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Currently on LCWRA and also PIP.. i have just currently found out i am pregnant..

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  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community member Posts: 15,895 Disability Gamechanger
    edited April 2023
    There's a bit of a difference between walking a dog & having a newborn baby! And your new motability car hasn't the least bit of relevance on this thread any more than your previous comments.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 52,414 Disability Gamechanger
    chiarieds said:
    There's a bit of a difference between walking a dog & having a newborn baby! And your new motability car hasn't the least bit of relevance on this thread any more than your previous comments.
    I couldn’t agree more. I have already advised the OP right at the start of the thread. All this is doing is causing confusion. 
    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.
  • 2oldcodgers
    2oldcodgers Posts: 743 Connected
    Again you are wrong. Even after the baby is born this is not a change of circumstances that needs to be reported for PIP. 
    Changes just need to be reported for UC when they will also be entitled to the child element. Assuming they aren’t already claiming for 2 children. 
    Look, and this is quite simple. Depending on the points gained under all of the descriptors - if the mother finds that she is having to contradict  some or any of them with looking after baby then it is wise to inform the DWP.
    I get the impression that you decide what a new mother should/should not tell the DWP (PIP) anything on the off chance that a new assessment might be called for and maybe a change of award. If things go awry it will be the mother that will have to face the failure to inform and not you.

  • Adrian_Scope
    Adrian_Scope Testing team Posts: 10,600 Scope online community team
    edited April 2023

    I want to take a moment to remind members about the importance of being cautious with the advice you post on the community.

    While we encourage members to share their knowledge, opinions and experience, it's essential to be mindful of the impact your words can have on others. Providing incorrect or misleading advice can lead to serious consequences for those who rely on it.

    Where possible take the time to ensure that the advice you're providing is accurate and trustworthy.

    Reporting a change of circumstances to PIP can lead to a reassessment. Being pregnant or having a baby is not a change that needs to be reported to PIP unless either of these result in a change in your condition or the help you need with your daily living or mobility. 

    For reference, the Gov website cites these as changes that need reporting to PIP:

    Change of circumstances

    You must contact the Personal Independence Payment (PIP) enquiry line if:

    • your personal details change, for example your name, address or doctor
    • the help you need or your condition changes
    • your condition has worsened and you’re not expected to live more than 12 months
    • you go into hospital or a care home
    • you go abroad
    • you’re imprisoned or held in detention
    • your immigration status has changed, if you’re not a British citizen
    Community Manager
    Scope
  • Adrian_Scope
    Adrian_Scope Testing team Posts: 10,600 Scope online community team
    Good afternoon @mini32 and a warm welcome to the community.

    I just wanted to reach out and congratulate you on your news and wish you all the best for your pregnancy. If you ever need any advice, or just someone to talk to, please don't hesitate to reach out to us here on the community, we'd be happy to help in any way that we can. Congratulations again, and all the best to you and your growing family!
    Community Manager
    Scope
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 52,414 Disability Gamechanger
    Look, and this is quite simple. Depending on the points gained under all of the descriptors - if the mother finds that she is having to contradict  some or any of them with looking after baby then it is wise to inform the DWP.


    Having a baby doesn't mean a person no longer qualifies for PIP. As always, you've blown the whole thing way out of proportion.


    I get the impression that you decide what a new mother should/should not tell the DWP (PIP) anything on the off chance that a new assessment might be called for and maybe a change of award. If things go awry it will be the mother that will have to face the failure to inform and not you.

    No, not at all. My advice is simple, being pregnant and having a baby or having children is not a reason for not being entitled to PIP, just because a person has small children to look after.

    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.
  • 2oldcodgers
    2oldcodgers Posts: 743 Connected

    Having a baby doesn't mean a person no longer qualifies for PIP. As always, you've blown the whole thing way out of proportion.

    No, not at all. My advice is simple, being pregnant and having a baby or having children is not a reason for not being entitled to PIP, just because a person has small children to look after.

    With respect I know what I said and I certainly never said that having a baby will mean the removal of PIP. What I did say was directly related to the care of the child. If the claimant finds that she is having to do something that she previously said she couldn't do or had difficulty doing then that should be reported to the DWP. As Adrian has pointed out 
    • the help you need or your condition changes

  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 52,414 Disability Gamechanger

    Having a baby doesn't mean a person no longer qualifies for PIP. As always, you've blown the whole thing way out of proportion.

    No, not at all. My advice is simple, being pregnant and having a baby or having children is not a reason for not being entitled to PIP, just because a person has small children to look after.

    With respect I know what I said and I certainly never said that having a baby will mean the removal of PIP. What I did say was directly related to the care of the child. If the claimant finds that she is having to do something that she previously said she couldn't do or had difficulty doing then that should be reported to the DWP. As Adrian has pointed out 
    • the help you need or your condition changes


    With all due respect do you ever have anything positive to comment with? Everything you comment on seems to always be so negative and you love to twist everything someone says.

    What you did actually say in a previous comment was this.
     I believe that any change should be notified to the DWP. To be honest they are the ones that will look at the facts and make the relevant decision.
    Which is what i'm referring to when i say that being pregnant isn't a change of circustances that needs to be reported. Exactly what Adrian also pointed out.

    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.
  • 2oldcodgers
    2oldcodgers Posts: 743 Connected

    With all due respect do you ever have anything positive to comment with? Everything you comment on seems to always be so negative and you love to twist everything someone says.

    What you did actually say in a previous comment was this.
     I believe that any change should be notified to the DWP. To be honest they are the ones that will look at the facts and make the relevant decision.
    Which is what i'm referring to when i say that being pregnant isn't a change of circustances that needs to be reported. Exactly what Adrian also pointed out.

    As I have said before and I agree that  being pregnant is not a change of circumstances
    What may well be a change of circumstances is after baby is born and mum has to carry out various activities that may/may not be at odds as to the descriptor/s that were awarded previously prior to not having children. If there are any changes in the ability to carry out those activities then that is reportable to the DWP as a change of circumstances.
    I can't seem to be able to make it any clearer than that.
  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community member Posts: 15,895 Disability Gamechanger
    Thank goodness the DWP in their wisdom realise there's no need for any female that has a baby to consider this a 'change of circumstances' regarding PIP. Imagine how many times the DWP would have to process these, have extra assessments, make reports & decisions? Having a baby doesn't change a person's underlying medical condition nor needs relating to this.
    Sadly you have again misinterpreted the context of the words used. Please consider the OP, who received a comprehensive & correct response, followed by your speculation & argument, which has contributed nothing further, & still you continue even after Adrian has clarified the situation. 

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