The Division for Work and Pensions (DWP) gives these funds for individuals who have a a variety of disabilities and long run well being circumstances. PIP may very well be a lifeline to Britons as they might obtain 1000’s annually.
Folks dwelling with one among 21 musculoskeletal circumstances may be capable of get these weekly funds to assist with day after day actions, though eligibility is right down to how situation impacts an individual, not the situation itself.
Musculoskeletal circumstances are accidents and problems that have an effect on the human physique’s motion or musculoskeletal system resembling muscle groups, tendons, ligaments, nerves, discs and blood vessels.
Arthritis is a basic time period that refers to many of those totally different circumstances.
Some frequent musculoskeletal circumstances embrace osteoarthritis, again ache, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, osteoporosis, gout, polymyalgia rheumatica, lupus and ankylosing spondylitis.
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PIP shouldn’t be means examined, so it’s price making use of even when somebody continues to be working or has financial savings.
Roughly 8.5 million individuals undergo from painful joints within the UK, in line with the Nationwide Institute for Well being and Medical Excellence (NICE).
Painful joints are one of many 19 well being circumstances that would lead to eligibility for PIP which may add as much as £608 a month.
Nevertheless, how a lot PIP somebody receives is determined by the severity of their sickness and the way it impacts their means to hold out on a regular basis duties.
Among the many three million individuals within the UK who declare PIP, 35 p.c of those individuals are receiving the very best stage of the profit, in line with information launched by the DWP in January.
Of those claimants, 305,279 Scots at the moment are receiving monetary assist of between £23.70 and £152.15 every week, a rise of 8,088 from the earlier determine of 297,213 in October, 2021.
That is the record of twenty-two fundamental musculoskeletal circumstances being supported by way of PIP to assist with both day by day dwelling, mobility wants or a mixture of each parts.
These are the principle circumstances, inside every class there are a complete of 87 sub-conditions.
PIP is paid each 4 weeks so individuals can get between £94.80 and £608.60 each month.
Eligible claimants will need to have a well being situation or incapacity the place they’ve had difficulties with day by day dwelling or getting round (or each) for 3 months and so they count on these difficulties to proceed for a minimum of 9 month.
The DWP will choose the eligibility of a PIP declare on a interval of 12 months, wanting again for 3 months and ahead for 9 months – they have to think about if the sickness modifications over time.
Earlier than making use of, Britons ought to decide whether or not they may very well be eligible by contemplating if they’ve issue with getting ready or consuming meals, dressing and undressing, washing, bathing and utilizing the bathroom, managing therapies and medication, studying and speaking and interesting with others.
The mobility half is paid to individuals who have issue shifting round – both inside or exterior – their residence.