Can cancer patients get PIP?
As a firm specialising in Personal Independence Payment (PIP), we understand that being diagnosed with cancer can be a challenging time for individuals and their loved ones. One of the concerns that clients may have is whether or not they are eligible for PIP.
The answer to this question is that it depends on individual circumstances. PIP is a benefit for individuals who have a long-term health condition or disability, and it is designed to help them with the additional costs associated with their condition. Therefore, if you have been diagnosed with cancer and it has an impact on your daily life, you may be eligible for PIP.
There are two components of PIP: daily living and mobility. The daily living component is for those who need help with activities such as preparing food, washing and dressing, and managing medication. The mobility component is for those who have difficulty getting around, whether it be due to physical or cognitive impairments. Depending on your individual circumstances, you may be eligible for one or both of these components.
To determine your eligibility, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) will consider how your condition affects you. They will assess your ability to carry out activities and how your condition affects your ability to engage with other people. They may also consider evidence from your doctor, specialist nurse or other healthcare professionals involved in your care.
It is important to note that PIP is not means-tested, so it does not depend on your income or savings. It is also not affected by any other benefits you may be receiving, such as Employment and Support Allowance or Universal Credit.
We understand that the process of applying for PIP can be daunting, especially during a difficult time such as a cancer diagnosis. That is why we are here to help. Our team can guide you through the process and ensure that you receive the support you are entitled to. We can help you with the application process, provide advice on what evidence to submit and represent you throughout the process.
In summary, if you have been diagnosed with cancer and it has an impact on your daily life, you may be eligible for PIP. The process of applying can be overwhelming, but we are here to help you every step of the way.