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Does anyone know if diabetic neurology qualifies toward pip ?

Richardjs1Richardjs1 Member Posts: 2 Listener
Does anyone know if diabetic neurology qualifies toward pip ?

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  • Sam_ScopeSam_Scope Member Posts: 7,732 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Richardjs1
    PIP is less about the impairment and more about how that impairment affects you in day to day life.

    You can try the PIP self test here.
    Scope
    Senior online community officer
  • steve51steve51 Community champion Posts: 6,189 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Richardjs1

    Welcome to our online community/website.

    I hope that we can help/support you with ??????

    I have provided you with the gov info on pip.

    https://www.gov.uk/pip

    Please please let me know if I can help you further ???
  • wildlifewildlife Member Posts: 1,316 Pioneering
    @richardjs1 I am not diabetic but I have peripheral neuropathy and upper body nerve damage. I can only tell you about my own experience. My assessor who professed to be a Paramedic had no understanding of how this affects me which was evident by her report with comments like "although she suffers from Peripheral Neuropathy she is prescribed pain relief." as if this magically made it disappear. Yes I am but it's not for PN it's for other things. It has no effect on the numbness, tingling and burning experienced from this condition. It was also not understood for the danger related to standing in the bath to shower when you can't feel your legs and feet. All the way through assessment, 2 MR's and a complaint made of which this was a part it was not accepted and I remained on standard rate Daily Living because of it. Diabetes has other disabling features so it's worth applying just so long as you are aware you will need strong medical evidence to over ride the limitations of the assessor's knowledge. 
  • Richardjs1Richardjs1 Member Posts: 2 Listener
    Thank you for your response, Wildlife, it's as expected. 
    I currently get dla and haven't yet been invited to attend for pip
  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 4,004 Disability Gamechanger
    PIP, like DLA, is based on the consequences of an impairment not the volume of impairments; medication etc. Anecdotal experience of one persons award cannot be taken as indicative of what someone else with the same condition will receive as it depends on many factors, starting with the quality of the completed claim pack etc. 

    What can be said is that there's no medical condition which is excluded from PIP. 
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