Although these patients must use a colostomy, the SSA does not consider an uncomplicated colostomy to be a disability, because most people with a colostomy can continue their normal activities once they have healed from surgery.
Is having a colostomy bag classed as a disability?
For those of us with a stoma and underlying medical conditions then PIP (Personal Independence Payment) may well be a thing that you may be able to claim. For those who arent aware, PIP is a disability benefit that can be claimed even if you work. It is a benefit that is not means-tested.
Can you live a normal life with a colostomy?
Some are, but others can also be temporary and removed. These usually take a period of about three months to heal fully, and sometimes require surgery (a reversal) to fully close the colon. Fun fact number two: you can live a full and happy life with a colostomy bag.