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Medication affecting PIP awards ?

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Nuttymoo1966
Nuttymoo1966 Community member Posts: 19 Listener
Morning all , does anyone know if the dose and strength of the medication you are on being increased has a bearing on your PIP award please . I was initally awarded Standard daily living in 2020 and was taking Zapain from pain relief .Since this i have been taking daily 75 mg of Amitryptaline and 30 g Morphine for my Fibromyalgia pain. I am also  currently awaiting  an MRI for  possible diagnosis of MS but have not informed DWP yet as i have no diagnosis as yet.  I am in the queue for an assessment but i don`t know why as nothing had changed apart from my medicationbeen changed to morphine .  

Do i need to inform DWP i am awaiting MRI for MS or wait until i have a diagnosis 

many thanks xx

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,131 Disability Gamechanger
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    This isn't a change of circumstances that needs to be reported. Same if you have a new diagnosis. PIP isn't about a diagnosis. If you report changes they will send you more forms to fill in and return and another assessment is most likely.

    Your award could either stay the same, be increased or stopped completely. Before reporting any changes you need to fully understand the descriptors and what they mean to make sure it's possible to score more points for a higher award.
    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.
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