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    Hi!

    I'm applying for the DSA and I'm not sure if I'd be classified as a Physical Disability or a Long Term Condition. I asked my chiropractor but he says it's both so neither of us no what to put. I have Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome which gives me chronic pain if that helps.

    Also does anyone know how to find out if you're eligible for PIP? I asked my doctor who passed me onto social services, who passed me onto a different team who told me to ask student finance...
    I'm not interested in claiming benefits or registering as disabled it's just a question you have to answer and I think that I would be eligible but I don't know if there's any way to do it without actually claiming.

    I would appreciate any help!
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    Hi!

    I'm applying for the DSA and I'm not sure if I'd be classified as a Physical Disability or a Long Term Condition. I asked my chiropractor but he says it's both so neither of us no what to put. I have Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome which gives me chronic pain if that helps.

    Also does anyone know how to find out if you're eligible for PIP? I asked my doctor who passed me onto social services, who passed me onto a different team who told me to ask student finance...
    I'm not interested in claiming benefits or registering as disabled it's just a question you have to answer and I think that I would be eligible but I don't know if there's any way to do it without actually claiming.

    I would appreciate any help!
    Hi fismth,

    When you apply for DSA you will need to send us evidence of your condition.

    If you send a letter from a medical practitioner on headed paper confirming the diagnosis, explaining how it affects you on a daily basis and confirming that the condition is long term, likely to last twelve months or more this will be reviewed by the DSA team.

    Personal Independence Payment (PIP) is a benefit for people with a long-term health condition or impairment,

    With regards to PIP, to make a claim you will have to telephone the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP).

    Thanks Rona
 
 
 

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