People with one of these 25 skin conditions could get over £400 a month from the DWP

Millions of people up and down the country are elligible for disability benefits from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). However, some people with skin conditions might not realise they are able to receive an extra cash boost.

According to WalesOnline, the financial help could go towards daily living costs, rent, or childcare. And while the cost of living continues to hit, it is helpful to know what benefits you could be entitled to.

People with a number of skin conditions are among those who can receive extra support. You may be able to successfully file a claim if you have any one of these skin problems or conditions listed below.

  • Cellulitis
  • Impetigo
  • Infections – Other / type not known
  • Acne vulgaris
  • Eczema – varicose
  • Eczema (dermatitis)
  • Papulosquamous and inflammatory rashes – Other / type not known
  • Psoriasis
  • Rosacea
  • Urticaria
  • Bullous disease – Other / type not known
  • Dermatitis herpetiformis
  • Epidemolysis bullosa
  • Pemphigoid
  • Pemphigus vulgaris
  • Blood vessels/lymphatics – Other diseases of / type not known
  • Leg ulcers (arterial)
  • Leg ulcers (venous)
  • Lymphoedema
  • Pressure sores
  • Venous insufficiency – chronic
  • Collagen and elastic tissue – Other diseases of / type not known
  • Ehlers Danlos syndrome

You may also be eligible if you fall into two other categories listed as “Burns” and “Skin disease – Other / type not known”. If your specific condition is not listed it may still be worth checking if you fall under the “other” category.

What could you claim via PIP?

Personal Independence Payment (PIP) is available to people in Britain who suffer from long-term health conditions and is made up of two components – a daily living rate and a mobility rate – and you can be entitled to both or just one of these. These are then split again, into the standard rate and the enhanced rate.

As of April 2023, for the daily living rate, you can either get £68.10 or £101.75 a week and for mobility, you can either get £26.90 or £71. If you are eligible for both enhanced rates you can get over £700 every month.

PIP is usually paid every four weeks unless you are terminally ill, in which case it is paid every week. PIP will be paid directly into your bank, building society or credit union account.

Who is eligible for PIP?

You don’t have to have worked or paid National Insurance to be eligible for PIP. You must however have a health condition or disability where you:

The DWP will judge the eligibility of your PIP claim on a period of 12 months, looking back for three months and forward for nine months – they must consider if your illness changes over time.

How do you make a claim for PIP?

You can make a new claim by contacting the DWP. You’ll find all the information you need to apply on the gov.uk website.

source: express.co.uk