Posted on 14 January, 2023
Scottish PIP (Personal Independence Payment) Or ADP (Adult Disability Payment) Could Provide Up To £627 Each Month For People With Chronic Pain Conditions
DWP (Department for Work and Pensions) is providing financial support for more than 170,000 people with Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
By Linda Howard Money and Consumer Writer
12 January 2023
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Chronic or persistent pain is pain that carries on for longer than 12 weeks despite medication or treatment. Most people get back to normal after pain following an injury or operation, but sometimes the pain carries on for longer or comes on without any history of an injury or operation.
Chronic pain can also affect people living with other long-term conditions, such as diabetes, arthritis, fibromyalgia, irritable bowel and back pain. It is estimated that one in five people in Scotland are affected by chronic pain and the Scottish Government is working with NHS Scotland to ensure everyone living with the condition is able to access care and support.
Financial support is also available through Personal Independence Payment (PIP) and Adult Disability Payment (ADP) for people of working age and Attendance Allowance for those who have reached State Pension age, to help cover extra daily living or mobility costs.
Last edited: 14 January, 2023