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COPD and Benefits confused

I was diagnosed with COPD 8 years ago at the age of 40 and have not worked since. Ive never claimed any benefits mainly because I never knew I could or which benefits to claim. Has anyone got any advice on which benefits I could claim for how do I go about it. Thank you

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Try for Employment support allowance and PIP

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Sorry personal independance payment

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Thank you I will check this out

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Hi

Benefits are payable according to your financial circumstances.

Or if you have medical condition how you are affected by that condition in relation to your care needs and mobility.

Check out the two links below.

gov.uk/benefits-calculators means tested.

gov.uk/pip non means tested.

BLF also have a benefits advisor.

03000 030 555

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Hi lynnemasters,

We have a benefits advisor here on the BLF Helpline who would be happy to have a chat with you and run through what your options are.

The telephone number is 03000 030 555 and the lines are open Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm.

Best wishes,

Ben

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Thank you I will take a look at the links first to get some understanding and then give the Helpline a call

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You can claim pip you can get the form from the job centre or give them a call

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Thank you Grace

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hello lynnemasters, you have to get in touch with a disability agency in your town because they all work differently depending on where you live. I live in Trenton,nj and it was not hard at all for me to collect disability benefits. Good luck to you.

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Thank you I will check it out

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