IBS sufferers could claim PIP

Publication Date12 January 2022
Publication titleAirdrie & Coatbridge Advertiser
IBS is a common long-term health condition that affects the digestive system which can cause pain or discomfort in your tummy and a change in your bowel habits

People can develop IBS at any age, but according to research by Bupa, they usually develop their first symptoms when they are between 20 and 30.

Women are twice as likely as men to report having symptoms of IBS and it's unusual to get them for the first time after the age of 50.

IBS is usually a life-long condition which can be frustrating to live with and may have a big impact on your everyday life - inside and outside the home.

If this is the case, you may be eligible for a Personal Independence Payment (PIP) and receive financial support.

You do not need to have a carer or have someone helping you to qualify for PIP and you could receive between £23.70 and £152.15 every week - as PIP is paid every four weeks, this amounts to between £94.80...

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