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People who snore might be eligible to earn up to £156 a week due to medical condition

People who snore might be eligible to earn up to £156 a week due to medical condition

You'd have to have be affected by a serious medical condition to get that much

If you snore really badly it could be the sign of a serious medical condition which could mean you're entitled to up to £156 a week in benefits.

While a number of things can cause snoring such as allergies, smoking, drinking too much or being overweight, it can also be a sign of a potentially dangerous condition.

Of course, you'll need someone to tell you if you're a snorer, but if you are then it's worth finding out if you display some other signs of sleep apnoea.

This includes symptoms such as your breathing stopping and starting, waking up suddenly in the middle of the night and making gasping or snorting sounds while you sleep, according to the NHS.

Experts have warned people not to ignore the signs of danger, and something like sleep apnoea can seriously impact your life.

That's where the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) comes in as you could be entitled to some money if you've got a condition which seriously affects your everyday life.

Bad snoring could be the sign of something worse like sleep apnoea.
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According to Full Fact, the DWP have said that a person's ability to claim up to £156 'entirely depends on someone’s condition and how it affects their life'.

It'd come to you in the form of a Personal Independence Payment (PIP), which is for people who have long-term physical or mental health conditions due to disabilities.

"You don’t receive PIP just by having a condition, it’s how that condition affects your everyday life." they said.

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In order to be eligible for those benefits, you'd first have to be sure that your snoring was a sign of sleep apnoea and then be able to demonstrate that it is affecting your life in some way.

To get £156 a week would also be hitting the upper limit of what you'd get too, so things would have to be very serious indeed for you to receive the entire amount of money.

Sleep apnoea can have a significant impact on your life, and as a result you may be entitled to some benefits.
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Your sleep apnoea would have to severely affect your ability to complete daily tasks such as eating, drinking, dressing yourself and impacting your mobility.

According to the government, as of 31 July this year, there were 3.1 million people in England and Wales entitled to PIP, with 36 percent receiving the highest payment amount.

However, applying for PIP is no guarantee of receiving payments as over a 10 year period 3.2 million people have had their registrations disallowed.

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Topics: Health, UK News