Extra payments worth up to £9,000 a year available for asthma – can you get PIP?


MILLIONS of people suffer from asthma, but many may not know that they could get up to £9,000 a year in extra help.

Asthma sufferers could be entitled to thousands of pounds in support

If you have a condition such as severe asthma it counts as a disability.

And if it’s making your daily life difficult, you may be eligible for Personal Independence Payment (PIP).

What is PIP?

Millions suffering from long-term health conditions or disabilities get extra cash help through personal independence payments (PIP).

Crucially, you must also have a health condition or disability where you either have had difficulties with daily living or getting around (or both) for three months, and you expect these difficulties to continue for at least nine months (unless you’re terminally ill with less than 12 months to live).

What are the current PIP rates?

PIP is made up of two parts, and whether you get one or both of these depends on how severely your condition affects you.

How much you get also depends on how your condition affects you.

How do I apply for PIP?

You can make a new Personal Independence Payment (PIP) claim by calling the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) on 0800 917 2222.

When you claim, you’ll need the following information:

  • Your contact details
  • Date of birth
  • National Insurance number
  • Bank or building society account number and sort code
  • Your doctor or health worker’s name
  • Address and telephone number,
  • Dates and addresses for any time you’ve spent abroad, in a care home or hospital

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