DWP could provide a £691 monthly PIP to anyone who has these 24 breathing conditions

If you have one of these 24 breathing problems, including asthma, you could be awarded up to £691 each month through PIP.

You may be eligible for Independence Payment (PIP) if your health condition has an impact on your day-to-day life.

PIP is worth up to an additional £172.75 extra each week. As it is paid every four weeks, this means it is worth up to £691 each time you get paid. This works out at over £8,000 a year.

The following breathing conditions may make you eligible.

  • Sleep apnoea – obstructive
  • Upper respiratory tract – other diseases of/type not known
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Chronic bronchitis
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Asthma
  • Asbestosis
  • Extrinsic allergic alveolitis
  • Fibrosing alveolitis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Silicosis
  • Granulomatous lung disease and pulmonary infiltration
  • Pulmonary fibrosis – other/type not known
  • Pneumoconiosis
  • Pulmonary fibrosis
  • Pleura
  • Pleural effusion
  • Pneumothorax
  • Pulmonary embolus
  • Pneumonia
  • Lung transplantation
  • Heart and lung transplantation