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Q1: listing your conditions, medications and treatments

This advice applies to England

Question 1a

List all the physical and mental health conditions and disabilities you have and the date they started. 

You don't need to go into any detail about how your conditions affect you - you can add these details in questions 3 to 15.

You don’t need to be too specific about the date if you’re not sure - the year it started will be enough. 

Example

Name of your condition or disability Approximate start date 
Agoraphobia  2012
Arthritis 2009

Question 1b

List all the tablets and medications you use and any that you're about to start.    

This includes anything you pay for yourself (for example, painkillers) as well as anything you’ve been prescribed.

If you’re not sure whether a tablet or medication is relevant, it’s best to include it anyway.

Write down how often you take each medicine, as well as the strength and dosage if you know it - for example “2 tablets, 50mg, 3 times a day”. You can find the strength on packet or the patient information leaflet that comes with the medicine.

If you've got a printed prescription list you can attach this to your claim form - write your name and National Insurance number on it. 

Side effects from medication

If you have medication to help you with side effects from another medication, you should include it. 

Also, if there’s medication you should take but can’t because of the side effects you have, include it here too.

Example 

Mary takes a pain-relieving tablet for arthritis and this tablet makes her feel sick. Her doctor prescribed her a tablet to stop her feeling sick.

Question 1c

List any treatments and therapies that you’re having or are going to have. If you’re going to have any operations, list these too.

You’ll need to include:

  • when your treatment or therapy started or when it’s due to start
  • how often your treatment or therapy is
  • the dates of any operations you’re going to have

If you’re not sure whether a treatment, therapy or operation is relevant, it’s best to include it anyway. Include anything that you pay for yourself privately as well as anything you get from the NHS.

Help with question 2: listing your health professionals

Back to Help Filling in your PIP Claim Form

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