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I have severe lung disease and need some help any tips on filling pip form

i have heard some horror stories about how your treated

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Hello Katkat, I'm no expert but someone will be along soon who can offer advice.

In the meantime, if you're old enough I believe Age UK or Citizens Advice Bureau.

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Good tips from peeg asking Age UK or Citizens advice to help you fill the form in.

Good luck with it.

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Would defo get a benefits expert involved Welfare Rights, CAB, DIAL.

Good luck cx

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Photo copy your form when its been done .. And list every little thing head to toe if thay dont ask tell them

Pip is more about care you recive than your illness

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Thank you all for your replies i tried to get cab appointment. but there's a waiting time.il keep trying x

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I suppose you could ask your pulmonary nurse too. You can say that you're disabled and cannot go out easily. On the phone to the CAB, you can use this argument too.Ask the BLF help line 03000 030 555, Mon to Fri 10 am till 1 pm. Good luck.

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Thanks helingmic i have been filling some of the form then going back to it,it is more like a book these things are meant to stress you out x

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like daz says put every single thing on the form the more information you can put on every section of the form the more you tell them how your life is affected then the more chance you will get it without having a face to face and because atos are not doing the pips anymore you wiil be assessed under the old system dla remember no short answers. atos scumbags have moved on to termilly ill patients & under 16 year olds but there is uproar in the commons about this how can they put someone terminal you can do ajob good luck

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I recently had mine filled in by a lady at cab. She was very knowledgable about the decease and wrote loads of stuff. We usually adapt to our breathing problems but she wrote things on the form like when Im cooking I`ll sit down on the kitchen stool as much as I can which I have done for a while now but don`t really think about it, it`s normal to me.She did however tell me that it takes about 6 months before you actually know if your will get an award but its backdated tho.

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Omg how can they do that to the teminaly ill im disdusted thanks again for your help x

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if you smoke try to quiet soon as possible,don't go out in cold keep the house whom ,flow injection ,

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I don't smoke and om finding it difficult to warm the house i don't have enough income to keep the temperature the recommended heat i have never asked for help before and the pip book is stressing me out thanks for your help x

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My advice would be to be truthful but concentrate on how it affects you, not saying "on a good day I can ...." because let's face it, we never know when or if we're going to have a good day. I was awarded mobility first time and low level care first time, and filled it out myself. Am worrying though, as they are doing away with the low level care, will I lose that element altogether, or put me up to the medium care. I definitely qualify for medium care now but daren't apply again as you never know what they're going to do, doesn't seem any rhyme or reason to who gets it. Get some help with the form and get it sent off, your award will be backdated to when you asked for the form, the sooner the better. Good luck. Sadie xx

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Sadie i will finish the form off over the weekend and keep my fingers crossed and the dwp are reviewing all old claims like yours but it will take time so don't worry x

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Hi katkat, after reading your post and chrissie's reply below about points (thanks chrissie!) it prompted me to have a root around on the internet and found this. It tells you how many points you can get and nearer the bottom how many points you need to qualify. Very useful. Sadie xx

benefitsandwork.co.uk/perso...

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I did my pip through Age uk some 3 months ago,,and yes they are about 5 months behind,, so a long wait again,,but the Age uk has the forms there with the no of units you can score for each question, so would advise to gett it done with there help,,

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Thanks i will look into.it ,

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Well all I can say is best of luck I do agree what people are saying about ATOS they are a bunch of tosers and every person they get off DLA & ESA the bigger the bonus. I am level 4 COPD I have been turned down for both I have also sent a letter to my MP's and one is taking with minister of DOWP I believe in name and shame.

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Hi the more i read the more i don't think Il bother i don't no how it works some pople have got both elements so what do u have do don't they class this as a disability x

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To onnamission cant you appeal ive read most people win there appeals so give it a try is level 4severe i have level 3 x

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