DWP PIP worth up to £156 a week available to people with IBSwritten by Bella Palmer
New data released by the DWP reveals that there are now nearly 2.9 million people throughout the UK who claim the benefit, of which more than 305,000 live in Scotland
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common disorder affecting the large intestine that can cause symptoms such as cramping, abdominal pain, bloating, gas, diarrhoea and constipation.
The condition can develop at any age, but research carried out by Bupa has revealed that most people experience their first symptoms between the ages of 20 and 30.
Additionally, it has been found that women have double the chance of reporting symptoms compared to men, and symptoms are unlikely to develop for the first time after the age of 50.
While there is no cure for IBS, lifestyle changes and medications can help reduce symptoms, as reported by the Daily Record.
Most people with the condition will find that their symptoms ebb and flow over time, with some seeing improvement whilst others will find they get worse.
In most cases, IBS is a lifelong condition, and for many people it can be a frustrating and difficult condition to live with that has a major impact on their day-to-day life.
These people may be entitled to receive financial aid in the form of Personal Independence Payment (PIP).
New data released by the DWP reveals that there are now nearly 2.9 million people throughout the UK who claim the benefit, of which more than 305,000 live in Scotland.
PIP is paid every four weeks, with claimants receiving between £97.80 and £627.60 depending on their condition and how it affects them.
In Scotland, PIP is currently in the process of being replaced by the new Adult Disability Payment (ADP) benefit, which will have similar eligibility criteria and payment rates.
The recent statistics also showed that there are 1,912 claimants across the UK receiving PIP for IBS.
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