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Hi ladies need some advice

Saw onc two weeks ago all clear at moment back in three months but confused over financial side now currently receiving pip and ESA do I still qualify to receive these or not

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I don't know. But my local Maggie centre gives benefit advice, so your nearest one may too.

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Hi, don't know whether this will help as everyone's situation is different. I had a recurrence after 8 years so now classed as not curable. I finished chemo almost two years ago and in remission again. I retired from work and still receive ESA, contribution based, as I have been put in the special group due to the illness being incurable because of recurrence. I feel fine and am bit of a fraud but the money is nice lol

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Hi, don't know whether this will help as everyone's situation is different. I had a recurrence after 8 years so now classed as not curable. I finished chemo almost two years ago and in remission again. I retired from work and still receive ESA, contribution based, as I have been put in the special group due to the illness being incurable because of recurrence. I feel fine and am bit of a fraud but the money is nice lol

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Hi Cerily

Why are you classed as uncurable I had breast cancer then 11 years later it came back as a recurrence that was eight years ago and it has not returned however I got uterine cancer and had a total hysterectomy in August now having treatment and I trust is curable,

Just interested did they actually tell you it's not curable ??

Pam xx

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Yes because it at spread from the original site to lungs when first diagnosed said it's treatable but not curable although chemo cleared lungs and surgery cleared abdomen

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Oops sorry about the double post and meant to say I feel like a fraud, not I am a fraud lol

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Hi, if you are still off work on the sick you are still entitled to ESA. I get that allowance too. Not sure what PIP is, is that what used to be called DLA? Ann

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Yes pip replaced dla

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I think Ovarian cancer is different. Once it has recurred and therefore spread and moved it is classed as incurable but treatable. I am sure other ladies on here will confirm this. Sounds like yours is not ovarian so your situation is not the same x Hope you get your benefit.

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Hi don't know if you mean not getting or now getting . McMillan should be able to put you in touch with a local benefits advisor who should be able to help receive the benefits you can get. As far I was aware persomal independence allowance is not paid soles on diagnosis but rather how you are affected and what impact your illness has on your mobility and personal care. ESA is non income or income related . I think it depends on your NI contributions .

Hope this helps

Ally xx

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Thanks ladies for your replies going leave things as they are for now see how things are going at three month review in January x

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