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I am partially sighted - can I claim PIP?

lynnhlynnh Member Posts: 2 Listener
Hi i have just been regeristed partailly sighted can i claim PIP


  • LiamO_DellLiamO_Dell Member Posts: 1,114 Pioneering
    Hi @lynnh,

    Welcome to Scope's online community! It's great to have you here.

    Have you had a look at our benefits calculator? It's a handy little tool which can help you find out which benefits you're entitled to.

    There's also some more information about PIP and eligibility on the Gov.UK website.

    I hope this helps. If you have any other questions, then please do get in touch!
  • steve51steve51 Community champion Posts: 6,189 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @lynnh.

    Welcome to our online community !!!

    Please please follow Liam's great advice !!!

    If there is anything else that we can help you with please let us know !!!
  • NystagmiteNystagmite Member Posts: 609 Pioneering
    Don't be overly surprised if you have to fight for it. I'm partially sighted with a few complex conditions plus other health issues. I failed for the most ridiculous of reasons. When you register, you get given a bundle of papers which states you're registered. I've got no idea where mine is. (it's 9 years old and my vision has changed a lot since then) Because I couldn't produce it, I'm supposedly not registered. My GP says I am... (I've moved 3 times since then and wouldn't have a clue where it is)

    RNIB have some advice on their website.
  • lynnhlynnh Member Posts: 2 Listener
    Hi i have got all my paperwork and i can produce it
  • NystagmiteNystagmite Member Posts: 609 Pioneering
    Have you gone through the criteria to see where you score points? It's how you are half the time. But as I found, they based it on how I was on the day.
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