DWP PIP £156 payment could be owed to Brits with asthma and 23 other health conditions

DWP PIP £156 payment could be owed to Brits with asthma and 23 other health conditions

Britons who suffer from respiratory ailments that affect their daily lives may be eligible for a payment of up to £156 per week from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).

The DWP payment could be a welcome boost to those struggling with the ongoing cost of living crisis.

Data released by the DWP has shown an increase in the number of people claiming support for a list of conditions that affect the airways.

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It lists 24 conditions with 2.9 million people in the UK claiming support through Personal Independence Payments (PIP) at the end of January this year.

PIP rates 2022 to 2023

Eligibility is split into Daily Living and Mobility with payments ranging from £24.45 to £156.90 per week.

PIP is paid every four weeks, with eligible Brits receiving payments between £97.80 and £627.60 per period.

Who is eligible for PIP?

In general, to be eligible for PIP you must have lived in the UK for at least two of the past three years and be resident in the country when you apply for aid.

To be eligible, you must have a health condition that has resulted in difficulties with daily living or transportation for three months and you must expect these difficulties to persist for at least nine months.

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If you need help with daily tasks such as preparing or cooking food or moving outside the home, consider applying for support.

Below you will find an overview of the 24 conditions that qualify for support via PIP. Assessment award rates vary by disabling condition and a PIP claimant’s main disabling condition is recorded during their assessment.

Upper Respiratory Diseases

  • Sleep Apnea – Obstructive
  • Upper Respiratory Tract – Other diseases of/type not known

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Chronical bronchitis
  • emphysema


Cystic fibrosis


lung fibrosis

  • Extrinsic Allergic Alveolitis
  • Fibrosis Alveolitis
  • Pulmonary fibrosis – Other / type unknown


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  • Asbestosis
  • Pneumoconiosis – coal workers
  • Pneumoconiosis – Other / type unknown
  • Silicosis

Granulomatous lung disease and lung infiltration

  • Granulomatous lung disease and lung infiltration – Other / type unknown
  • Sarcoidosis

Disease of the pleura

  • empyema
  • Pleura – Other diseases of / type not known
  • pleural effusion
  • pneumothorax

Lung transplant

Heart and Lung Transplant

pulmonary embolism


For more information about PIP and whether you might qualify, visit the government’s website.

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