Personal Independence Payments (PIP) could be available to people suffering with diabetes.
PIP is awarded to help cover the costs of daily living tasks or getting around outside the home as a result of a physical or learning disability, long term illness or mental health condition. The payment is issued by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and the latest figures released show there were almost 2.9 million claiming PIP by January 31, 2022.
The statistics show 33,498 of these people are claiming PIP for diabetes. People living with diabetes could be entitled to extra financial support of between £224.45 and £156.90 each week. The benefit is paid every four weeks so this amounts to between £97.80 and £627.60 every payment period – as The Daily Record reports.