For UK citizens under the age of 16, you can apply for DLA (Disability Living Allowance). After you have reached the age of 16, you need to acquire Personal Independent Payment (PIP) so that you can continue receiving the benefits. If you reach pension age, you are not eligible for PIP.
It seems that condition is not what counts. It is how ill you are. It depends on the assessor on a case by case basis.
Then how can eczema cause you to be disabled? You would be considering the DLA for taking care of your eczematous child if you are a mom.
If your child has severe eczema, you are eligible for the DLA. It is due to the amount of attention that a child needs in order to manage their condition.
If you have sleepless nights taking care of him or her due to severe itchiness.
If your child needs to be wet wrapped day and night. If you have to quit your job to take care of him or her with multiple hospital admissions due to secondary skin infections.
If your child is absent from school for many days.
If he or she needs prescriptions from the NHS and a special diet.
A person’s disability is determined by the length of the illness if it’s not getting better, and which part of the body it involves.
You just need to fill the PIP form. You can fill out online , print and send it to the respective center. (Check the links below).
Do make copies of all the discharge letters or documents.
There is a section that you need to give consent for them to check the medical records.
Your dermatologist reports could be a real plus.
Then, they will call you for an interview. There are certain eligibility criteria.
You can check the link below:
In the U.S, eczema can be covered under SSI (Supplemental Security Income) disability. However , it has to be extensive lesions for more than 3 months.