being disabled or having a long ...
by Sarah Lawrence
Thu Aug 15, 2013 9:32 am
Forum: fibromyalgia
Topic: alternative therapies / car parking
Replies: 3
Views: 3644

Re: alternative therapies / car parking

It sounds as if you would need to apply for a Blue badge under what are known as the discretionary grounds. Some people can get a Blue badge automatically upon application if they are in receipt of DLA high rate mobility for example. If you do not fall into one of the automatic categories you need t...
by Sarah Lawrence
Thu Aug 15, 2013 9:10 am
Forum: adult medical
Topic: F.a.o Sarah Lawrence - CFS/M.E and PIP
Replies: 6
Views: 8696

Re: F.a.o Sarah Lawrence - CFS/M.E and PIP

Thank-you for your post. As PIP is still a very new benefit we have not had any feedback on claims that people with M.E are making. As you may know PIP has replaced DLA and many people with M.E successfully claimed this (although significant numbers were not successful too or only got it on appeal)....
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