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Hi, my name is Elfrance2!

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Elfrance2
Elfrance2 Community member Posts: 1 Listener
Hi, I need desperate help as I am in such a state. 

I won my tribunal for PIP in October last year. I was backdated from my original claim date which was January and was awarded for a year. 

My claim is due to run on in January and I’m panicking about what I’m supposed to do. 

My conditions have become much worse and have led to some changes in my life but I’m scared to update them incase they decide that I’m not entitled anymore. 

With my claim ending in January, what do I do to try and have my claim continued? And when do I do that. I’m so scared 

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 55,150 Disability Gamechanger
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    As you were awarded by a Tribunal then usually they will contact you about 14 weeks before the award ends to ask you to apply again. 

    If you report changes to your health condition you will be sent more forms to fill in again. Another assessment is most likely because most people have them. 

    A worsening of condition doesn’t automatically entitle you to more points for a higher award. 

    Once a decision is made your award could either remain the same, be reduced, increased or stop completely. The same applies when you reapply about 14 weeks before. 
    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.
  • Alex_Alumni
    Alex_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,562 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hello @Elfrance2 and thanks for reaching out, I hope we can help to reassure you. I can see Poppy has replied, so is there anything else you're still feeling unsure about? 

    We're here to support you, so please do have a look around and spend some time chatting in the coffee lounge if it helps :) 
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