Welfare benefits questions.....

Good afternoon everyone,

I hope you’re all well.

Just a reminder that welfare advice is available on our helpline, along with any other questions you have concerning living with a lung condition.

If you're in UK and recently diagnosed, struggling to juggle work and illness, already on a benefit and worried about losing it or facing the daunting process of phasing from DLA onto PIP, I can certainly listen, and offer advice on where to go and what to do.

If you have a questions, please private message me with your phone number and I’ll get back to you.

I work -

Monday 9-3.45

Tuesday 9-3

Wednesday 9-5

Thursday 9-3

Friday 9-3

I look forward to hearing from you, Biddy, Specialist Adviser, 03000 030 555

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  • Thank you Biddy. Xxx

  • Good to know Biddy. Thank you. xx

  • I remember you went to a lot of trouble for me regarding work uni and benefits your help was very appreciated...thank you xx

  • Good to hear Angie, you know where I am if you need anything else.


  • Thank you Biddy, I may take you up on that. x

  • Yes, please do!

  • I may also take you up on that as I am now unable to work .thank u.

  • Hi Lyn, yes, give me a call when you're ready. Or PM me your phone number and I'll call you back.


  • That's lovely and very helpful but most of our problems seem to come from the so called professionals who have the power to make decisions about our welfare but are ignorant of the facts which apply to our particular situations and needs. In consequence they make us jump through unnecessay hoops, subject us to distressing anxiety and invade our privacy.

    Do you have anything to deal with that.

    We would all be very grateful

  • I take your point, the whole process from application to award, can be fraught with difficulties and communication break down. There are agencies that offer specialist advice, assistance and advocacy to help you through this, admittedly they are few, and vary from area to area. I'd be happy to chat if you want to give me a call on 03000 030 555


  • Thank you Biddy. I am waiting to see if I get the Badge now and then I am going to compile a dossier against them. It is a very lonely and frightening process with nobody to support a person against the arbitrary power which these people have. Warwick have created a complex system whereby there is no set procedure for obtaining and most particularly, renewing the BB. It is all smoke and mirrors and they demand multiple and repeated proofs of eligibility. The vicissitudes of this make it very difficult to verbalise what they are doing and how badly they are treating disabled people.

    I shall give you a call when I have sorted it all out in my mind.

  • OK.

    This may help, if you find you have to appeal a decision on the BB.

    It's the DfT guidance notes for the blue badge scheme. The sentence referring to lung conditions is on page 22. It may be useful to quote this if you find you’re not successful with your application.


    Best of luck. Biddy.

  • Hi my mane is lorraine petrie . I have copd. Anx wear and tear in my hip and back . I get middel pip. I have a care but i am unsure what other help is ther for me

  • Hi Lorraine, I'm happy to give to a call for a chat to discuss what else there may be for you. Please PM me with your phone number and I'll give you a call.

    Thanks, Biddy

  • Hi my name jean having a bit prob going from DLA to pip

  • Hi Jean, the phase over can be a tricky time I know. Would you like me to call you for a chat? If you would, please PM me with your phone number.

    Thanks, Biddy

  • Hi Biddy. Have had COPD for some years. Would like to get some advice too. Thank you.

  • Good morning,

    Please PM me with your enquiry or phone number and I'll get back to you.


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