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Hi, I'm billybob123! My mobility has improved, do I inform PIP?

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billybob123
billybob123 Community member Posts: 1 Listener
edited January 2023 in PIP, DLA, and AA
Hi looking for advice I’ve just been awarded higher rate pip both mobility and daily living only a month ago after 13 months and a tribunal
sods law 
i have started new medication and my mobility has improved I can walk 10-200 yrds on a good day 
it’s only been 2 weeks since meditation started 
not sure how long improvement will last or if it will I have a lifelong degenerative spinal condition that will get worse with age I am 62 my question is when should I inform PiPas I am scared to death of being told I didn’t inform them and being prosecuted 


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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,159 Disability Gamechanger
    edited January 2023
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    Firstly you need to have had the changes for at least 3 months. Remember also that PIP is about how you are the majority of the time over a 12 month period, that's at least 50% of the time. You say "on a good day" lots of people have good days but this doesn't mean they're no longer entitled to PIP.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • Cher_Alumni
    Cher_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,734 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @billybob123 and welcome to our online community, it's lovely to virtually meet you.

    Firstly, well done on the outcome of your PIP tribunal and also it's great that the medication is helping your walking. That must be a welcome relief.

    In terms of your PIP, I'd encourage you to bear in mind Poppy's words and see how you feel in a couple of months time. Equally, I'd speak with a welfare representative - who you can find for free via Advice local - so they can review your situation in more depth before you consider possibly reporting a change of circumstances. 

    Just to let you know, I've changed the title of your thread and moved it to our PIP, DLA and AA category to help others spot it and reply. 

    All the best and have a great weekend.
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  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
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    Agree with poppy. You need to wait until you are confident that you have a sustained improvement. Even then if the improvement says your mobility is better on three days a week then is largely unchanged for four days a week then on the majority of days you are the same and there is therefore no change for PIP purposes.
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  • rebel11
    rebel11 Community member Posts: 1,669 Pioneering
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    Keep a diary, each day log down how you feel, maybe using a scoring system, i.e. 1 = poor mobility, etc.

    The diary should help in all circumstances.   
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