total laryngectomy

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good afternoon i had a total laryngectomy 24 years ago. i get the old incompacity benifit so dont qualify for the cost of living payment.  i get enhanced care componant of pip. ive been told i can get a blue badge n mobility pipndue to the many weather conditions for walking which cant walk to far as get breathless. is it financiuly worth it or would i get less mony.    kind regards

  • Hello  

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