Really bad IBS and Barrett’s oesophagus. Can I claim anything

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Disability Money Matters
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Disability Money Matters
Hi guys
Been struggling the past 6 months
I had a really bad camera procedure done , well my bowel didn’t react nicely to it !
And now the hospital say I have really bad IBS which I never had before .
Really bad lower back pain
Stabbing abdominal pain
Permanent watery stools
Going the toilet 6-8 times a day
Passing disgusting wind .
It’s been going on months .
I also suffer from bad digestion and stomach reflux from having Barrets .
These illnesses are keeping off work a lot and I am in genuine pain all the time .
Do I pass for any help or benefits with these 2 illnesses ?
Because it’s getting worse
Cheers guys

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  • poppy12345poppy12345 Forumite
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    Hi guys
    Been struggling the past 6 months
    I had a really bad camera procedure done , well my bowel didn’t react nicely to it !
    And now the hospital say I have really bad IBS which I never had before .
    Really bad lower back pain
    Stabbing abdominal pain
    Permanent watery stools
    Going the toilet 6-8 times a day
    Passing disgusting wind .
    It’s been going on months .
    I also suffer from bad digestion and stomach reflux from having Barrets .
    These illnesses are keeping off work a lot and I am in genuine pain all the time .
    Do I pass for any help or benefits with these 2 illnesses ?
    Because it’s getting worse
    Cheers guys
    You say you work? SSP would be your first option for 28 weeks before being able to claim any out of work benefits such as ESA. With no information about your circumstances then it's impossible to advise you further.



    The disability benefit called PIP could be an option but it's not about a diagnosis, it's how your conditions affect your ability to carry out daily activities based on the PIP descriptors.


    You must have had the condition for 3 months and expect it to last at least another 9 months.



    You need to score 8 points or more for any award and there's 2 parts, mobility and daily living. Evidence will be needed to support a claim and a claim can take several months. Here's some links for you to look at for the PIP.



    http://www.mybenefitsandwork.co.uk/pip/indexxx.php


    https://www.ageuk.org.uk/information-advice/money-legal/benefits-entitlements/personal-independence-payment/


    https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/personal-independence-payment-assessment-guide-for-assessment-providers/pip-assessment-guide-part-2-the-assessment-criteria#daily-living-activities
  • Thank you
    I am only concerned as it’s starting to make a difference to my life and daily work .
    I am on medication for life and under the barrets clincic for life.
    This IBS is new well 3 months now , and it this that’s destroying my life .
    It’s too a point a need a toilet by me permanently !
    I just wanted to post and see if anyone has similar experiences to me and what they do or get help .
    My mrs works and ears around £15,000 a year . And I was the bread winner earning a good wage £36,000 a year . But I am finding difficult to carry on working . It’s embarrassing
  • want_to_savewant_to_save Forumite
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    Hi Yozzman

    I have crohns and have had it for over 20 years so i know how you feel unfortunately i have never been able to claim anything however good luck
  • I am sorry about your difficulties but unfortunately I think you will struggle with PIP unless your stomach cramping is to the point where you can't endure activities such as making meals, bathing and dressing. Unfortunately it's unfair but PIP does not consider the frequency you need the toilet as long as it's managed independently, the only thing you could potentially get for toileting is maybe needing pads ? By all means try but it is unlikely.

    Hope things get better for you :)
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