Britons who have trouble snoring while sleeping can get government help of up to £156 a week. For this, it is enough to prove that the problem is due to ill health.
Experts consulted by The Sun explained that noise while sleeping can be a sign of sleep apnea, which makes some snorers eligible for what is known as PIP. Personal Independence Payroll or Personal Independence Wages.
PIP is a weekly deposited benefit for people with a mental or physical disorder that affects the performance of daily tasks. A person seeking assistance can work and participate in other government schemes.
While the aid has 3 million recipients, experts estimate thousands more are unaware they are eligible for the grant, The Sun reported. That’s because many “underlying health conditions” are part of the list of illnesses covered by PIP.
These include depression, concern, Diabetics And hearing loss, although not profound – in addition to sleep apnea. Snoring is one of the most common symptoms of the latter problem, which is when the muscles at the back of the throat become too relaxed, preventing normal breathing.
The condition is associated with obesity and accelerated aging, and causes dangerous pauses in breathing throughout a night’s sleep.
In the UK, 2,217 people receive PIP because they suffer from sleep apnea and other respiratory problems, according to British website Kent Live.
Anyone over the age of 16 can apply for this benefit, which ranges from £97.80 to £627.60 per month (R$614.47 to R$3,936.27 at current prices). Applicants must have lived in England, Scotland or Wales for at least two years and be present in one of the specified territories during the application process.
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