Does anyone know anything about formerly DLA which is now PIP. What entitles you to this benefit? I have recently been told by a friend that I should be claiming it but I'm not sure whether it's a benefit for people who require a carer or for people who have lost limbs etc. I suffer from Neuropathic pain since breaking my back 6 years ago. Anyone that suffers from it will know that every day is different. I suffer with sleep deprivation and don't sleep for days,. Some days I am so exhausted I can't even get out of bed and when I do I often need help to get up and even do the simplest things like getting dressed etc.. I'm on controlled drugs + other medication for the pain and therefore cannot always do the simplest things and rely on my partner to do so much for me. Could anyone tell me if it sounds like I would be the type of person that would be entitled for the benefit. I must say it would make such a financial difference to us as obviously our life has changed radically, financially, with only one wage coming into the house and my partner struggling to do 30 hours a week because of my needs.
Any info would be a great help.