Applying for pip

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Hi I'm applying for pip and need a bit of help filling in the form

It's asking for medication list  treatments and side effects.

I'm on my first week of treatment so I have had some side effects already sickness, diarrhea, constipation pelvic and stomach pain.  But obviously it's early days as I have 6 more weeks of treatments including chemo radiotherapy brachatherapy and I'm slso taking the new drug trial tollinpant.  What should I put down on these side effects. Thanks

Samantha

  • Hello  

    Thanks for getting in touch. 

    We have a dedicated group of Welfare Rights Advisers who can answer your question regarding PIP. Unfortunately, the Welfare Rights Advisers don’t currently have a presence on Ask an Expert but you could speak to them by phone. You can contact them on freephone 0808 808 0000 and they’re available Monday to Friday 8am – 8pm and weekends 9am – 5pm. If you’d prefer you can also contact them via webchat here by selecting “Chat to us” and then the “Welfare Benefits & Grants” option. 

    They will ask you for some financial details such as your household income, amount of any savings, cost of rent/mortgage, council tax and utilities just to see if any other help is available.

    Just to clarify, the Financial Guidance Service can provide information and guidance on all aspects of your personal finances to help you make informed decisions in the following areas;

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    If there is anything from the above list that you would like to discuss, please reply to this message, or speak to us directly on the same number. To reach the Financial Guidance team just select options 1 then 2 then 1 again. Our team are available Monday to Friday 8am – 6pm.

     

    Kind regards,

    Sheena

    Financial Guide